The Moore American

April 3, 2013

Library briefs


The Moore American

MOORE — ‘Barks, Books and Buddies’ program

The Moore Public Library invites learning readers to practice their reading while making a new friend at its “Barks, Books and Buddies” program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of most months at the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Upcoming editions of the program are set for April 16 in the library’s Story Time Room.

Children will read to a therapy dog who will spend time listening and not correcting, as a way to encourage the readers’ skills.

Parents or caregivers can sign up for a 15-minute session for their children to read by visiting the Children’s Desk or calling 793-4347.

For more information on the library’s programs and services, go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/moore.

Moore to host annual Plant Exchange

The Moore Public Library will host its annual Plant Exchange at 9 a.m. Saturday, in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Chris Ward of the Cleveland County Conservation District will give a presentation at 10 a.m. on water conservation tips to use less water both in the garden and the yard.

Participants also are invited to bring seeds, plants, bulbs or even just ideas to exchange with other gardeners.

Registration is not required to attend.

For more information on this or other programs and services offered at the library, call 793-4349 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/moore.

Library to present Writing Workshop

The Moore Public Library invites authors and would-be authors to a Writing Workshop at 7 p.m. April 9, in the Story Time Room of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Instructor Katie Shearer will focus specifically on tips and techniques for writing fiction and getting past common stumbling blocks for writers.

The workshop will be helpful for a beginning writer, or someone who has plenty of experience but is just looking for some new ideas.

The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Pioneer Library System, and is part of the schedule of events for The Big Read, the library’s month long celebration of literature centered around the Tobias Wolff novel “Old School.”

Attendees will go “old school” by using pen and paper for some of the writing exercises in the class and are asked to bring something to write with and on.

The class is for ages 18 and up, and space is limited so registration is required to attend.

For more information, visit the library, call 793-4349 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/moore.

 

Library sets Make and Take

Make and Take a new creation at the Moore Public Library’s twice-monthly craft morning for children. Make and Takes are scheduled in April at 10 a.m. April 11, and again at the same time April 25, in the Story Time Room of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Activities are geared to ages 3 to 12, and children will get to take home their project.

Supplies are provided by the library, and registration is not needed in advance to take part.

For more information on this or other activities and services offered at the library, call 793-4347 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/moore.

 

April Fools party for tweens

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library has an afternoon of fun and fooling planned for tweens ages 7 to 12 at its April Fools party, at 4 p.m. April 9.

The afternoon’s festivities will fill Rooms A and B of the library with jokes, pranks, funny snacks and other entertaining activities for tweens.

Registration is requested in advance so staff will have enough snacks and riddles on hand.