Enhance your health through activities

Find ways to live a more healthy life with the help of the Noble Public Library and multiple program opportunities offered during February.

The library offers a Gentle Yoga series, with classes hosted at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in February. Certified yoga instructors from Space Yoga Studio in Norman will be at the library to lead weekly one-hour classes in basic yoga poses.

On Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., the library presents a weekly “Tai Chi for Better Health” class, with low impact workouts for all experience levels. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

And get a lesson in Gluten Free Eating in an event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Learn recipes and methods for the gluten free lifestyle, which many people use for their diet either from necessity or by choice.

Ages 18 and up may attend. Advance registration is not required for any of these activities.

The library’s health literacy 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.

Making a path to leadership

The Noble Public Library seeks to build young leaders through its upcoming “Leadership Road Trip,” a six-week series that takes place at 3:10 p.m. each Wednesday from Feb. 5 through April 29, at the library. It will not meet during Spring Break on March 18.

Youth will explore their leadership “road map” and undertake activities and look at topics to help them find their road to success. The program is intended for any children old enough to explore the nature of leadership.

Each week’s session takes place in the library’s Ina Byerly Activity Room. No advance registration is required.

Book Club takes comics to a new level

Comic books are not just for kids. And if you haven’t read one since you were a kid, they might be worth checking out again.

In an age of blockbuster action hits at the box office, comic books and graphic novels are a relevant resource for fans of the superhero genre. And the Noble Public Library seeks to find that audience through its newest monthly book discussion group, the Sacred Panels Book Club.

The group is the brain child of librarian David Brown based on his interests and expertise. He has led a presentation on graphic novels and comic books as literature in a Staff Day presentation for colleagues with the Pioneer Library System, and currently teaches a graphic novel class at the University of Oklahoma.

“My vision for the group for the group was to bring in something people are reading, from their collection, something they own, talk about what we’re reading and enjoying it right then,” Brown said.

“The name was originally an idea for a podcast based on Harry Potter themed podcasts. It’s a way to introduce people to literature in another way through reading and getting into comic books.”

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Tuesdays are time for toddlers

The Noble Public Library welcomes families with young children to experience the weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on each Tuesday morning in February at the library.

A variety of activities are offered including two special themed events. On Feb. 11 is “Touch, Learn, Create,” a program with crafts and active participation. And on Feb. 25, Jennifer Voss brings her special “Music Time” which features early literacy through music and song.

No advance registration is required to attend any of the programs.