It's programs galore for children at the library

DadReading byspamilyThe Moore Public Library invites area families to attend a variety of program options for all ages of children inside the library during February.

The schedule of events for the month includes:

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art!11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 (registration required in advance)

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Barks, Books and Buddies, for age 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7 and 21

Viva GLARt! at the Moore Food and Resource Center11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 and 23

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 (registration required in advance)

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 (registration required in advance)

Eat healthy, save money

Cooking bypoppicnicThe Moore Public Library is helping those whose New Year's resolutions involve better decisions in their diet with the program "Healthy Eating on a Budget," at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Rooms A and B.

Teresa Brown of the Norman Regional Health System will present on ways to reduce food expenses while also preparing healthy and tasty meals.

The program is for ages 18 and up.

Registration in advance is required to attend.

It's "Game On!" for teens

Xbox byStockSnapThe Moore Public Library says "Game On!" to local teens in an upcoming afterschool event, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Rooms A and B.

Teens in sixth through 12th grades are invited to unwind by partaking in video games and board games and enjoy free snacks provided by the library,

Space for the event is limited, so registration in advance is required.

Experience an introduction to Tai Chi with free classes

Tai ChiGet started in 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. Classes take place in January on Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

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 not required in advance, 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.

Start the New Year on the move with our free Zumba classes

IMLS logoThe Moore Public Library, a community favorite for exercising minds through reading, also gives chances to exercise your body with its free weekly Zumba classes.

Free Zumba classes will be 6 p.m. on each Thursday evening in January, on Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

And the first program, on Jan. 5, is a chance to break in the year with a celebration, as attendees are encouraged to wear party hats and bring party favors.

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.