The Moore American

October 17, 2012

library news

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The Moore Public Library brings some Mexican culture inside its doors as its annual Culture Jam commemorates El Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead — from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

The event features a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon.

At noon, musical duo Alegria Real will entertain the audience with its music. From 1 to 2 p.m., students from Moore’s Platt College will give demonstrations of various types of cultural food. And from 2 to 3 p.m., library staff will present a variety of craft projects and share stories from cultural books.

And, guests should check out the library’s Story Time Room to see an art exhibit presented by students from Southmoore High School.

Registration is not required to attend the event.

For more information on this or other programs and services offered at the library, call 793-5100 or go online to

 · The Moore Reads book discussion group continues its monthly series of discussions with a look at “Distant Hours” by Kate Morton at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Conference Room of the 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 November, the group will be reading and discussing “Nineteen Minutes” by Jody Picoult

Registration is not required to take part.

Southwest OKC

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes acclaimed local artist Mike Wimmer to a special edition of its Saturday Story Time, set for 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

The story time will feature the book “Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth,” illustrated by Wimmer and written by Robert Burleigh. Wimmer will discuss his efforts on that book and others, as well as his contributions on a number of other noted projects.

Also on display will be a set of baseball-themed paintings done by Wimmer. He will talk about his inspiration for the pieces, which will remain on display after the program through Oct. 26 at the library.

Registration is not required to attend.

· Get into the spirit of the year’s spookiest holiday season with a “Spooky String Dolls” craft program, offered for teens at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Participants can make their dolls into vampires, monsters, zombies or any creation they can dream up.

All supplies will be provided by the library, but registration is required in advance so enough will be available.