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Get a start in genealogy research with workshop

family treeThe Moore Public Library gives genealogy researchers a chance to further their knowledge of their family’s history with the program “Starting Right with Genealogy Research,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12.

Kathryn Ramsay, Genealogy and Local History Librarian for the Pioneer Library System, will lead the class. She will help beginners search for genealogical information and establish family connections to provide a solid foundation in building a family tree. Registration is required to attend the workshop. 

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It's Teen Tech Week @ the library

The Moore Public Library commemorates Teen Tech Week with a busy slate of activities just for its teen visitors, from March 9-12. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), hosted annually to expand and strengthen library services for ages 12 to 18.

The activities are scheduled for 3:30 to 5 p.m. each day for teens in sixth through 12th grade and include:

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Free computer classes offered in March

Computer screen login box The Moore Public Library announces its schedule for free computer classes for March. All classes will be taught in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Registration is required for each individual class. To register, visit the library, call 405-793-4349, or register online at the library Events Calendar.

The class schedule for March includes:

March 3, 9:30 a.m.: Computer Basics – An introduction to the computer with practice using a mouse.
March 17, 9:30 a.m.: Email Basics - Learn the basics of using email, including reading, sending, and deleting messages. Receive assistance with signing up for a free email address.
March 19, 6:30 p.m.: Basic Windows 7 - Introduction to the operating software Microsoft Windows 7. Includes exploring the computer desktop, working with files and folders, and understanding the basics of Windows 7.
March 24, 9:30 a.m.: Advanced Email - Learn advanced options of using e-mail. Includes working with attachments. Email Basics or equivalent is a prerequisite.
March 31, 9:30 a.m.: Smartphone Basics – Learn the basics of Android and Apple devices. This class will cover hardware of smartphones and the features that come built in, including calling, texting, searching the internet, and taking a picture. This class is for the beginning smartphone user and devices will not be provided, so participants need to bring their own phone or device.

Need assistance with something we don't have an organized class for? Then why not check out our Schedule a Librarian service?

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with special story time

book jacket for The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost StoriesThe Moore Public Library celebrates the life of the legendary Dr. Seuss with a Seussical Story Time Spectacular, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Story Time Room of the library.

The day includes songs, games and of course reading of several of the author’s works. Registration is not required to attend.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, much better known as Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904, and is known for his 46 children’s books, including such classics as The Cat in the HatThe Lorax, and of course, Green Eggs and Ham.

For more information, visit the library or call 793-5100. 

Move into March with a busy array of activities for children

The Moore Public Library invites children and their big people to a variety of age-appropriate programs throughout the month of March at the library.

The schedule for March features:

Story Time, for ages 3 and up – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24;
Books, Barks and Buddies – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 and 17;
Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25;
Read, Create and Play, for families with preschool and school-age children – 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 7 and 21;
Make and Take crafts, for ages 2 to 6 – 10 a.m. Thursdays, March 12 and 26;
Sensory Story Time, for children ages 2-6 on the autism spectrum and sensitive to sensory overload – 10 a.m. Friday, March 20.

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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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