Learn and create on STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoGet scientific with the Moore Public Library and its STEAM Fridays series, scheduled at 11 a.m. on each Friday in June as part of the Summer Reading Program at the library.

The programs are for students going into third through fifth grades, and will take on STEAM projects (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics).

The schedule features:

June 1Building Day, using K’Nex, Legos and more;

June 8Lunar Music, the local music store, will let children explore various instruments;

June 15DJ Boards, make music using the library’s new Akai MPK Mini MKII DJ sound boards;

June 22PLS Maker Mobile, a visit from the library’s mobile maker space;

June 29Egg Drop Challenge, a lesson in kinetic energy with a contest;

Registration is required separately for each of the activities.

Find financial freedom through help from series

CalculatorThe Moore Public Library will host a four-part Financial Education series covering a variety of topics at 11 a.m. on the first four Saturday mornings in June.

The classes are for ages 18 and up, and topics for the series are:

June 2 – Couponing and apps for budgeting, credit, financial education and security tips;

June 9 – The power of seven personal financial disciplines;

June 16 – The three pillars of financial stability;

June 23 – Estate planning

Registration is required separately for each session, and a light brunch will be provided for those who register.

High-energy "circus" coming for summer performances

HoopsFrom juggling to hula hooping to unicycling, Jeremy and Kelsey Philo bring a blur of action and energy to their performances.

They’ll bring their act to the Moore Public Library for the program “Lights! Music! Circus!” taking place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the library. It’s part of a tour of the Pioneer Library System during this year’s Summer Reading Program.

The Philos make up “Juggle Whatever,” and tour the area for a performance and workshop that isn’t just fun, but also to give participants an encouraging example and create a positive learning environment for teaching grit through tasks that improve coordination, balance, and self-efficacy.

They’ll show off juggling and hula-hooping tricks with a variety of music and high-tech LED props. The show is geared to children ages 11 and under and their caregivers.

Registration is not required to attend.

And this won’t be the only appearance “Juggle Whatever” will make in Moore this summer. The Philos return for a special presentation at Moore’s Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. All ages are invited to see the show and learn a few new tricks in a program presented thanks to the Health Literacy Grant, made possible from federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Make music in weekly summer story times

Musical notesMusic is in the air at the Moore Public Library and new weekly Music Movers Story Time taking place as part of its Summer Reading Program at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays during June and July.

Featured performers and the dates they’ll be at the library in June are:

June 5Ben and Dan from the band Plain Speak share their skill with electric guitars and sound effects;

June 12 – The Thunder Drummers will be here for a show, Q and A, and we'll have a special “Dads, Doughnuts and Drums” activity;

June 19Mike Hosty, the “One Man Band,” will bring a collection of silly songs;

June 26Tippi Toes Dance Studio will share dance moves and books and music about dancing;

Activities are geared to children ages 3 to 11. Registration is not required to attend any of the events.

Check the library’s calendar for children’s events taking place most days during the summer and spend some time going through the library’s collection of books for young readers.

Summer Nights Concert Series returns to Central Park

InstrumentsThe Moore Public Library joins up with multiple community partners to present the annual Summer Nights Concert Series, taking place on four Friday nights in June beginning Friday, June 8.

The concerts take place at 8 p.m. at the City of Moore’s Central Park, 700 S. Broadway Ave., and will feature the following acts:

June 8Banana Seat

June 15Nicnos

June 22Black Water Bridge

June 29SquadLive

All ages are invited to attend the concerts.

Sponsors for the series are Norman Regional Health System, the City of Moore, Moore Friends of the Library, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Kona Ice and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.