Free Zumba classes spicing up Thursday evenings

Woman byClckerFreeVectorImagesThe Moore Public Library, a longtime favorite for exercising your mind through reading, also gives chances to exercise your body with its free weekly Zumba classes.

Classes are scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings the library is opened. In November, the classes are set for Nov. 3, 10 and 17. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, although a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

The classes are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Commemorate "Day of the Dead" in teen event

Night byUnsplashWhile Halloween gets all the attention in America, our friends to the south in Mexico have a similar holiday they celebrate.

The Moore Public Library invites teens to learn about the Mexican culture and its Day of the Dead holiday in a program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Room B.

Participants will make a craft related to the holiday and also learn more about the cultural traditions of the holiday from books and other materials in the library collection.

Teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to participate. So there are enough supplies on hand, registration is required in advance to attend.

Learn how the new rules for overtime pay can affect you

Dollar byTBITBusiness owners have a new regulation coming into place later this year regarding overtime pay for employees.

And to make sure they have the facts on it, they're invited to come to the Moore Public Library for its upcoming workshop, "The New Overtime Rule," at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Rooms A and B.

Jessica Parker, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, will lead the discussion, going over specifics about the new regulations, which were part of a presidential memorandum issued in 2014 that will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016.

The program is a partnership with the library, the Moore Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division and REI Women's Business Center.

Ages 18 and up are invited to participate, and registration is required in advance.


Visait us for a busy schedule of November children's programming

BoyReading2The Moore Public Library welcomes area families to attend a variety of program options for all ages of children inside the library during November.

The schedule of events for children, by age, features:

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Barks, Books and Buddies, for age 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1 and 15

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Music Together, for ages 3 to 8 – 11 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 19

Voting Party, for all ages – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14

Sensory Story Time: Viva GLART! Grow a Learner Through Art, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

Haunt the Library with spooktacular event

Pumpkins-469641 200Celebrate Halloween with your friends at the Moore Public Library and our annual "Haunt the Library" event. The fun runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the library.

Guests will be able to take part in an insect petting zoo hosted by Insect Adventure, a photo booth, Halloween-themed games and crafts, $1 snow cones from Kona Ice and more.

All ages are invited to attend and are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes. Registration is not required in advance.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Moore Public Library.