De-stress with help from the Oklahoma Museum Network

Have no fear! The fun of the Oklahoma Museum Network isn’t just limited to youngsters this summer. Scientific stars will give adults a look into making their own bath complements as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program in the program “De-Stress with the Science of Herbs and Oils,” coming to the Noble Public Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Space and materials are limited, so registration is required, which can be done online.

“There is such a big push to go natural, and there are ways to make your own in a do-it-yourself project,” said Eileen Castle, Outreach Coordinator for the OMN.

Among the projects available will be cocoa butter, salt and sugar scrubs and bath bombs, all from natural materials safer than some of what goes into store-bought products.

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‘Paint Your World’ with adult art program

Have you ever thought you had a creative mind? Have you wanted to try making some art? Find your inner-artist and have some laughs with the the ladies of Be Wild For Art on Thursday, June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Noble Public Library,

We will provide the paint, brushes, and canvas, while you provide the talent to create your own unique masterpiece. Space and materials are limited, so registration is required, which can be done online.

It was such a popular tour in the past that the ladies decided to come back again this summer for their program called “Paint Your World.”

The format of this year’s event will be similar to last summer. Each library will pick a portrait as a starting point. Each participant receives a pallet and materials and then will create their own masterpiece. No two paintings in an audience will be the same, or be right or wrong.

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Tadpole Tuesdays set for preschoolers

book jacket for Summer Wonders by Bob RaczkaNoble Public Library’s Tadpole Tuesdays, continues through the summer with activities each week at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings.  If you have a child ages 2-5, bring them to take part in a variety of learning activities.

The upcoming schedule includes:

  • June 2 – Preschool Storytime, with themed stories and activities promoting early literacy
  • June 9 – Make and Take, with age-appropriate craft projects to make and take home
  • June 16Success by 6 Storytime, featuring Christy Emig, with stories, songs and fingerplays
  • June 23 – Magic of Music, using songs and music to help with early literacy in a fun environment
  • June 30 – Preschool Storytime, with themed stories and activities promoting early literacy

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

Children’s Cooking Camp

peanut butter and bananas on slice of breadThe Noble Public Library will explore “Super Foods!” at its Children’s Cooking Camp, at 10 a.m. on June 3 - 5.

As part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, this event will give children ages 8 to 12 a look at creating a number of healthy and easy-to-make recipes.

Space is limited so registration is required, and campers are encouraged to come each day to learn all the tasty recipes.

If you are unable to come or want more recipes, checkout one of the children's cookbooks available at the library.

Start Summer Reading with a magical event

We are approaching a very exciting time of the year! Summer Reading is starting with two heroic events on Monday, June 1st at the Noble Public Library.

At 10 a.m., come see “Doc Rogers the Mind Bender” (portrayed by magician Doug Anderson) as he shares stories of real and fictional heroes mixed with a sprinkle of magical feats.

Following the magic show, Summer Reading will kickoff at 11:30 a.m... with a chance to make superhero masks and register in person or online for the Summer Reading Program.

We look forward to having fun with everyone at our special programming for the summer for children, teens, and adults.

Bring the family for Game Night

Chessboard with piecesThe Atlantic featured an article last year which reported

some of [your] family’s favorite games are educational tools in disguise. Dr. Bill Hudenko, child psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, uses board games in his practice to diagnose and strengthen [...] much-touted executive function skills. He also encourages parents to play these games with their children at home.

To help tap in to building executive and fun having skills, we are hosting a Family Game Night, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29.

The event will feature a variety of traditional games and perhaps some that will become new favorite for families.

All ages are welcome, and registration is not required in advance to attend. 

And, you can read the most recent issue of the Atlantic online, via our Flipster digital magazine service.