Free computer class during May

computer keyboardThe Moore Public Library announces its schedule for free computer classes in the Computer Training Center during May.

May 5, 9:30 a.m.: Computer Basics - An introduction to the computer and practice using a mouse.

May 12, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Microsoft Word 2010 - Learn the basics of word processing software Microsoft Word 2010. Includes opening and saving a document and manipulating document text.

May 19, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Windows 7 - Introduction to the operating software Microsoft Windows 7. Includes exploring the computer desktop, working with files and folders, and understanding the basics of Windows 7.

May 21, 6:30 pm: eBay Basics:Selling - Learn how to research items to sell on eBay, set a price, navigate the sea of shipping options and cash in. Intermediate computer skills are recommended.

Registration is required for each individual class.

First Children's Clothing Swap set

mother with babyThe Moore Public Library invites the community to its first Children’s Clothing Swap, taking place May 1 & 2 in Rooms A and B of the library.

The swap begins with a drop-off of clothes between 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, May 1. For each item of children’s clothing or accessory in good condition, one ticket will be given that can be used for shopping during the swap itself from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2.

Suggested items to swap include: socks, shoes, coats, pants, tops, dresses, and baby blankets. Staff also will accept baby gear such as strollers, jumpers, high chairs, and small baby furniture. There is no limit on the number of items brought to swap, and some items may be worth more than one ticket.

There also will be a table of free items that do not require tickets, and any leftover items will be donated to local charities.

The library also is seeking volunteers to help on both days of the event.  

Moore Reads group discussing “A Wizard of Earthsea”

The Moore Reads Book Discussion Group joins The Big Read this month, with a scholar-led discussion of A Wizard of Earthsea at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Visit the library to pick up a copy of the book and read this modern classic to join the discussion led by Mel OdomUniversity of Oklahoma professor and award-winning author. Registration is not required.

If you wish to continue your journey through Earthsea, we have all six titles in the Earthsea Cycle available at the library.

The Big Read is funded by grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Norman Arts CouncilOklahoma Humanities Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow FoundationFriends of the Norman Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.


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.