Local are getting a lesson in a unique workout and activity this summer with the program Hula Hooping with Hooplahoma, scheduled for two upcoming performances in libraries.
The program comes to the Tecumseh Public Library at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, to the Shawnee Public Library.
The event is part of the library’s 2019 Summer Learning Challenge and will be led by Chelsea Ryan, circus artist and the owner of Hooplahoma. She will demonstrate a variety of hoop tricks and use of a cyr wheel, and will teach hula hooping techniques for teens of any experience level with a hula hoop.
Ryan is the 2018 USA Wheel Gymnastics National Champion with a cyr wheel, and is proficient in many circus skills, including unicycling, stilts, juggling and more.
Registration is required in advance of each of the session to participate.
Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.
Find out more about any of the library’s services by going online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org or through the Pioneer Library System Connect App, available for iPhone and Apple users at the App Store or for Android users via Google Play.