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‘Nighttime Ninjas’ visiting from the OKC Zoo

woman holding large egg for child to seeThe Oklahoma City Zoo is bringing some of its “Nighttime Ninjas” out during the day for a visit to the Moore Public Library at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14.

The program is for all ages, who will learn about and get to meet several nocturnal creatures and learn about their homes, habits, and how they survive.

It’s part of the zoo’s series of outreach events made available thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.

Registration is not required in advance to attend, but space is limited to the first 300 participants.

Teens get to have even more fun at the library

four teens smilingThe Moore Public Library features a popular novel series and robotic building in several upcoming events at the library.

Teens are going inside the Veronica Roth novel for the program “Fashion Initiation: Divergent Style,” at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 13. The afternoon features crafts, activities and a trivia game about the books and is for teens entering grades 7-12. It’s all centered around the post-apocalyptic Divergent trilogy by Roth. Registration is required.

Teens also are invited to take a deeper look into the library’s new Lego kits with a pair of Lego Mindstorm Robot Camps, from 1 to 4 p.m. July 16-18, and again from 1 to 4 p.m. July 30 - Aug. 1. During the camps, participants will work together in teams to produce bigger, more complex robots than could be made in single-day sessions. The camps are also for teens going into grades seven through 12. Registration is required and it’s asked that participants only sign up for one of the Lego camps, so there is room for as many as possible to be part of the experience.

Super foods, summer cooking go hand in hand

“Superfoods is not a made-up term, but superfoods are foods that can give you the maximum nutrition for the calories,” said Matthew Joplin, one of the co-founders of Food for Thought.

A super summer of superhero activities at the library means it’s time for the staff at Food for Thought Learning Institute to bring out a program on superfoods and their benefits, set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13. The program will be limited to the first 40 participants, so there are enough supplies available and so everyone can get a good look at what’s happening. Registration is required and can be competed using the online form.

As in their visits the past two summers to Hometown libraries, the Food for Thought crew will demonstrate easy recipes for using items that many people might already have around their house, as a way to be cost-effective and practice good nutrition.

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Upcycle Sundays repurposing old into new

book jacket for Modern UpcyclingThe Moore Public Library is putting old items to good use in its Upcycle Sundays series, running at 2 p.m. on July 12, 19 and 26, in Rooms A and B.

Each week’s event will focus on a differnt item in your home that can be transformed for a new usage. The programs are for ages 18 and up.

The schedule includes:

  • Feb. 12 – Upcycle Jewelry: A chance to bring broken jewelry and give the pieces a new life
  • Feb. 19 – Upcycle Furniture: Lessons on turning old, broken furniture into exciting new pieces
  • Feb. 26 – Refashioning Clothes: How to redesign old clothes into a more fashionable item.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Acquire some new tastes at German cooking workshop

book jacket for The German KitchenA little piece of Germany makes its way into the Moore Public Library and its upcoming program, “The Secrets of German Cooking,” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance to attend.

Participants will learn several techniques and recipes for making authentic German dishes at home.

If you're interested in learning more about German cooking, check out our German cookbook collection!