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April's a big month for children's events

KidsInTunnelThe Moore Public Library welcomes families with children of all ages to a wide range of programs options at the library during April.

The schedule of events features:

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art!11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 (registration required in advance)

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, April 4, 11 and 25

Barks, Books and Buddies, for ages 11 and under – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 4 and 18

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Kid's Club, for kindergarten through 2nd grade – 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 (registration required in advance)

Viva GLARt! at the Moore Food and Resource Center11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12

Pre-K Play, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13 and 27

Read, Create and Play, for ages 11 and under – 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15 (registration required in advance)

Duckling Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 – 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18

Sensory Story Time, for ages 2 to 6 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 (registration required in advance)

Tween Scene: Stop Motion Animation, for third through fifth grades – 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 24

Red Cross Pillowcase Project: Disaster Preparedness4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28

Bilingual program hosted inside, outside of the library

GLARSpanishLogoThe Moore Public Library is bringing communities together with its bilingual event Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, with the next session of the program set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Story Time Room.

The program brings early literacy skills into practice through art play in a bilingual setting. Activities are geared for ages 5 and under and their caregivers. Registration in advance is required.

And the Viva GLARt program goes on the road to the Moore Food and Resource Center, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12. Anyone may attend this program, which takes place at 2635 N. Shields Blvd.

Registration will not be required for this event.

All materials are provided for the programs, which are part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Plant Swap Digital Book Display

Spring is coming to Oklahoma! Did you know that the largest tomato on record, a whopping 7lbs 12 oz., was picked in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1986 by Gordon Graham? 

If you're already pouring over seed catalogs for your tomatoes and planning your spring garden, the Moore Public Library has an event for you: its annual Plant & Seed Swap will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 12 pm to 3 pm in Rooms A & B, and we have plenty of information in the library and online to help you get started on your garden. Here's a sampling:

Book Cover for Container GardeningContainer Gardening by Kathy Brown (Adult Nonfiction)




Book cover for Small Space GardeningSmall Space Gardening by Melinda Myers (Adult Nonfiction)




Book Cover for Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber TreeThe Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert (Adult Fiction, Large Print and eBook)




Book Cover for The Garden of Happy EndingsThe Garden of Happy Endings by Barbara O'Neal (Adult Fiction)




DVD Cover for Martha's Spring GardeneningMartha's Spring Gardening by Martha Stewart (DVD)




Book Cover for Second Nature a gardener's educationSecond Nature: a gardener's education by Michael Pollan (Audiobook and eBook)




Book Cover for Hellstrip GardeningHellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden (Adult Nonfiction and eBook)




Book Cover for All New Square Foot GardeningAll New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew (Adult Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, and eBook)




Flipster eMagazines: Organic Gardening, HGTV Magazine, Rodale's Organic Life, and Southern Living

Teens are getting a lesson in Koinobori art

Koinobori-fish-carp-kites-Japanese-resizedThe Moore Public Library brings a bit of the Far East inside its doors for its upcoming Do It Yourself Koinobori workshop for teens, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.

Teens in grades six through 12 will learn about the Japanese craft, which resembles a fish-like wind sock. And all supplies will be included as participants put together their own Koinobori creation.

Space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.

Self defense preparation = safety

Karate byionasnicolaeBe prepared. That's the idea behind the Moore Public Library's upcoming Self Defense class, an all-ages event at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Rooms A and B.

The class will be taught by instructors from USA Tae Kwon Do Center, who will give lessons on basic self-defense tactics.

All ages are invited to attend, but space is limited so registration is required in advance.

Each participant also will need a signed waiver before taking the class.

Beginning, intermediate Tai Chi class series set in March, April

Tai ChiLearn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library in a six-week series that will focus on arthritis pain and fall prevention.

The Beginner's Tai Chi sessions will be at 9 a.m. and Intermediate Tai Chi classes at 10 a.m. on March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8.

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.