Get ideas for bringing your book from concept to reality

BooksThe Moore Public Library invites authors and especially “would-be” authors to learn at its upcoming Writing Workshop, “Brainstorming to Book Sales,” taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Room B of the library.

Shannon Whittington with Creative Literary Consultants and Books By Vets, Inc. will share thoughts on taking a book from the idea stage to writing, editing and then publishing. While the program is geared more toward nonfiction or memoir writing, Whittington also will cover some tips for fiction writers.

Either teens or adults may attend. Advance registration is required.

Find comfort from healthy food options

IngredientsThe Moore Public Library goes into the kitchen to add to your recipe options with its Healthy Comfort Foods program, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Rooms A and B.

The event features a cooking demonstration followed by a sampling of variations on multiple comfort foods. It’s also an introduction to many resources to show the ways the library can support healthy New Year’s resolutions.

Space is limited so registration is required in advance.

Financial assistance for this special project is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Exercise mind and body at the library

YogaThe Moore Public Library is adding to its series of popular workout programs offered on a regular basis.

In addition to its continuing yoga and Zumba classes, the library has added a new Friday evening series that will change themes each month. The first series, “Meet Us at the Barre,” takes place at 6 p.m. each Friday in January and will feature an introduction to Barre fitness, a high-energy, low-impact and fat burning workout. Jenny Stiner with “Balance. Yoga. Barre” will lead the classes.

Beginner’s Yoga continues at 6 p.m. on Mondays the library is open (Jan. 7, Jan. 14 and Jan. 28) in January. The workouts are designed to increase flexibility, balance and coordination through poses. A limited number of mats will be provided or attendees may bring their own.

The library’s Zumba series is scheduled at 6 p.m. each Thursday in January. It features a high-energy workout done to Latin and international music.

Teens or adults may participate in any of the classes. Registration and a signed waiver are required in advance.

The library’s workout series is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.