Tai Chi series resumes in August

Tai ChiThe Blanchard Public Library presents another series of free tai chi classes for adults beginning in August.

Tai Chi sessions run at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 4, and running through Thursday, Sept. 8.

Participants will learn some of the basic movements of tai chi as a way to reduce stress while increasing balance and flexibility. The program is for people of all levels of mobility and can be performed either standing or sitting.

The classes are for ages 18 and up and are offered free of charge, although registration is required in advance. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing for the workouts.

Monday means a perfect time for stories and more

Family ReadingThe Blanchard Public Library invites local families to a morning of stories and activity at Family Story Time, at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays in August, on Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Each morning program will feature not just stories, but songs, rhymes, flannel board activities, music and bubble time, as well as crafts and sensory activities. Ages 11 and under and their caregivers are invited to attend.

Registration in advance is not required.

Learn a new way to be active - juggling

KidHandsOnThe Blanchard Public Library brings a unique means of workout at "Juggle Whatever with Jeremy," at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Community Room.

Jeremy Philo will bring his fast-paced juggling talent in what will start as a demonstration before children get a chance to participate and learn some basics of juggling themselves.

The event is geared to ages 11 and under. Space will be limited for the program, so registration is required in advance to attend.