It's a busy month for children's activities at the library

GrowingLikeAReadThe Moore Public Library presents a variety of program options for all ages of children at the library during March.

The schedule of events for the month features:

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art!11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 (registration required in advance)

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Barks, Books and Buddies, for age 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 7 and 21

Viva GLARt! at the Moore Food and Resource Center11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9 and 23

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 13

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 (registration required in advance)

OKC Zoo Presents the Tortoise and the Hare2 p.m. Friday, March 17

Drive-In Movie10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with story time

Cat in the HatThe Moore Public Library is celebrating the life of one of the world's most cherished children's authors as its weekly Preschool Story Time transforms into a "Seussical Story Time Spectacular," at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room A of the library.

The event will celebrate all things Dr. Seuss in advance of the author's birthday, with stories, songs and games. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Activities are geared to preschool-age children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required in advance.

Computer series is for "Girls Who Code"

Coding-Girl-Binary-by-GeraltThe Moore Public Library debuts a new computer series, Girls Who Code, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Computer Training Center of the library. The series will continue on Tuesday afternoons through Tuesday, May 16.

University of Oklahoma graduate student Alex Barnard will lead teen girls in learning to code with different lessons and projects each week.

Registration is required in advance to participate.

Girls Who Code is a national organization focused on giving girls friendship and the knowledge to code.

Book group going 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

Behind the Beautiful ForeversThe Moore Public Library's On the Same Page book discussion group gets together for its February meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in the Conference Room.

The discussion for this month is on the novel Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Emma Katherine Boo. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library's Information Services Desk.

The group is for ages 18 and up. Registration is not required to attend discussions.

Beginning yoga classes offered free on Monday evenings

YogaThe Moore Public Library presents a series of free Beginner's Yoga Classes to the community, with January classes scheduled at 6 p.m. on each Monday in February, on Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses.

The classes are for age 12 and up and 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.

A signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.

Travel the world through dances

Dance byljb2The Moore Public Library is on the move and giving the community some new ways to work out while learning about some new cultures through its Introduction to World Dances series, presented at 2 p.m. on Sundays in February, on Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Topics for the presentations are:

Feb. 5Greek Syrtaki, also known as the Zorba dance, is set up like a line dance with a lot of footwork. Dance Instructor Lacy Warfel leads the class.

Feb. 12Circus Arts Prop Dance, which features LED tea lights balanced on trays in what figures to be a humorous dance to learn.

Feb. 19Romani Skirt Dance, an upbeat, saucy skirt dance with some accents from Flamenco, belly dance and Venezuelan folk steps. Participants should wear their fluffiest, fullest skirt, with seven yards or more at the hem preferred.

Feb. 26Belly Dancing, led by Pamela Doty of the Beledi Magic Dance Company, and featuring a beginner's course in belly dance.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs, and each participant must sign a waiver before the event. Those under age 18 must have parent/guardian consent and signature on the waiver.

Beginning, intermediate Tai Chi classes set in February

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.

Sessions are scheduled each Saturday in February, on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for participants is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help them develop and improve muscle strength.

Either teens or adults may participate. Registration is not required in advance, although 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.

Get on the move with our free Zumba classes

Woman byClckerFreeVectorImagesThe Moore Public Library, a community favorite for exercising minds through reading, also gives chances to exercise your body with its free weekly Zumba classes.

Free classes will be 6 p.m. on each Thursday evening in February, on Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23. The workouts feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.

Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, although 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.

It's programs galore for children at the library

DadReading byspamilyThe Moore Public Library invites area families to attend a variety of program options for all ages of children inside the library during February.

The schedule of events for the month includes:

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art!11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 (registration required in advance)

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Barks, Books and Buddies, for age 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7 and 21

Viva GLARt! at the Moore Food and Resource Center11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 and 23

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 (registration required in advance)

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 (registration required in advance)