Summer Nights bring a month of free Friday concerts to Moore

guitarThe Moore Public Library’s Summer Nights Concert Series is back for another run providing free Friday evening entertainment for families.

This year’s concerts will take place at Moore’s new Central Park, 700 S. Broadway Ave. Each concert starts at 7 p.m. and the schedule features:

June 3Black Water Bridge, a Moore-based band specializing in classic rock favorites;

June 10Nicnos, a high-energy folk rock band from Oklahoma City;

June 17Maggie McClure and Shane Henry, singer-songwriters who will share some of their work;

June 24Riders Ford, which will present a red dirt country sound.

Registration is not required to attend any of the performances.

Kick off Summer Reading with parade, activities

srp2016The Summer Reading Program brings thousands of readers into the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System, and this year’s activities once again provide opportunities for all ages to experience the library.

The Moore Public Library gets its Summer Reading Program festivities started with one of its biggest events of the year, its annual Summer Reading Program Parade. The route begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, in front of Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway Ave., before winding through the streets of Moore to end at the library.

Inside the library, it’s the first chance to sign up for SRP, as well as enjoy snow cones, games, crafts and more. Attendees are encouraged to ask about the library’s Climb Mount Moore challenge for a chance at winning a grand prize.

This year’s Summer Reading Program takes a look at exercise, not just of body but of mind as well, as both mental and physical activity are featured for those who come inside the library. The themes for SRP in 2016 are “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!for children; “Get in the Game: Read!for teens and “Exercise Your Mind. Read! for adults.

A slate of performers will tour throughout the 11 hometown libraries in the system, and activities are set nearly every day as SRP hits its peak during June and the first part of July.

Sponsors for this year’s edition of the Summer Reading Program are Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesOklahoma College Savings PlanSonicThe Oklahoman Newspapers in Educationthe Oklahoma Department of Librariesthe Pioneer Library System FoundationFriends of the Library groups and the Pioneer Library System.

Movie in the Park comes to Moore’s Central Park

movie in parkThe Moore Public Library, partnering with the City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department, invites the community to its yearly early summer favorite, Movie in The Park, moving this year for the first time to the new Central Park in Moore.

Activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the park at 700 S. Broadway Ave. The movie, featuring the antics of the Minions, will begin at dark, or about 8:30 p.m. The movie showing is free for all ages, although guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating! Join us in a movie with your family that'll make you laugh! 

Moore Reads group to host monthly discussion

Another book talk awaits! The Moore Public Library’s Moore Reads book discussion group is together in for its next book talk, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Conference Room of the library.

This month’s discussion will be over the novel Boston Girl by Anita Diamont.

The group is for ages 18 and up, who meet monthly, generally on the final Thursday of the month. They’ll discuss a title read by all members of the group. A copy of the book, from one of the library’s book discussion kits, is available at the Information Services desk.

Future titles and meeting dates for the group include:

The Vacationers by Emma Straub - June 30

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar - July 28

Get creative and color in monthly event

coloringThe Moore Public Library continues it series of adult coloring sessions, with the next edition of its Adult Coloring class at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Story Time Room of the library.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

The goal of the class is relaxation and boosting brain activity and creativity. Registration is required to attend. Register soon and join us in coloring! 


Get a financial lesson on the importance of credit

Need advice on how to maintain a good credit score? The Moore Public Library looks at finances and smart decisions on money in its upcoming workshop, Being Wise About Credit, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in Room B of the library.

Giovanni Monterroso of Tinker Federal Credit Union will lead the program, talking about the way a credit score is figured and why that number matters for a person. Attendees will learn steps to take for obtaining credit, how to use it wisely and the impact money management has on their future credit standing.

The program is for teens and adults, and registration is required.


Expand your cooking options in pair of workshops

foodCooking gluten-free doesn’t mean having to prepare meals that are taste-free!

The Moore Public Library welcomes the talented chefs from Platt College in Moore for the presentation Gluten-Free Cooking, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in Room B of the library.

They’ll be giving ideas and recipes that are full of taste but also gluten-free for those who have an allergy or are just wanting to keep a gluten-free diet.

The chefs will return for a program focusing on Diabetic-Friendly Cooking, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, also in Room B of the library.

It will feature recipes that cater not only to those with diabetic conditions but do so without giving up taste.

The programs are for ages 18 and up and are funded thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from Library Services and Technology (LSTA), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Space is limited so registration is required for each event! And, if you're interested in more recipies, check out our gluten-free cookbooks and our diabetic cookbooks.