It’s an Afternoon of Art for teens

craftDoes your teen love to get creative? The Moore Public Library is the place to be for art lovers with its Teens! Afternoon of Art! This event will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Room B of the library.

Teens in grades 6th through 12th are invited to choose their own art medium, from ink to paint to markers, using supplies that will be provided by the library. From drawing, to painting, to collage making, the possibilities are endless!

Everything is offered free of charge but space is limited, so registration is required to attend the program.

Learn ideas for keeping elders safer from financial abuse

adultsIf you are someone who fears for their financial protection, then you do not want to miss the upcoming program at the Moore Public Library. Identifying and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Room A of the library.

Terri Talley of Allegiance Credit Union will share her expertise on identifying and preventing elder financial abuse and cover the following:

What is elder financial abuse?

Why elders are victims

Typical exploitation scenarios

Common scams

How to protect against identity theft

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required.

Relax with an afternoon of adult coloring

colorAre you feeling stressed and want to do something that'll hep you relax? Well, The Moore Public Library is getting into the new trend of adult coloring books, with the next edition of its new Adult Coloring class at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Room A of the library.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish!

The goal of the class is relaxation and boosting brain activity and creativity. Did you know that coloring is beneficial for adults? It can boost wellness, quietness and stimulate brain areas that are related to motor skills like senses and creativity. 

Registration is required to attend. Let's get together and color! 

 

Party with Pete the Cat at the library

Guess what? There is a special guest coming to the library! It’s party time at the Moore Public Library, and children have a chance to spend a day out of school by celebrating with one of their favorite book characters. Pete the Cat's Groovy Party will be at the library at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

The day features crafts, games, a photo booth and more, with activities themed around the Pete the Cat book series of author Eric Litwin and illustrator James Dean.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration is not required. Don't miss out on having a groovy time with Pete the Cat with many fun activites to do! 

 

Volunteer income tax assistance sessions begin in February

Do you need help filing taxes? The Moore Public Library again is partnering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to provide free tax help for local residents two days a week at the library.

Volunteers from the VITA program will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with the first sessions beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 through April 16 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Volunteers help prepare basic federal and state income tax returns for taxpayers with an income of less than $51,000 on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers are encouraged to bring a copy of their 2014 return; social security physical cards for the worker, spouse and children born in 2015 or earlier; W-2 forms from all jobs; 1099 forms for any other income; IRS notices received and any statements received from a mortgage company.

At any time the library is open, cardholders may utilize library computers to file their taxes online, but they should note that library staff members are not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms. Libraries also are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.

Tax forms may be found online in the following places:

Federal – www.irs.gov

Oklahoma – www.tax.ok.gov

Customers will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Children can find fun and learning throughout February

BoyReadingThe Moore Public Library is super busy this February with all kinds of activities and programs for you and your children! Most activities taking place in the Story Time Room of the library.

Weekly programs and their dates scheduled in February include:

Preschool Story Time, for children older than 210 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Tween Scene, for children ages 8 to 114:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Barks, Books and Buddies6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 16. Call the Children's Desk at 793-4347 to register. 

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24

Read, Create and Play11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 20

Bilingual Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar en familia6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Party2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15

Sensory Story Time10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19Registration is required.

Pre-K Create and Play10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 and 25

Unless otherwise noted, registration is not required for these programs. 

Get some answers to college challenges with library series

BooksThe Moore Public Library is helping local teens get prepared for life after high school with its upcoming College Ready series.

Each session of the four-part Monday evening series begins at 6 p.m. and teens ages 12 to 17, but particularly those preparing for college, are invited to attend.

Dates and topics for the series include:

Monday, Jan. 25 The 411 on FAFSA: Letha Huddleston of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program presents on ways to prepare for finding financial aid for college, with emphasis on the Free Application for Student Financial Aid, or FAFSA.

Monday, Feb. 1Choosing Your College: Representatives from several Oklahoma institutions will provide information on their respective schools in a come-and-go event. Schools represented include the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Community College, Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Monday, Feb. 8What Degree is Right for You?: The library’s BrainFuse database features the eParachute Assessment, which will help identify people, fields and skills that could point a student in the direction for a degree to pursue.

Monday, Feb. 15Dorm Ready Dining: Representatives from Platt College in Moore will give ideas for students on easy meals or snacks they can keep on hand in their dorm room for those times the campus cafeteria isn’t open or they just don’t want to get out. This program is sponsored in part by a Health Literacy grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Registration is required separately for each program. Also, be sure to check out our books and materials available for checkout about college!