Teens can come get robotic

Do you like building things? Do you miss the excitement of Legos? Are you a teenager? If you answered yes to these questions, visit the library! Teens are invited to an awesome day of full of robotics fun with its Lego Mindstorm Robot program, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, in Room A of the library.

Participants will work together to build a variety of Lego creatures and robots using Lego Mindstorms kits, so teens might even make new friends while they create things together! The kits contain software that will help teens put together a programmable robot. All the supplies are provided by library staff, but space for the program is limited, so registration in advance is required.

The robots are available to the library thanks to grant support from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Learn about benefits of exercise, eating right

woman doctorAt 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, the Moore Public Library welcomes representatives from the Norman Regional Health System and Cleveland County Nutrition and Fitness to present the program “Eating and Exercising for Better Health.”

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to learn about the benefits of eating healthier and being more active. A free booklet will be provided to help participants make a plan for healthy changes to their lifestyle. Registration is required in advance to attend.

The program is made possible thanks to a Health Literacy Grant provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

If you are unable to attend, get started on your health journey with some health and fitness titles available at the library and online.

High-tech genealogy research

iPad and iPhoneMoore Public Library is going high-tech to give genealogy researchers another tool as they look back into their family history.

The program “Genealogy eReaders” will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Computer Training Center (registration required).

Genealogy and Local History Librarian, Kathryn Ramsay, will highlight many of the downloadable works in the library’s collection including:

Attendees will learn how to download materials to their eReaders, smartphones, tablets and personal laptops. If bringing your own device, make sure it is fully charged.

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.