The Moore Public Library combines coloring books and stress relief with the next edition of its new Adult Coloring class at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in Room A of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

The goal of the class is relaxation and boosting brain activity and creativity. Registration is required in advance to attend.

For more information on the program, or any of the services for adult readers, visit the library, call 793-4349 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/moore.

• Moore Reads book group to meet

The Moore Reads Book Discussion Group hosts its next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the conference room of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

This month, the featured novel will be “The Peach Keeper” by Sarah Addison Allen.

The group generally meets the final Thursday of most months to will discuss a different title read by each member of the group. Copies of the following month’s titles will be available from the Information Desk of the library.

Upcoming meeting dates and titles for the group include:

Feb. 25 – “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier

March 31 – “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, this year’s selection for The PLS Big Read

April 28 – “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain

Registration is not required to attend any of the discussions.

For more information on any of the programs and services offered at the library, call 793-5100 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/moore.

• Get a look at the library’s new Quadcopters

Take flight with the Moore Public Library and its Quadcopters, in a teen program at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Room A of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Library staff will show off some of the new Crazyfile Nano Quadcopters that are part of the new STEAM Power Maker Kits available through the Pioneer Library System. Participants will get to program their Quadcopters and then send them on a flight.

The program is for teens in grades 6 through 12. Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

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

• Get some answers to college challenges with Moore library series

The Moore Public Library is helping local teens get prepared for life after high school with its upcoming “College Ready” series.

Each session of the four-part Monday evening series begins at 6 p.m. and teens up to age 17, but particularly those preparing for college, are invited to attend.

Dates and topics for the series include:

Monday, Jan. 25 – 411 on FAFSA: Letha Huddleston of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program presents on ways to prepare for finding financial aid for college, with emphasis on the Free Application for Student Financial Aid, or FAFSA.

Monday, Feb. 1 – Choosing Your College: Representatives from several Oklahoma institutions will provide information on their respective schools in a come-and-go event. Schools represented include the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma State University-OKC, Oklahoma City Community College, Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Monday, Feb. 8 – What Degree is Right for You?: The library’s BrainFuse database features the eParachute Assessment, which will help identify people, fields and skills that could point a student in the direction for a degree to pursue.

Monday, Feb. 15 – Dorm Ready Dining: Representatives from the Food for Thought Learning Institute will give ideas for students on easy meals or snacks they can keep on hand in their dorm room for those times the campus cafeteria isn’t open or they just don’t want to get out.

Registration is required separately for each program. Find out more about any of the library’s services for teens by calling 793-5100 or going online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/moore.

• Channel your inner DJ at the library

Make music with the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its Become Your Own DJ program for teens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

Participants in grades 6 through 12 are invited, and they will get to learn about the library’s new Akai MPK DJ Boards for making music.

The boards make up one of the library’s new STEAM Power Maker Kits, which are used throughout the library system for programs teaching about technology, the arts, science and more.

Space is limited so registration is required in advance for the program. For more information, visit the library, call 979-2200 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/sokc.

• SOKC library to begin tai chi series for children

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is beginning a Children’s Tai Chi series, with free classes at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning Feb. 1.

Classes are for ages 6 to 12 and their parents or caregivers and will give an introduction to some basic tai chi moves that are easy and effective for children to do. Parents also are encouraged to participate with their children.

Chock Petchprom, a certified tai chi instructor, will lead the classes. Registration is required to attend.

For more information, visit the library, call 979-2200 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/sokc.

 

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