Red Cross presents “Disaster Preparedness 4 Kids”

American Red Cross logoThe Moore Public Library, along with the American Red Cross, are getting families ready for all types of emergencies, with the program “Disaster Preparedness 4 Kids” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.

Representatives from the Red Cross will work with children in kindergarten through sixth grade to complete the Pillowcase Project to build a personal emergency supplies kit in a sturdy pillowcase. The program is limited to the first 50 participants, so registration is required to attend.

If you are unable to attend the program, the library has several books for children on natural disasters to explore the topic.

Begin your genealogy research

Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά genea, "generation"; and λόγος logos, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. - Wikipedia

family tree on paperIf you are unsure where to start with researching your family hisotry, the Moore Public Library is hosting "Starting Right with Genealogy Research,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9.

Kathryn Ramsay, Genealogy and Local History Librarian for the Pioneer Library System, will give beginners a look searching for family and genealogical information.  She will also explain how to establish family connections to provide a solid foundation in building a family tree. Registration is required. 

Ramsay will also be at the Moore Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 23, to take individual genealogy questions on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make your cleaning 'green'

The Moore Public Library is giving a new twist to spring cleaning through its "Discover Green Cleaning" program, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

Chris Ward, Education Director of the Cleveland County Conservation District, will show participants how to make “green” cleaning products that can save money and are safe for the environment. You may also checkout books on environmentally friendly cleaning from the library.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up. Space is limited so registration is required. 

Express yourself through art

tissue paper suncatcher

“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.

Take a trip to the "Map of Earthsea"

The Moore Public Library continues its series of fantasy art workshops with the class “Map of Earthsea” , at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Room A.

The goal of this workshop is to create order from chaos, as participants will take random patterns of color to create their own map of a fantasy land. All ages are invited to try it out. Registration is required in advance to attend.

The Pioneer Library System’s annual celebration of literature, The Big Read, is seeing libraries host a series of art programs centered on the featured novel for the latest edition of The Big Read, “A Wizard of Earthsea” [listen to a sample], the 1968 fantasy classic written by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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.