Kick off the New Year with your local library

Noble programThe Noble Public Library has you covered for any interest in reads and activities this winter through the Pioneer Library System’s collection of more than 675,000 books, magazines, DVDs and downloadable items.

Materials can be transferred between PLS libraries within a matter of days and be in readers’ hands for a nice evening in from the cold with a captivating read.

The library also will begin the New Year with an array of program options for various ages and featuring many topics.

Among the upcoming offerings in early January are:

Preschool Story Time takes place each Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. (except Jan. 1 when the library is closed.) Activities are geared to children ages 5 and under and include crafts, stories, songs and more. The special bilingual activity Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art takes place Jan. 22 and Music Time with Jennifer Voss, a music-based activity, is scheduled Jan. 29.

The library also debuts a Tai Chi for Balance series on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. The series begins Monday, Jan. 7 and runs for 12 sessions through Monday, Feb. 18. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, the series will give ages 18 and up a chance to learn eight Tai Chi positions to help balance, flexibility and general physical fitness.

Teens can get an introduction to video production and movie making at the weekly “Teen TV,” offered most Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. with the series resuming Jan. 10. The group is for ages 12 to 17 and meets on most days school is in session.