Learn a tasty cookie recipe for the holidays

It’s the season of sweets and desserts, and the Moore Public Library gets into the act with its Cookie Making for the Holidays Workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

There will be two separate programs, one for teens ages 12 to 18 at 3 p.m. followed by another for adults at 6 p.m.

The recipe will be for Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies. Participants will learn about and use healthier alternative ingredients in preparing the cookie dough they then can take home to bake the cookies at home.

Registration is required separately for each program.

This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Girls Who Code group experiencing new things each week

Girls Who Code Deidre EbreyThe Moore Public Library’s Girls Who Code Club is staying busy this fall working on a variety of topics and learning from many local experts.Girls Who Code Arduinos

On Monday, Oct. 22, the group welcomed guest speaker Deidre Ebrey, Director of Economic Development for the City of Moore. The group discussed the concepts of True Economic Development, Workforce Readiness, and Retail Opportunities in Oklahoma.

The following week, the club received an introduction to the coding languages of C++ and Python via the Library System’s Arduino and CrazyFlie 2.0 Quadcopter STEAM kits. Arduino introduces the basics of electricity and circuitry along with a simplified version of C++ to promote creativity in design and electronics projects. 

The CrazyFlie 2.0 Quadcopters introduced the Python coding language, problem solving, trial and error iteration, along with the concepts of load balance, roll, pitch, yaw, and thrust.

It’s a busy month for children’s activities in November

Kid in costumeThe Moore Public Library invites families with young children to be part of a variety of program opportunities offered at the library and in the community during November.

The schedule features:

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 – For children up to age 5, a bilingual activity combining art, play and learning.

Stuffed Animal Story Time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, a special story time for children ages 2 to 5 and their furry friends. Drop off your child’s stuffed animal at the library from 3 to 7 p.m. the night before.

Lapsit Story Time, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, geared to babies and their caregivers;

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20 and 27 – for children ages 2 to 5 with stories, songs and more;

Story Time at the Boxcar, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 – Story Time goes on the road to The Boxcar, 2100 N. Eastern Ave.;

Family Story Time, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, with stories, songs and activities for the whole family;

Sensory Story Time, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, an ideal program for children ages 2 to 6 who have trouble with big crowds, are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload;