The Moore American

March 27, 2013

Library sets computer class for April

American Staff
The Moore American

MOORE — The Moore Public Library has announced its schedule for free computer classes in April.

Registration is required for each class. To register, visit the library, call the library at 793-4349 or self-register online at the library’s Events Calendar at

The schedule features:

April 2, 9:30 a.m.: Computer Basics — An introduction to the computer with practice using a mouse.

April 5, 9:30 a.m.: Internet Basics Part 1 — An introduction to the Internet. Learn basic browser and toolbar functions, and practice web surfing.

April 9, 9:30 a.m.: Internet Basics Part 2 — Go further on the Internet by learning tools and tips that help you search the Internet better and faster. Internet Basics Part 1 or equivalent is a pre-requisite.

April 12, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Windows 7 — Introduction to the operating software Microsoft Windows 7. Includes exploring the computer desktop, working with files and folders, and understanding the basics of Windows 7.

April 16, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Microsoft Word 2010 — Learn the basics of word processing software Microsoft Word 2010. Includes opening and saving a document and manipulating document text.

April 19, 9:30 a.m.: Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 — Learn intermediate word processing skills using Microsoft Word 2010, such as cut and paste, among others. Basic Microsoft Word 2010 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

April 23, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Microsoft Excel 2010 — Very basic introduction to the spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel 2010. Includes creating a simple worksheet. Intermediate computer skills are recommended.

April 30, 9:30 a.m.: Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 — An introduction to the presentation software Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Participants will create a small presentation. Intermediate computer skills are recommended.

Libraries closed on Easter Sunday

The 10 hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System will be closed on Easter Sunday. This includes the libraries in Norman, Moore, Southwest Oklahoma City and Noble.

The libraries will reopen for their normal hours Monday, April 1.


Moore Reads book discussion group to meet

The Moore Reads book discussion group will discuss “Muffins and Mayhem,” by Suzanne Beecher at its next meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room of the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

The group is for ages 18 and up and generally meets the fourth Thursday of the month.

Copies of each month’s selected book can be picked up at the library’s Information Desk.

In April, the group will look at “Old School,” by Tobias Wolff, this year’s selection for The Big Read in the Pioneer Library System.

Registration is not required to take part.

For more information, call 793-4349 or go online to


Advanced Couponing program

Many have found the joy of saving money through clipping and using coupons. The Moore Public Library invites those who may have started into couponing or want to learn more to take another step at an Advanced Couponing program, at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Patsy Smith of will present the program, giving those already into the couponing world a chance to take their efforts to the next level.

The presentation is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required to attend.

For more information on this or other programs and services offered at the library, call 793-4349 or go online to

Writing competition, workshop

The Moore Public Library invites elementary school-age children to enter its Children’s Writing Competition.

The library is taking entries for the contest throughout April. Entries should be one page in length and may include artwork. The entry deadline is April 30, and judging will take place throughout May.

The contest winner will be announced after judging and will receive a new eReader.

And to give contestants a little help on their masterpiece, children are invited to a Children’s Writing Workshop, at 4:30 p.m. April 16, in the Story Time Room of the library.

Children’s author Gwendolyn Hooks will lead the workshop, giving exercises and tips for young writers to help with the planning and actual writing of a story.

The contest and the workshop each are sponsored by the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

For more information, visit the library, call 793-4347 or go online to