May 2017

May 2018

Enid Public Library Adult Classes, Workshops, and Events

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. 

All things seem possible in May.”
–  Edwin Way Teale

Dear Readers,

April is over! It has been a tough month for many; with prairie fires, allergies, school funding issues, and spring fever to contend with. May is here to remind us that all things are possible. The library will say good-bye to some of our on-going classes and welcome in new opportunities.

Dinner & Dialogue is scheduled for 5:30 pm on May 10!

What do you want from your library? What does lifelong learning look like to you: scholarly discussions, craft projects, technology help, book talks, health & wellness classes, environmental issues, political forums? Please join the discussion at a free sloppy joe dinner on May 10 at 5:30.  Margo the “Adult Librarian” will be throwing all kinds of ideas at you and wants to hear how the library can better serve its mission of lifelong learning. Can’t find a sitter? Don’t fret; supervised children are welcome to attend with an adult.

Here are some highlights of May adult classes, workshops, and activities. 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.

Join us for Tai Chi in the Park Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning May 2. 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 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 For more information on the health benefits of Tai Chi

Book Club will meet May 8 at 6:00 pm to discuss Kate Morton’s The Distant Hours. A dilapidated castle, aristocratic twins, a troubled sister and a series of dark secrets cast a whispery spell in this New York Times Bestseller. Copies of the book are available at the service desk.  If all of the copies are checked out, please ask to have the book put on reserve for you.

Library volunteer, Jody, will teach free knitting and crochet classes from 10:30-12:30 on May 12. What a great opportunity to start a new project. Think knitting is just for girls? You might change your mind after you watch this.

Garfield County is joining the barn quilt movement! Involvement in a Quilt Trail is a great way to celebrate our cultural heritage, create a piece of art, and help bring tourism to our community. Create a beautiful 2’x2’ barn quilt to display on your home or business in a 3-part workshop. The dates are: May 9, 16, and 23 and all sessions will be come and go from 4:00-7:00. Don’t worry if you can’t make all the sessions, we will catch you up. To register for this series call 580-616-7183 or A handout with supplies needed is available at the front desk or may be requested by email.

Art journaling is a creative way to express one’s self utilizing mixed media materials such as writing, sketching, stamping, collage, etc. The May 15 session will focus on texture and layering of materials. Bring your existing journal or use one of ours. This workshop is for all skill levels-beginner to advanced. Look at this. Check out the library’s Pinterest Board for ideas.

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.

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


Margo Holmes

Adult Librarian, Enid Public Library         580-616-7183