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Take our digital photography challenge!

CameraThe Moore Public Library invites local teens to an evening of learning and practicing photography in a Digital Photography Challenge, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Story Time Room.

Participants will use Samsung tablets to take photos and then have the chance to print out their best work using the library’s Kodak photo printer.

Students in 6th through 12th grades may attend. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Get an introduction to swing dancing in library event

Swing danceWant to dance the night away but are cursed with two left feet?

The Moore Public Library may have an answer for your problem, with its upcoming Introduction to Swing Dance class, at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in Rooms A and B.

Instructors from 3Sixty Entertainment Powerhouse will spend the first hour of the event going over fundamentals of swing dancing, followed by a dance social in the last half-hour.

The event is for ages 18 and up, and registration is limited to the first 50 who sign up in advance.

Financial assistance for the program is 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.

It's an electronic afternoon with Arduinos

ArduinoEnter a world of electronics and creativity with the Moore Public Library and its upcoming Teen SparkFun Arduino workshop, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Computer Training Center.

Teens in 6th through 12th grades will learn about the library’s SparkFun Inventor’s Kits, giving them a chance to complete 16 circuits that teach about reading sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors and more.

No previous experience working with programming is required to participate.

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

Gear up your mind and body with fitness classes

Tai ChiStart the new year in a healthy way with the Moore Public Library, which is boosting both mental and physical well-being with its weekly series of workout classes.

The schedule for January classes features:

Zumba - 6 p.m. on each Thursday of the month. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements. Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate.

Tai Chi for Health9:15 a.m. on Mondays, Jan. 8, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. Classes introduce basic Tai Chi principles and movements integrating mind and body. Ages 12 and up may participate.

Beginner’s Yoga - 6 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 8, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. 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.

A signed waiver is required before each class, and anyone under age 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

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.

It’s a new year of activities for kids

Kids and dogStart a new year of reading and learning with the Moore Public Library and its array of programs for children and their families.

Activities scheduled during January include:

Barks, Books & Buddies - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 2 and Jan. 16

Preschool Story Time10 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Lapsit Story Time10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Kid’s Club4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8

Pre-K Play10 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11 and Jan. 25

Sensory Story Time - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 (registration is required in advance)

TweenScene: Snowflake Art4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22