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.

Have a novel in you? Get some ideas for it from writing group

writeDo you wish to improve your writing skills? Join the Moore Public Library as it invites writers and aspiring authors to be part of its monthly Just Write: A Writer’s Group, which next meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Room B of the library.

The group is for ages 18 and up and hosts meetings each month. Information Services Library Assistant Michael Hallows, himself a published author, leads the group, which welcomes writers of all levels, interests and genres.

Space is limited so registration is required to attend.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with us

comicsThe Moore Public Library is joining in the national celebration of Free Comic Book Day with a day of comics and more, beginning when the library opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

The library will have free comic books available while supplies last, and also a chance to see the extensive collection of books on favorite comic book characters in the library.

This is the 15th year for Free Comic Book Day, which debuted in 2002 to coincide with the premiere weekend of that year’s release of “Spider-Man” in movie theaters! More than two million comic books were given away in that inaugural event.

All ages are invited, and registration is not required.

Library to host Community Job Fair

jobThe Moore Public Library invites local job seekers to its Community Job Fair, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the library.

The event will feature a variety of local employers set up in Rooms A and B of the library to provide information, job applications and even do on-site interviews with prospective job candidates.

There also will be an area set up in the room for resume and cover letter assistance for job applicants.

Employers confirmed as of April 27 to participate in the event are: Sunbelt Staffing, Play Street Hourly Child Care, The Home Depot, Target, Earlywine Park Family YMCA, Braum’s, SitelJC PenneyRoss Dress for LessLowe'sPanera BreadHideaway PizzaTerry Neese PersonnelCSAA Insurance GroupG2 Secure StaffUS Postal ServiceQSR Productions LLCSam's ClubNorman Regional Health SystemTinker Federal Credit Union, Warren Theatre-Moore, Walgreens, Express Employment Professionals, City of Moore Parks & Recreation, Kohl's, and OCCC Commercial Food Equipment Service Technician (CFEST) Program.

This list will be updated as more employers sign up to participate.

Experience an array of animals from Oklahoma during zoo visit

bobcatThe Oklahoma City Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals, and many of those are animals that are still close to home, from habitats that exist here in the Sooner State.

The zoo will show off some of those friends during a visit to the Moore Public Library for the program Oklahoma Animals, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Room B of the library.

The state has a wide variety of habitats, from lakes to mountains, swamps to forests, and each has unique examples of wildlife that live there. Zoo representatives will discuss the differences and bring a few friends that come from those areas.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration is not required.

Travel to Paris with Moore Reads discussion

The Moore Public Library’s Moore Reads Book Discussion group is together in for its next book talk, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Conference Room of the library.

This month’s discussion will be on The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

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:

May 26Boston Girl by Anita Diamont

June 30The Vacationers by Emma Straub

July 28The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Wanted: Teen Summer Reading Program Volunteers

VolunteerApplications to be a teen summer volunteer at the Moore Public Library are now available at the Information Services desk! Applications will be accepted from now until May 9th.

Teen volunteers will be assisting the Children’s and Information Services Departments with registration for the Summer Reading Program, helping with programs for children’s, teens, and adults, and other behind-the-scenes tasks at the library!

To apply to be a volunteer, teens must be in grades 6th through 12th (will complete 6th grade as of the end of this school year, going into 12th grade in the fall). Volunteers must be able to attend a training orientation, work at least 15 hours total during June and July, and come to the end of summer party on July 30th. We'll have pizza, screen printing, and fun!

Please call the Information Services Desk at 793-4349 for more information.

Build a winning resume with help from event

resumeThe Moore Public Library invites job seekers or those perhaps seeking a better job to its Resume Reviews for Success sessions, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Room B of the library.

Participants will get a chance to meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a knowledgeable resume reviewer to go over strengths and weaknesses of their resume and ideas for making it better.

Teens of age to hold a job and adults are invited to participate and registration is required for one 30-minute session.

Participants then are encouraged to return to the library May 4 for a Community Job Fair, with local employers presenting, taking resumes and conducting interviews on site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Up your professional profile with tips from workshop

businessFind a more positive path to a career change or advancement with help from the Moore Public Library’s Professional Skills 101 workshop, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Room B of the library.

The program presenter is Jill Lindblad, Director of Graduation, Employment and Transfer Services at Oklahoma City Community College.

Topics for the program include resume tips, interview pointers and dressing for successful interviews. The event provides a chance to brush up on professional skills in advance of the library’s Community Job Fair, which will be Wednesday, May 4.

Adults or teens are invited to attend. Registration is required.