Inspyral shares energy and entertainment

InspyralJeremy and Kelsey Philo bring a passion for creating magical experiences through their energetic performances using a variety of skills and items. Together they make up Inspyral Entertainment, and they’ll be visiting libraries throughout the Pioneer Library System for activities this summer.

Their program “Juggling with Inspyral” comes to the Blanchard Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26.

This event is geared to children age 11 and under and will feature a glow show with lasers, hoops, acrobatics and a unicycle as they demonstrate grit and growth. Children also will get the chance to practice their anti-gravity skills juggling balls and spinning plates.

Registration is not required to attend.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Make a move with Hooplahoma!

HooplahomaTeens are getting a lesson in a unique workout and activity this summer at the Blanchard Public Library in the program Hula Hooping with Hooplahoma, scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the library.

The event is part of the library’s 2019 Summer Learning Challenge and will be led by Chelsea Ryan, circus artist and the owner of Hooplahoma. She will demonstrate a variety of hoop tricks and use of a cyr wheel, and will teach hula hooping techniques for teens of any experience level with a hula hoop.

Ryan is the 2018 USA Wheel Gymnastics National Champion with a cyr wheel, and is proficient in many circus skills, including unicycling, stilts, juggling and more.

Registration is not required in advance to participate.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Library to host free lunch program this summer

FamilyThe Blanchard Public Library will present a free summer lunch program, Lunch-N-Learn, from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday during both June and July at the library.

The service will be available for children and teens up to age 18, who may visit the library for a free nutritious meal provided by the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. There is no registration or qualification to meet, as the lunches will be available and free to any children or teens.

The lunch program has been made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank with assistance from the Blanchard First Baptist Church.

Various community partners also will join the library during the program to share information and resources about their services.