New series focusing on brain health

BrainThe Moore Public Library and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative are giving good suggestions for healthy living with its April series “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind.”

The workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays during April. The dates and themes for each week’s sessions are:

April 3Twelve Pathways to Good Mental Health

April 10Identifying and Managing Stress

April 17Identifying and Managing “the Blues”

April 24Moving Forward (Utilizing the 12 Pathways Throughout the Year)

Participants will receive session handouts and a workbook that includes a 52-week calendar for use after the workshop concludes.

Ages 18 and up may attend, and registration is required in advance.

Financial assistance for this special project is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Teens, come volunteer with us!

Volunteer signThe Moore Public Library has many opportunities for local teens to broaden their horizons by volunteering with the library this summer.

Anyone who turns 12 by May 31 and is no older than 17 is eligible to apply to be a teen volunteer this summer. Applications will be available at the Information Services Desk of the library beginning March 28 and are due back on May 1.

Volunteers will be asked to attend one orientation session and one training session during May. 

Participants also will have the opportunity this summer to become a Teen Lead Volunteer. Those interested in becoming a Teen Lead Volunteer will select an interview timeslot when turning in their application, and those selected will have expanded duties, including planning the Teen Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party.

The library is at its busiest in June and July during its annual Summer Reading Program, as thousands of extra guests will be attending library events, providing the need and opportunity to help library staff with running programs, signing children up for Summer Reading and helping librarians with special projects.

Volunteers can expect to need to be available for at least 15 hours during June and July, while Lead Volunteers can expect to spend about 20 hours.

Special story time to focus on yoga

KidsThe Moore Public Library is giving young children and their families an introduction to yoga in its Yoga Story Time, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the library.

Children of all ages will be read several yoga books, as well as participate in themed songs and activities. Registration is requested in advance for those wanting to attend.

It’s just one of many story times offered by the library, including Preschool Story Time at 10 a.m. most Tuesdays, Lapsit Story Time for babies and their caregivers at 10 and 10:45 a.m. most Wednesdays, and other special events like Story Time at the Boxcar, which takes place next at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at The Boxcar coffee shop, 2100 N. Eastern Ave.

Get your resume up to date

People talkThe Moore Public Library is helping job seekers boost their chances with its upcoming program “Resume Reviews for Success” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

It’s a chance to get a 30-minute, one-on-one session with a knowledgeable resume reviewer to help attendees update their resume.

Registration is required in advance to set up a 30-minute timeslot.

Attendees are encouraged also to come back for the library’s Community Job Fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. That event will include numerous employees onsite to talk about career opportunities and in some cases conduct interviews.




Library to host Community Job Fair

GroupMove your future forward with the Moore Public Library and its Community Job Fair, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in Rooms A and B.

Numerous local employers will be on site to give information about opportunities in their organizations. Attendees should come prepared for on-site interviews. A list of employers attending will be updated regularly here.

The library also will have resume and cover letter assistance available, and the Computer Training Center will be set up for immediate online application process.

Either teens of working age or adults may attend, and no advance registration is required.