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All hometown libraries will be closed
Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25
in honor of Memorial Day.
 

Against the Odds, I Survived Ashfall!

Join us Monday, June 1, at 2 pm, for a post-apocolyptic adventure in the library, called Ashfall: Surviving Against the Odds

Imagine:

  • An eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys your city and surroundings.
  • You now have to journey across several states to locate surviving family members -- if they survived.
  • Can you?

The Oklahoma Museum Network Outreach wing will present a program teaching you the science skills necessary to survive a volcanic, zombie, or any other type of apocolypse you may face. 

So if you enjoy the Ashfall trilogy, Hunger Games Trilogy or the Maze Runner trilogy then this event is for you. Registration is required, so students between  7th through 12th grades, sign up today!

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

Read more: Against the Odds, I Survived Ashfall!

Doc Rogers bending minds with summer magic show

book jacket for Courageous Canine

“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” twice at the Moore Public Library. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, and no registration is required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

Read more: Doc Rogers bending minds with summer magic show

Tweens get superhero essential skills in Tween Time

Do you have a young person between the ages of 8 and 11? Do you need a hour to browse the library by yourself, while they do something they enjoy? Well, then “Tween Time,” is for you (and them)!

Every Friday in June,  at 11 a.m. Tweens ( 8 to 11 year olds) are invited to try a variety of super new activities.
In order they are:

Week 1: Art Market - Limited to first 60 kids. Upon entry participants will be given 'library money'. They will then have to work with other kids to 'purchase' supplies to make their artful masterpieces. 
Week 2: Moore High School Drama Workshop - Limited to first 60 kids. Members of the Moore High School Drama Department will come and teach the finer points of acting.
Week 3: Top Hat Talent - Limited to first 60 kids. I said a hip hop, Hippie to the hippie, The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it. That's the type of dancing you'll do. 
Week 4: USA Takwondo Center - Limited to first 60 kids. Hands on introduction to a classic form of martial arts. (Essential for any hero in training)

Now, remember space is limited to the first 60 participants each week, so get there early. Then as your tween is getting some amazing heroic skills - you can have some quiet library time.  

Celebrate community heroes at story time

book jacket for Firefighters by Jacqueline Laks GormanThe Moore Public Library is celebrating real-life community heroes at its special Community Hero Story Times, at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning in June.

Each week, the library welcomes a different hero to lead story time for children ages 2 and up and share a little about what he/she does in the community.

The schedule includes:

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times.

Story time at the park

book jacket for Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. TraversThe Moore Public Library adds to its series of story times for children with weekly Story Time at Parmele Park (at 1308 North Janeway Ave).

Each Monday at 10 a.m. throughout June and July, the whole family is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to take part in the interactive, outdoor story time.

After the story, stay at the park to enjoy some time at the playground and splash pad areas.

"Over the park lay a cloud of sunlight as thick and as golden as syrup." - Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. Travers

Kick off Summer Reading with a parade

flying superhero boy with brown hair and blue costumeSummer Reading returns to the Moore Public Library, with a heroic parade through the streets of the city at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30.

The parade route will begin at Moore City Hall and proceed down Howard Street to the Moore Public Library. After arriving at the library, you can enjoy a variety of hero-themed activities, a snow cone, and register for this year’s Summer Reading Program. 

Registering in person or online qualifies children for a bag with a reading log, stickers, bookmarks, and a free book. Teens and adults can also receive incentives.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.