Super foods, summer cooking go hand in hand

“Superfoods is not a made-up term, but superfoods are foods that can give you the maximum nutrition for the calories,” said Matthew Joplin, one of the co-founders of Food for Thought.

A super summer of superhero activities at the library means it’s time for the staff at Food for Thought Learning Institute to bring out a program on superfoods and their benefits, set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13. The program will be limited to the first 40 participants, so there are enough supplies available and so everyone can get a good look at what’s happening. Registration is required and can be competed using the online form.

As in their visits the past two summers to Hometown libraries, the Food for Thought crew will demonstrate easy recipes for using items that many people might already have around their house, as a way to be cost-effective and practice good nutrition.

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Upcycle Sundays repurposing old into new

book jacket for Modern UpcyclingThe Moore Public Library is putting old items to good use in its Upcycle Sundays series, running at 2 p.m. on July 12, 19 and 26, in Rooms A and B.

Each week’s event will focus on a differnt item in your home that can be transformed for a new usage. The programs are for ages 18 and up.

The schedule includes:

  • Feb. 12 – Upcycle Jewelry: A chance to bring broken jewelry and give the pieces a new life
  • Feb. 19 – Upcycle Furniture: Lessons on turning old, broken furniture into exciting new pieces
  • Feb. 26 – Refashioning Clothes: How to redesign old clothes into a more fashionable item.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Acquire some new tastes at German cooking workshop

book jacket for The German KitchenA little piece of Germany makes its way into the Moore Public Library and its upcoming program, “The Secrets of German Cooking,” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance to attend.

Participants will learn several techniques and recipes for making authentic German dishes at home.

If you're interested in learning more about German cooking, check out our German cookbook collection!

Super Hero Academy coming to the library in July

Suit up! Super Hero Academy is in session at the Moore Public Library, with a four-week series of events for ages 5 to 12 at 11 a.m. on Fridays beginning July 10.

Each week features a different theme, and space is limited to the first 60 participants. Make sure to come a little early to secure your spot!

The schedule features:

July 10 – Write Your Hero’s Story

July 17 – Design Your Hero’s Costume

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A stop motion explosion is coming to the library

The Moore Public Library hosts a Stop Motion Explosion Film Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 9 and 10, in the Computer Training Center of the library. Space for the program is limited so registration is required in advance, which can be completed online.

The camp is for students going into grades seven through twelve and will give an introduction to stop motion movie making, including the character creation, script writing, and production of the movies. 

Day one will feature planning, storyboard creation and filming. The second day will be for editing, with a short film festival screening the film planned at 7 p.m. that night in Room B of the library.

OKC Zoo shows off some of its “Zooper-Heroes”

The Moore Public Library welcomes friends from the Oklahoma City Zoo for the Summer Reading Program event “Zooper-Heroes,” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

The program features stories, role playing, and interactive demonstrations that explore the animals that have inspired many superheroes. Representatives from the zoo will show off and describe several animal friends in this program, part of the zoo’s outreach series.

All ages are welcome to attend, and registration is not required in advance, although space is limited to the first 300 participants.

The event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.