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Summer Nights concert series returns

family on blanket in parkThe Summer Nights: Music in the Park series returns to Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th Street) on Friday nights in June. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a concert starting at 7 p.m. in the pavilion area in the southeast portion of the park.

This year’s schedule of performers features:

There will be a bonus performance featuring The Flat Line Band on Saturday, July 4, as part of A Celebration in the Heartland at the park.

The concert series is sponsored in partnership with City of Moore, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Friends of the Moore Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Farmer's Markets & You

Someone once said,Apples in pile

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local and that's kind of the same thing.

That's why on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m., we invite you to the library for Eat Local: CSAs, Farmers Markets and You, in Room A.

You don't need bib-overalls, but you do need a desire to learn about delicious local eats.  So grab your thinking sun cap while you listen to Adam Price, from the Oklahoma Food Coop, and local farmers talk about Farmer Market options available to Oklahomans.

Ages 18 and up are invited. But please know, space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Can't attend? Then try one these books:

Farmer's Market Cookbook The Farmer's Market Cookbook, by Richard Ruben
 641.5 RU

 Taking an original approach to modern cuisine that harkens back to a simpler time, Chef Ruben offers 100 simple yet elegant recipes for cooking meals with nature's fresh foods--from Fiddlehead Fern Risotto to fried green tomatoes.


Foraged flavor coverForaged Flavor: finding fabulous ingredients in your backyard or farmer's market, by Tama Matsuoka Wong
581.632 WO

Now more than ever Americans want to know where their food comes from, and, foraging--once relegated to natural foods extremists--has moved into the mainstream. FORAGED FLAVOR is the perfect guide for any dedicated or would-be forager, with plenty of tips for finding 100 edibles and 75 recipes for enjoying them in this seasonally organized field guide and cookbook.


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Against the Odds, I Survived Ashfall!

Join us Monday, June 1, at 2 pm, for a post-apocolyptic adventure in the library, called Ashfall: Surviving Against the Odds


  • An eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys your city and surroundings.
  • You now have to journey across several states to locate surviving family members -- if they survived.
  • Can you?

The Oklahoma Museum Network Outreach wing will present a program teaching you the science skills necessary to survive a volcanic, zombie, or any other type of apocolypse you may face. 

So if you enjoy the Ashfall trilogy, Hunger Games Trilogy or the Maze Runner trilogy then this event is for you. Registration is required, so students between  7th through 12th grades, sign up today!

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

Read more: Against the Odds, I Survived Ashfall!

Doc Rogers bending minds with summer magic show

book jacket for Courageous Canine

“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” twice at the Moore Public Library. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, and no registration is required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

Read more: Doc Rogers bending minds with summer magic show

Tweens get superhero essential skills in Tween Time

Do you have a young person between the ages of 8 and 11? Do you need a hour to browse the library by yourself, while they do something they enjoy? Well, then “Tween Time,” is for you (and them)!

Every Friday in June,  at 11 a.m. Tweens ( 8 to 11 year olds) are invited to try a variety of super new activities.
In order they are:

Week 1: Art Market - Limited to first 60 kids. Upon entry participants will be given 'library money'. They will then have to work with other kids to 'purchase' supplies to make their artful masterpieces. 
Week 2: Moore High School Drama Workshop - Limited to first 60 kids. Members of the Moore High School Drama Department will come and teach the finer points of acting.
Week 3: Top Hat Talent - Limited to first 60 kids. I said a hip hop, Hippie to the hippie, The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it. That's the type of dancing you'll do. 
Week 4: USA Takwondo Center - Limited to first 60 kids. Hands on introduction to a classic form of martial arts. (Essential for any hero in training)

Now, remember space is limited to the first 60 participants each week, so get there early. Then as your tween is getting some amazing heroic skills - you can have some quiet library time.