Exercise mind and body with weekly offerings

Yoga bymeepoohfotoThe Moore Public Library's vast collection of materials gives readers a chance to exercise their minds. But the library also provides opportunities for physical exercise through several monthly program options.

Beginner's Yoga, at 6 p.m. each Monday in August, features a certified YMCA instructor leading the group in learning various yoga poses.

The library's Zumba series takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in August, and is an active workout done to upbeat Latin and international music. A signed waiver is required in advance of workouts.

Two levels of Tai Chi programs take place on Saturdays, a Beginner's Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. and an Intermediate Tai Chi class immediately following at 10 a.m.

All classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults and are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Take a trip to beach in the pages of a coloring book

Color byRobert CSpend a summer day on the beach, sort of, with the Moore Public Library and the next installment of its Adult Coloring class, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.

The theme for the event is "A Day at the Beach," with coloring sheets taking artists to their beach for thoughts of vacation and relaxation.

The library will provide the coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

Registration is required in advance.

Get tech-y with 3D pens, circuit kits

Littlebits byRualriBlast into the future with the Moore Public Library and its Teen Tech Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the library's Story Time Room.

Teens will get a look at two of the library newest features: three-dimensional pens and littleBits circuit kits.

The pens are just as they sound, able to create three-dimensional designs, be it a signature, drawing or other design. The littleBits kits give an introduction to basic robotics with buzzers, spinners and circuits that can be combined in different ways.

These are two of the STEAM Power Maker kits in use throughout the Pioneer Library System to promote science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts.

Space for the program is limited, so teens interested in attending will need to register in advance.

Bring your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun

KidsDancingDance the day away as the Moore Public Library brings its Summer Reading near its end at its End of Summer Dance Party at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in Rooms A and B, for children up to age 11.

It's not the last chance to visit the library during the summer or turn in completed reading lists, which will be taken at the Children's Services desk of the library through Friday, Aug. 19.

Registration is not required, just dancing shoes and energy. However, space will be limited to the first 300 participants.

Share a read with a book discussion group

The Art of Crash LandingThe Story HourThe Moore Public Library welcomes avid readers to be part of its book discussions in July, at its On the Same Page Book Group, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, and the Moore Reads discussion, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

The On the Same Page group's discussion will be on the novel The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo.

The Moore Reads group discusses The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.

Copies of each group's books are available for checkout at the Information Desk of the library. Each group is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required in advance.


Brain building with STEAM activities

LegoQuestThe Moore Public Library is bringing science and technology to local children in a unique, hands-on and entertaining way with an upcoming series of events.

"Build Your Brain" is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grades, and takes place at 11 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25. The free events feature the library's STEAM Power Maker kits, which promote science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts.

Classes will include such items as an OSMO gaming system (see what some of the OSMO products are like here), Lego kits and more.

The events are limited to the first 60 children.

Sign up for the Climb Mt. Moore Challenge

MtMooreUpdateAs of July 11th, we are at 9.2 million steps - and counting! There's still time to sign up!

Fitness is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program, and the Moore Public Library is encouraging health and fitness by creating a 15 million step challenge for the entire city.  Sign up for the Climb Mt. Moore Challenge at any service desk in the library, and receive a free pedometer to track your steps, while supplies last.

Your individual challenge is to reach 100,000 steps by July 31st.

Track your steps, and report to the library when you have reached your 100,000 steps to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize. Every 100,000 steps equals 1 entry, so the more steps you log, the better your chances of winning! 

Prizes will be awarded according to age groups, and the drawings for all three will be on August 1st. The Adult prize will be a Fitbit Alta. The Teen and Children's prizes will each be an Elevation Trampoline Park party package that includes a party for 12 at the Moore location, with 2 hours of trampoline fun, 2 pizzas, bottled water, and one Elevation Trampoline Park t-shirt. 

Help us reach our total goal of 15 million steps for the summer!