Dear Readers,

School is out and summertime is here! I hope you will take some time to read a bit this summer. My summer reading list usually contains audio books that I can listen to while gardening. I am currently working on curriculum for fall and would greatly appreciate your input. Here is a link to a Google survey I’ve created to make it easy for everyone to participate. adult activities survey. Everyone who completes a survey will be eligible for a prize!

Here are some highlights of June activities for adults. As always, these activities are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or comments about the activities listed, please let me know. My email address and voicemail phone number are at the bottom of this newsletter.

We kick off 2018 Summer Reading Season on June 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. First Friday seems the ideal time to have an outdoor party with snow cones, a children’s’ parade, face painting, and more. This year’s theme is Library’s Rock! The library will have special events and incentives to help children avoid the summer slide (when children don’t practice their reading skills over the summer, they can fall behind by the time school starts again.) Signing up and participating in the adult reading opportunities is a great way to show the young people in your life the importance (and fun!) of reading. You may register at the June 1 kick-off party or at library’s youth services desk. Once registered, you will receive a tic-tac-toe reading challenge game sheet as well as word search, scramble, and crossword puzzles with a music theme. All game sheets and puzzles should be completed and turned in to the library by noon on June 30, 2018 to be entered into a drawing for a book-lovers basket.

Be a Rock Artist is your chance to join the hot trend of rock painting, a fun and relaxing craft. We’ll supply the rocks, paints, and some ideas for inspiration to help you create your own designs to keep or hide as part of Enid Rocks, a local Facebook group. We will have 2 drop-in events on June 5 and June 21 from 4:00-7:00.

Rock Your Art Journal takes place June 19 at 5:30 pm. We will listen to different genres of music and explore how they affect our creativity. Art journaling is a creative way to express one’s self utilizing mixed media materials such as writing, sketching, stamping, collage, etc. Bring your existing journal or use one of ours. This workshop is for all skill levels-beginner to advanced. Check out the library’s Pinterest Board for ideas.

Join us for a Biblio Picnic at noon on June 6. What is a biblio picnic you ask? It’s a chance for book lovers to enjoy a picnic lunch on the library lawn and talk books. You bring lunch and we’ll provide drinks and desserts. There will be door prizes!

Movies Rock! Escape the heat and enjoy popcorn and a movie in our air-conditioned Great Plains Room. Movies begin at 1:30 p.m. June 6: Grease. June 28: That Thing You Do. Costumes and singing along are encouraged.

Join us for Tai Chi in the Park at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday mornings through June 22. Tai Chi for Balance is designed to assist in fall prevention through muscle strengthening, improved gate and coordination. Check the library’s Facebook page for location changes due to weather at  www.facebook.com/enidpubliclibrary/. Presented by: Lesa K. Rauh, Garfield County OSU Extension and Terry Mote, Oklahoma Health Department. Meet us at Weldon Bird Sanctuary on the corner of Lincoln and Mockingbird Lane. map

Have you always wanted to learn Spanish, but never got around to it? Enid Public Library to the rescue! Free Language Classes are offered each Saturday. Cesar Leon teaches beginning Spanish at 1:00 and English 101 at 2:00. This is a great opportunity to learn or brush up on a foreign language.

Falls are a leading cause of injuries for older Americans. According to the National Council on Aging one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year, and falls account for more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. The number of falls among seniors can be reduced through lifestyle changes and falls prevention programs. The Library offers free classes Tuesdays at 4:30 pm utilizing Easy Yoga: the Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy. This video class, designed to assist with strength, balance and flexibility is appropriate for the beginning student and may be practiced with or without the assistance of a chair. Here is a short video about the class. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

Library volunteer, Jody, will teach free knitting and crochet classes from 10:30-12:30 on June 9. What a great opportunity to start a new project.

Sit & Stitch meets every Friday from 3:30-6:00 and and is s great opportunity to unwind from a stressful work week by stitching (and chatting) alongside like-minded crafters.

Sincerely,

Margo Holmes

Adult Librarian

Enid Public Library

120 W. Maine, Enid OK 73701

mholmes@enid.org         580-616-7183