The library becomes a home for exercising both mind and body on Wednesday nights, as the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library presents free Zumba classes.
The Zumba workouts get moving at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 with a 60-minute class. It features upbeat music and dance as a way to get a workout while having fun.
Classes are for ages 12 and up. Space is limited so registration is required in advance, and participants must sign a waiver before the workout, or have it signed by parent or guardian if they are age 17 or younger.
Mind and body, meditation and motion, the art and movements of Tai Chi have been tied to many health benefits for those who practice it.
The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library continues its weekly series of free Tai Chi classes in a family-friendly setting, at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Participants will learn from certified Tai Chi instructor Chock Petchprom. All ages are invited, although the class will be best suited to ages 7 and up.
Registration is not required in advance, but participants will need to sign a release form before each class. Ages 17 and under will need the waiver signed by parent or guardian.
The bus makes visits to libraries, schools, community centers and other sites throughout the year to promote reading and literacy, and each child who visits the bus receives a free book. To date, the Thunder organization has distributed more than 121,000 books through the program.
Registration will be required in advance as only a limited number of children will be able to go on the bus.