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Get a start in computer programming basics with Hour of Code

The Moore Public Library gives teens an introduction to computer programming at its Scratch: Hour of Code free class, set for 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

This Hour of Code will focus on Scratch,  a free programming language available online as a free resource from the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Teens in grades 6th through 12th will learn the basics of Scratch and how to create interactive stories, game and animations.

Space is limited so registration is required.

Increase your flexibility with Beginner's Yoga

yogaThe Moore Public Library hosts its Beginner's Yoga Class every Monday evening in December, beginning at 6 pm on Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28

Classes will be taught by a certified instructor and are designed to increase flexibility, balance and coordination with poses.

Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel for comfort. There will be a limited number of mats provided to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

The program is made possible by a Health Literacy Grant of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 The class is for teens and adults, and registration is not required to attend.


December is hopping with our children's programs

childThe Moore Public Library invites children and their caregivers to a variety of age-appropriate programs throughout the month at the library.

Story Time, for ages 2 and up - 10 a.m Tuesdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Barks, Books and Buddies6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 1 and 15. Registration is required for this program. Call 793-4347 to register for your 15-minute slot!

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Pre-K Create and Play, for preschoolers10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10

Cuddle Up and Read, evening story time for families – 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17

Sensory Story Time, for children ages 2-6 on the autism spectrum and sensitive to sensory overload10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Registration is required for this program.

Music Together, for children ages 3-8 - 11:00 a.m Saturdays, Dec. 5 and 19

Unless otherwise specified, registration is not required for these programs. Join in on the fun and attend these events!


Moore invites Tweens to series of events

childrenThe Moore Public Library invites tweens ages 8 to 11 to join in on the series of Tween Scene, an afterschool program taking place at the library. The program begins Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 4:30 p.m. , with future programs on Dec. 8 and 15 at the same time.

Each week, tweens will look into different types of art, explore science, play with Legos, read books and much more! Come out and make some new friends! You will not want to miss out.

Registration is not required to attend this event.


Find good ideas for holiday gift wrapping

paperThe Moore Public Library presents a Creative Gift Wrap Workshop, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Room A of the library.

The program is for ages 18 and up, who will learn new and creative ideas for making their Christmas gift wrapping be better than ever this holiday season. Participants are invited to bring one or two packages to wrap if they like!

All supplies for wrapping will be provided by the library but are limited in amount, so registration is required to attend the program.