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Moore Reads group discussing “A Wizard of Earthsea”

The Moore Reads Book Discussion Group joins The Big Read this month, with a scholar-led discussion of A Wizard of Earthsea at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Visit the library to pick up a copy of the book and read this modern classic to join the discussion led by Mel OdomUniversity of Oklahoma professor and award-winning author. Registration is not required.

If you wish to continue your journey through Earthsea, we have all six titles in the Earthsea Cycle available at the library.

The Big Read is funded by grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Norman Arts CouncilOklahoma Humanities Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow FoundationFriends of the Norman Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

 

Get creative with our new littleBits kits

The Moore Public Library is giving teens a look inside basic robotics and engineering at its littleBits Creations program, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Room B of the library.

The program is for students in sixth through 12th grade. They’ll get an introduction to littleBits kits, which are an easy way to put together circuits, buzzers, spinners and more in a lesson of basic robotics. Participants will be using materials that are part of the library system’s new STEAM Power technology kits. Supplies are limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

 

Legal workshop looks at wills and trusts

book jacket for The American Bar Association guide to wills & estatesThe Moore Public Library hosts the legal workshop “Wills, Trusts, and How to Avoid Probate” at 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 for adults.

Bring a lunch and learn how to plan your estate. Dawn Hallman of Hallman & Associates, will share information on protecting an estate from taxes and probate and will dispel common misconceptions about trusts. 

If you are unable to attend the program, the library has several titles on estate planning available.

Express yourself through art

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“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.” -MaryAnn F. Kohl

The Moore Public Library invites children ages 6 and up to a four-part series called, “Express Yourself! Art!”  The art-centered programs will take place at 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Children will learn different art techniques from local artists at each session. The artwork will also be on display in the library.

Registration for each session and regular attendance is encouraged, but not required.  All materials will be provided by the library.

Share quality time with reading and art

colored pencilsThe Moore Public Library combines books and art for a special multi-week series, “Families Reading Together With Art.”

The series will consist of six consecutive sessions at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings, starting March 26 and running through April 30. Activities are for students in first through third grade and their parents.

Each week will feature a different theme and activities that include elements of both reading and creating art. Among the themes are birds, the ocean, gardening, camping and apesThe April 30th session will be an art show with participants diplaying art and inviting guests to an art reception.

All supplies will be provided but space is limited, so registration is required.

 

Seeking teens to lend input to Youth Space Project

The Moore Public Library is seeking local teens to share their input and talents on the plans for the future of the library’s teen space at an ongoing series titled “Teen Space Architects: Youth Space Project.”

The project is a partnership between the library and a class from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Library and Information Studies program. These students will meet with local teens for 10 weeks during the spring semester. The first meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, with future meetings set on Tuesdays through the first week of May.

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