Enjoy the 4th of July with us at Moore’s Celebration in the Heartland

FireworksThe Moore Public Library again will be part of Moore's annual Celebration in the Heartland, taking place from 10 a.m. to dark Tuesday, July 4, at Buck Thomas Park, 1901 NE 12th St.

The event will feature a car show, food vendors, children’s activities, inflatables and much more. The library will have staff on hand to give information on all there is to offer as the Summer Reading Program winds along.

FInd out more about the event by visiting the city's website.

Experience an introduction to Tai Chi with free class presentation

Tai ChiLearn 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 July beginning Saturday, July 1.

And starting with the July 8 classes and running through August 12, the classes will be done seated and will be especially geared to people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, MS, Cancer, recovery from surgery or injury and wheelchair users.

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.

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Learn about art through play at ¡Viva GLART! event

GLAR Spanish logoThe Moore Public Library is celebrating art in a bilingual setting with its program ¡Viva GLART, Grow a Learner through Art! at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1.

Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and provide a bilingual setting for learning through art play. All materials are provided.

The ¡Viva GLART! series 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.

Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

Make and create with our Maker Mobile project

Maker MobileFor the past year, the Pioneer Library System has introduced communities throughout its three-county area to new technology and ideas through its Maker Mobile.

This summer the Maker Mobile will hit the road for its Maker Mobile Tween/Teen and Adult Team Project, set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Moore Public Library.

Teams featuring one adult and one tween or teen (ages 8 to 17) will work in pairs to create a charging station that can be used for multiple devices. The hands-on project will include elements of computer design, machine cutting, and construction, and each team will get to take their completed project home at the end of the event.

Read more about the Maker Mobile here.

Beam aboard for an evening of "Star Trek" and science

Star Trek coverThe Moore Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma representatives for a trip to the sci-fi future with the program Science of Star Trek, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28.

Participants ages 18 and up can let out their inner Trekkie for an exploration of the science behind the popular television, movie and book series. Perhaps Star Trek items like transporters, phasers, tricorders, cloaking devices and replicators aren’t just the dreams of science fiction.

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

Read more about the Science Museum and its visits to the library this summer here.

Evening Story Time coming to Central Park

Family in parkThe Moore Public Library is bringing all the entertainment of its weekly morning story times to a later time in the day as it presents a special Evening Story Time at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Moore’s Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St.

This will be an interactive story time event for families taking place in the Amphitheater at the park. Participants should bring a blanket or lawn chair and wear sunblock.

Registration is not required in advance.

Check with the library if there are questions about whether poor weather might affect the event.

Tween Scene group creating Rock Art

PaintThe Moore Public Library’s Tween Scene group delves into a lesson in Rock Art in its next session, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 26.

Participants will create works of art on river rocks by painting or using a mosaic technique.

The group is for students going into third through fifth grades and meets on the fourth Monday of most months.

Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.

Make it a creative “crafternoon” at the library

EmojisSpend the afternoon expressing your creative side with the Moore Public Library and the latest installment of its upcoming Teen Crafternoon, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 26.

This month's event will feature a variety of craft projects, including mini emoji felt pillows, sand art votive candle holders, flower pens, and seed balls.

All supplies will be provided but are limited in amount, so registration in advance is required. Ages 12 to 17 may participate.

Beginner’s Yoga classes set on Mondays

YogaThe Moore Public Library presents a series of free Beginner’s Yoga Classes to the community, with classes scheduled on Mondays the library is open throughout the summer, beginning on Monday, June 5 at 6 p.m. each week.

The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel for comfort, although there will be a limited number of mats provided.

The classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults and 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.

A signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

Story Time in the Park traveling around Moore during June

KidsStory Time is heading outside the walls of the Moore Public Library and into several of Moore’s city parks again as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Outdoor, interactive story times are planned for 10 a.m. on Monday mornings in June at the following sites:

June 5 – Kiwanis Park, 501 E. Main St.

June 12 – Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St.

June 19 – Central Park, 700 S. Broadway St. 

June 26 – Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12th St.

Activities are geared to young children and their caregivers. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Questions about inclement weather? Call the library at 793-4347 in advance.