Shape up with “Fitness Fridays”

ChildThe Moore Public Library welcomes children in third through fifth grades for a series of events on Fridays in July. “Fitness Fridays” takes place at 11 a.m. each Friday in July and includes a different theme each week.

Dates and topics are:

July 7Tween Cooking – Get good tips on summer snacks from the experts at the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service;

July 14USA Taekwondo – Learn basics of self-defense and life control and coordination through several games;

July 21Anytime Fitness Fun – Get tips that can help the whole family be more physically fit in a fun way;

July 28Kelsey Hoops Hula Hoop Show and Workshop – Join Kelsey Hoops for a lesson on hula hooping. This program is limited to the first 75 children who register.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

The series 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.

Teens, tweens invited to get healthy cooking ideas

IngredientsThe Moore Public Library is giving local teens and tweens good ideas for healthy snacks this summer in several free cooking classes during July.

The library hosts Teen Cooking sessions for ages 12 to 17 at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, and at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, in Room A. And a Tween Cooking class, for ages 9 to 11, is set for 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, in Room B.

Each of the classes is conducted by Brenda Hill of the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service. She will demonstrate several easy-to-make snacks that participants then will get to taste-test during the program.

Space is limited so registration is required separately for each class.

All of 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.

Get up and moving with free Zumba class series

CD musical notesThe Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes that will be 6 p.m. on Thursdays in July, on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The workouts are led by certified instructor Lisa Dunsmore and feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, and a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

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.

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.

Explore science at STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoThe Moore Public Library invites children going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grades to be part of the weekly series STEAM Fridays, taking place at 11 a.m. each Friday during June.

Each week will bring a different activity that promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts or mathematics (STEAM) and a variety of presenters will come from the community to share their expertise.

Activities, presenters and what they’re doing include:

June 2Museum of Osteology – Representatives from the museum will present Tooth and Eye “Dentification” as participants get a lesson in what can be learned from skulls;

June 9Building Day – Make structures from K’Nex, KEVA Planks, Legos and more;

June 16Science Museum Oklahoma – Blast off in a program that looks at space exploration;

June 23Creation Stations – The stations include OSMO gaming for iPads, littleBits circuitry, Makey Makey circuits and Art Robotics;

June 30Egg Drop – Build a protective vehicle for dropping an egg safely from a height.

Registration is required separately in advance for each program.