Summer Nights mean music in Moore

GuitarFriday nights are made for music in Moore, thanks to the Moore Public Library, the City of Moore and local sponsors presenting the annual Summer Nights Concert Series.

This year’s series features free concerts at 8 p.m. on the first four Fridays in June at Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St.

Performers will be:

June 2Banana Seat, bringing hits from the 70s to today with their eclectic style; MOVED TO LIBRARY

June 9Black Water Bridge, a local Moore band bringing classic rock favorites;

June 16Boulevard Brass, a brass quintet that will take the audience on a journey through time musically;

June 23Nicnos, a high-energy folk rock band based out of Oklahoma City.

Sponsors for the Summer Nights Concert Series are the Moore Public Library, City of Moore, Friends of the Moore Library and Tinker Federal Credit Union.

The Boulevard Brass performance is part of the Pioneer Library System’s schedule of touring Summer Reading Program activities. Sponsors for those events are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Get moving with our free Zumba classes

Musical notesThe Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes will be 6 p.m. on each Thursday evening in June, beginning June 1. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, although a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

The classes are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The big screen comes to the library for weekly movie showings

Film reelThe Moore Public Library brings the entertainment of a day at the movies for a series of screenings for all ages during the summer.

For children up to age 11, Wednesday at the Movies takes place at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28. All titles are rated G or PG.

And for teens and adults, the Thursday Afternoon Movie series brings PG or PG-13 titles at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Titles for each of the movie series are available by contacting the library.

Explore science at STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoThe Moore Public Library invites children going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grades to be part of the weekly series STEAM Fridays, taking place at 11 a.m. each Friday during June.

Each week will bring a different activity that promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts or mathematics (STEAM) and a variety of presenters will come from the community to share their expertise.

Activities, presenters and what they’re doing include:

June 2Museum of Osteology – Representatives from the museum will present Tooth and Eye “Dentification” as participants get a lesson in what can be learned from skulls;

June 9Building Day – Make structures from K’Nex, KEVA Planks, Legos and more;

June 16Science Museum Oklahoma – Blast off in a program that looks at space exploration;

June 23Creation Stations – The stations include OSMO gaming for iPads, littleBits circuitry, Makey Makey circuits and Art Robotics;

June 30Egg Drop – Build a protective vehicle for dropping an egg safely from a height.

Registration is required separately in advance for each program.

Experience an introduction to Tai Chi with free class series

Tai ChiLearn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library in two sessions of its weekly free classes – a Beginner’s Tai Chi class at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and an Intermediate Tai Chi class that follows immediately after at 10 a.m. The first June classes meet on Saturday, June 3.

Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for the classes is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help participants develop and improve muscle strength.

Either teens or adults may participate. Registration is required in advance, and a signed waiver also is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

The classes are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.