Get creative with our new littleBits kits

The Moore Public Library is giving teens a look inside basic robotics and engineering at its littleBits Creations program, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Room B of the library.

The program is for students in sixth through 12th grade. They’ll get an introduction to littleBits kits, which are an easy way to put together circuits, buzzers, spinners and more in a lesson of basic robotics. Participants will be using materials that are part of the library system’s new STEAM Power technology kits. Supplies are limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

 

Legal workshop looks at wills and trusts

book jacket for The American Bar Association guide to wills & estatesThe Moore Public Library hosts the legal workshop “Wills, Trusts, and How to Avoid Probate” at 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 for adults.

Bring a lunch and learn how to plan your estate. Dawn Hallman of Hallman & Associates, will share information on protecting an estate from taxes and probate and will dispel common misconceptions about trusts. 

If you are unable to attend the program, the library has several titles on estate planning available.

Legos are taking over the library

The Moore Public Library invites teens to an afternoon of robotics with its Lego Mindstorm Robot program, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18.

Participants will work together to build a variety of Lego creatures and robots using Lego Mindstorms kits. The kits contain software that will help teens put together a programmable robot. All the supplies are provided, but space for the program is limited, so registration in advance is required.Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library services logos

The robots are available thanks to grant support from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Express yourself through art

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“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.” -MaryAnn F. Kohl

The Moore Public Library invites children ages 6 and up to a four-part series called, “Express Yourself! Art!”  The art-centered programs will take place at 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Children will learn different art techniques from local artists at each session. The artwork will also be on display in the library.

Registration for each session and regular attendance is encouraged, but not required.  All materials will be provided by the library.

Share quality time with reading and art

colored pencilsThe Moore Public Library combines books and art for a special multi-week series, “Families Reading Together With Art.”

The series will consist of six consecutive sessions at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings, starting March 26 and running through April 30. Activities are for students in first through third grade and their parents.

Each week will feature a different theme and activities that include elements of both reading and creating art. Among the themes are birds, the ocean, gardening, camping and apesThe April 30th session will be an art show with participants diplaying art and inviting guests to an art reception.

All supplies will be provided but space is limited, so registration is required.

 

Seeking teens to lend input to Youth Space Project

The Moore Public Library is seeking local teens to share their input and talents on the plans for the future of the library’s teen space at an ongoing series titled “Teen Space Architects: Youth Space Project.”

The project is a partnership between the library and a class from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Library and Information Studies program. These students will meet with local teens for 10 weeks during the spring semester. The first meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, with future meetings set on Tuesdays through the first week of May.

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