Our Health Literacy project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

2023-2024 Programs

Tai Chi with Rick Pulley

Will be held in the upstairs meeting room at Miami Public Library | 200 N Main Miami, OK 74354

1:00 - 2:00 PM

  • October
    • Monday, 16th & Wednesday, 18th
    • Monday 23rd, & Wednesday, 25th
    • Monday, 30th
  •   November
    • Wednesday, 1st
    • Monday, 6th & Wednesday, 8th
    • Monday, 13th & Wednesday, 15th
    • Monday, 20th
    • Monday, 27th & Wednesday, 29th
  • December
    • Friday, 1st
    • Monday, 4th & Wednesday, 6th

Tai Chi with Rick Pulley

Will be held in the upstairs meeting room at Miami Public Library | 200 N Main Miami, OK 74354

Spring Session will be 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays

  •  January
    • 9th & 11th
    • 16th & 18th
    • 23rd & 25th
    • 30th
  • February
    • 1st
    • 6th & 8th
    • 13th & 15th
    • 20th & 22nd
    • 27th & 29th


Tai Chi Spring 2023

Line Dancing with Marie Spruk

Will be held at the Miami Civic Center | 129 5th Ave NW Miami, OK 74354

6:00 - 7:00 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays

  • October
    • 16th & 18th
    • 23rd & 25th
  • November
    • 6th & 8th
    • 13th & 15th
    • 20th & 27th
  • March
    • 4th & 6th
    • 11th & 13th
    • 18th & 20th
    • 25th & 27th
  • April
    • 1st & 3rd
Miami Public LIbrary is planning the first Annual Family Health Field Day! Seeking Vendors Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists, chiropractors, & other health related groups Seeking Activities Intros to fitness, healthy cooking demos, obstacle course, etc. MPL is providing StoryWalk, Hula Hoop Fitness with Inspyral Circus, promotion, Intro to Tai Chi, & more!
We are planning our first-ever Family Health Field Day in the late spring of 2024. If you would be interested in helping to plan this event or be a vendor, instructor, or general volunteer, please get in touch with Miami Public Library at 918-541-2292 or by email at librarystaff@miamiokla.net

New Health Literacy Materials Available for Use!

Two stationary bike desks are now available in the library. You can work out while you work! Participants must be 16 or older and fill out our survey after each use. Please call the library if you have any questions. 918-541-2292.

Desk Bikes

We now have two portable under-the-desk pedal exercisers!

Check them out for up to 14 days. All you have to do is fill out our tracking form and questionnaire.

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Under the desk bikes
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Story Walk

Part of our Health Literacy Grant Funds in 2020 were used to install a StoryWalk at Rotary Park!

We chose the story walk because, not only does it get patrons reading, it gets them moving and also gives us the opportunity to teach some health facts along the way, by tying in workouts or health-related information with the stories we choose. We can bring health literacy in a fun and exciting way.

The posts were purchased from Barking Dog Exhibits and installed by the Miami Parks Department.

Please visit Rotary Park and enjoy the stories!

Please take our survey to let us know your thoughts!

Story Walk Installation

First post installed

Welcome to the walk

Posts installed by

Posts purchased from

Online Fitness with Peaceful Warriors

Join us in our first series of videos brought to you by our Health Literacy Grant Program.
These videos were put together by Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts, located in Newcastle, OK. They are a family-friendly martial arts academy, teaching both body and mind, active protection, fitness, confidence, honor, integrity, and perseverance.
Please take our survey at the end of the video to let us know your thoughts!
Tricking is a training discipline that combines kicks with flips and twists from parkour and freerunning and gymnastics as well as many dance moves and styles from breakdancing. It aims to achieve an aesthetic display of different combinations of "tricks". Tricking practitioners are commonly referred to as trickers. Examples of tricking techniques include the 540 kick, the corkscrew (cork), the flashkick, the butterfly twist, and the double leg.

Join us for our newest Series by Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts focusing on Adult Fitness!
This adult program is a follow-along series that gets you stretching and moving regardless of your age or fitness level! You will engage your mind and your body with this easy kickboxing style workout.
In order to continue bringing programs through grants such as this one, please take the survey at the end of the video to let us know your thoughts!
The playlist will start at the beginning and autoplay through the series. If you would like to browse all our videos, you can visit our YouTube page.