Use therapy bands for physical fitness

Resistance bandsLearn the use of therapy bands for physical fitness in the Blanchard Public Library’s series “Exercise with Therapy Bands for Strengthening,” beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the library.

Each class will be a 30-minute exercise session to help participants strengthen the muscles in their arms, legs and upper body.

This will be a nine-week series running at 1 p.m. each Wednesday through Sept. 27. The series is offered with to the training and support of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Ages 18 and up may attend. Registration is required in advance.

We're making learning fun through play

GLAR Spanish logoThe Blanchard Public Library continues its series of bilingual story times and activities with the next edition of Family Play Time/La Hora de jugar en familia, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play. 

The program is part of the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Registration is not required to attend.

Improve your balance with library’s Tai Chi series

Tai ChiThe Blanchard Public Library is exercising both mind and body with the next session of its series “Tai Chi for Better Balance.”

The six-week, 12-class series begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, and will take place at that time each Tuesday and Thursday evening through Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Community Room.

Participants will learn eight basic Tai Chi positions to help improve their balance, as well as several warm-up exercises to help with relaxation.

The class is offered thanks to the training and support of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Ages 18 and up may attend. Registration is required in advance.

Build a Better World with the Home Depot

HammerThe Blanchard Public Library presents a Home Depot Kids Workshop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, part of the library’s continuing Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World.”

Representatives from Home Depot Home Improvement Center will present a building workshop geared to ages 4 to 12. All supplies for the project will be provided by the Home Depot.

Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required in advance. Also, an adult parent, guardian or caregiver will need to sign a waiver before the program so their child may participate.

Find a new friend and practice reading in “Bow-Wow Books” series

Reading dogThe Blanchard Public Library has therapy dogs that are ready to listen to young readers in its “Bow-Wow Books” series on Tuesday afternoons the library is open in July.

Sessions are set for 2 to 4 p.m. July 11, July 18, and July 25. The library is closed for the Independence Day holiday July 4.

It’s a chance for readers to build their confidence while reading to a new furry friend who won’t try to correct them or be impatient with them.

Registration for a time to read should be completed by calling the library at 485-2275.

Take in a weekly movie with us

Film reelThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes the community this summer for its Family Movie Time series, continuing with showings throughout July, beginning Thursday, July 6.

All films are family-friendly titles that are rated G or PG. Check with staff at the library’s front desk for information on the titles. Participants are welcome to bring their own pillows, blankets and snacks.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the showings.