Moore Public Library
As springtime approaches, it’s time to get ready for another season of keeping the lawn in good shape. Which, in turn, means making sure the resources to do the job are prepared, too.
The Moore Public Library is here to help with its lawn care program – “I Came, I Mowed, I Kicked Grass” – scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in Rooms A and B.
This will be a lesson in basic lawn tool maintenance for push mowers and weed eaters to get them ready after a winter of being out of service. Danny Brockhaus from Dave’s Small Engine will lead the program.
Either teens or adults are invited to attend the presentation. Registration in advance is encouraged.
The Moore Public Library is ready to March into spring with a steady variety of programming for children of all ages.
And what better way to get it started than with a morning celebrating the life of Dr. Seuss? The library’s Green Eggs and Ham Seusstacular takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and it’s a morning of stories, crafts and of course some green eggs and ham to eat. Dressing up as a Dr. Seuss character is encouraged!
Find below all of this month’s activities geared to young readers:
10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays – Lapsit Story Time
4:30 p.m. Thursdays – Design Squad (3rd through 7th grades)
4:30 p.m. Monday, March 9 – Kids Club: Mind Magic
10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Preschool Story Time
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 – Sensory Play Time
4 p.m. Thursday, March 19 – Story Time at the Boxcar Coffee
4:30 p.m. Monday, March 23 – Tween Scene: Vision Boards
Multiple children's programs are funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.
The Moore Public Library is a place for makers to come together in its new Just Unwind Yarn Club, meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, and then continuing to meet on the first Thursday of the month in the future.
The group will partake in crafting, conversation and cookies, and all skill levels are welcome to attend in a come-and-go gathering to work on projects or share tips and ideas.
Ages 18 and up may participate. Advance registration is required.
The Moore Public Library brings together chess players of all skill levels to its Bughouse Chess Tournament, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Room A.
This tournament will specifically use the Bughouse variation of the game of chess. Players work in teams and pass captured pieces to their teammates who then can recycle those pieces onto their own board. It’s fast and raucous and can be a way for young chess players to have fun and make new friends.
The 1889ers Moore Chess Club is coordinating the event and attendees should have basic chess skills. Participants also should bring lunch and be prepared to stay a while, as the event will continue until all rounds are completed or when the library closes at 5 p.m., whichever comes first.
The activity is for children or teens.
Registration is required and it’s recommended to register in pairs. Those who register as a solo player will be paired up with a partner on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the tournament and are dependent on if there is an even number of players.
The Moore Public Library is giving back to the community through the craft project Sewn With Love: A Fidget Blanket Sewing Circle, taking place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on consecutive Fridays, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, at the library.
It’s a chance for people of all experience levels to come together and learn hand and machine sewing skills while creating fidget blankets using sewing machines that are part of one of the Pioneer Library System’s STEAM kits.
Participants will measure, cut and assemble the main portion of the blankets during the first week’s program, and the second week they will finish assembly with various fidget accessories.
The completed blankets will be donated to memory care residents at Oklahoma’s Village on the Park Senior Living facility.
Space is limited so advance registration is required.