Moore Public Library
The Moore Public Library is saying “Happy Birthday, Harry!” in a Harry Potter celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 31.
It’s the 37th birthday for author J.K. Rowling’s famous character, and the library will celebrate with Potter-inspire crafts, photo booths, a Sorting Hat quiz and ceremony, potions class, and more.
All ages are invited and encouraged to come in costume.
Registration is not required in advance to participate, except for the specific Quidditch sessions.
The Moore Public Library will present the free workshop, “Facebook for Business,” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, in Room B.
Participants will get an introduction to ways that the popular social networking website Facebook can be used to help them market and grow their businesses. Armand McCoy, Director of Creative Services with Trifecta Communications, will lead the program.
Ages 18 and up are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided for attendees, and registration is required in advance.
The Moore Public Library is giving families a plan for paying for college in its workshop College Financing for Parents at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in Room A.
Giovanni Monterroso, Financial Educator with Tinker Federal Credit Union, will present the program. It will focus on using a combination of long-term savings and an understanding of financial aid opportunities to make continuing education a reality.
Space is limited for the presentation, so registration in advance is required.
Dance the afternoon away as the Moore Public Library celebrates Summer Reading with its End of Summer Dance Party, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in Rooms A and B.
Children up to age 11 and their families are invited for an hour of dancing and fun to celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Program.
Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 300 participants.
While this event is celebrating the end of summer, the Children’s Services staff in the library will accept completed reading logs until Friday, Aug. 18.
The Moore Public Library is giving back to the community with its teen project “Socks for Seniors,” at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24.
Participants ages 12 to 17 are invited to use provided supplies to make no-slip socks. The completed socks will be donated to residents at Featherstone Assisted Living Community. A few of the seniors from the center will visit during the program to help make some of the socks themselves.
The event is part of the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World.” Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.
The Moore Public Library takes a journey around the world for a free class in Poi Dancing, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in Rooms A and B.
The Poi dance is a traditional New Zealand dance originating with the Maori people in that country. It uses tethered weights moving in a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns.
Supplies will be available to make the weights, although participants also can bring one pair of tube socks and one other pair of any kind of sock to make their own.
Ages 18 and up may attend, and registration is required in advance.
The Moore Public Library presents a series of free Beginner’s Yoga Classes to the community, with classes scheduled on the last four Mondays in July, beginning July 10.
The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel for comfort, although there will be a limited number of mats provided.
The classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults 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.
The Moore Public Library welcomes children in third through fifth grades for a series of events on Fridays in July. “Fitness Fridays” takes place at 11 a.m. each Friday in July and includes a different theme each week.
Dates and topics are:
July 14 – USA Taekwondo – Learn basics of self-defense and life control and coordination through several games;
July 21 – Anytime Fitness Fun – Get tips that can help the whole family be more physically fit in a fun way;
Registration is required separately for each of the programs.
The Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes that will be 6 p.m. on Thursdays in July, on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, in Rooms A and B of the library.
The workouts are led by certified instructor Lisa Dunsmore and feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.
Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, and a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
Learn 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. Classes take place in July beginning Saturday, July 1.
And starting with the July 8 classes and running through August 12, the classes will be done seated and will be especially geared to people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, MS, Cancer, recovery from surgery or injury and wheelchair users.
Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for the classes is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help participants develop and improve muscle strength.