“Pork Out” with library cooking program

The Tecumseh Public Library is adding some flavor to your fall menu at the workshop “Pork Out,” taking place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the library.

Chef Tammi Foster will lead the class, showing the group ways to cook pork loin and Brussels sprouts.

Ages 18 and up are invited to attend. Space will be limited, so registration is required.

Financial assistance for this project was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Kids are crafting during upcoming events

PaintingThe Tecumseh Public Library is getting creative with a pair of October craft activities for children.

No-Sew Key Fob, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, gives children ages 8 to 11 the supplies to make a key fob made out of a fabric of their choice.

Fun Canvas Art for Kids, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, combines painters tape and paint on canvas to create an original piece of art. Ages 6 to 11 are invited to participate.

Supplies are limited so registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Wednesday brings activity for teens at the library

iPadThe Tecumseh Public Library continues its series of Wednesday afternoon program opportunities for teens during October.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to take part in a variety of activities at 4 p.m. most weeks school is in session.

The schedule for October features:

Oct. 3 - Terracotta Pumpkins, making a creative candy dish

Oct. 10Teens Cook, with easy recipes for fall snacks;

Oct. 17Video Game Developer, a chance to learn some of the skills needed to create your own video game;

Oct. 24Halloween Cans, a craft program to decorate a can to be used as a candy holder, a luminary or a holiday decoration.

Registration is required in advance separately for each program.

Find activity for young readers throughout the fall

Kid and bearThe Tecumseh Public Library gives families with young children many options to experience the library through its weekly program options.

Toddler Story Time is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. The program features stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for children and also provides literacy tips to caregivers to help their children get ready to read.

The library hosts two bilingual story time activities in October as well. Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Children ages 5 and under get a chance to develop their brains through play time in a bilingual setting.

Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Children up to age 5 will put early literacy skills into practice through art play activities.

Young readers also can practice their reading and make a new friend through the library’s Sit! Stay! Read! program, taking place at 4 p.m. on each Monday of October.

Readers are paired with a certified therapy dog who will listen as the child practices reading skills in a friendly environment. Parents or guardians should contact the library to set up a 20-minute session for their child.

Tai Chi series promotes better balance

Tai ChiThe Tecumseh Public Library presents the series “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance,” beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, and continuing on Mondays at the same time through Monday, Nov. 26.

The series will feature 12 sessions that will build on eight Tai Chi positions to promote better balance, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and build a person’s core muscles.

Ages 18 and up may participate. Registration is required in advance to attend as class size is limited.