What's a Family Circle Dance? Find out at the library

dancingAre you ready to put your dancing shoes on? Norman Public Library Central is helping local families get active at its Family Circle Dance event, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

All ages are invited to learn several simple circle dances in an afternoon of activity and movement! 

Registration is not required to attend the program. Don't miss out on learning some groovy moves and having a great time!


Annual Spring Garden Workshop and Seed Exchange

flowerCalling all gardeners! Norman Public Library Central invites you to join its annual Spring Garden Workshop and Seed Exchange, from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Lowry Room of the library.

The event is a chance for local gardeners and gardening experts to gather for a discussion on spring gardening options in the state, followed by a seed and plant exchange. Refreshments will be provided.

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to attend and registration is not required. However participants are asked to bring seed packets or plants to exchange with other gardeners at the event.

If you'd like to get a head start on planning your garden, we have books and other materials in our catalog for you to peruse!

Talk writing at library groups

notesNorman Public Library Central is the perfect place for writers this month as it invites local writers to join one of their two writing groups! These groups welcome authors at any level of their writing journey to meet and share ideas.

The Write Club invites teens interested in writing, regardless of how much experience they may have with it, to develop their skills and share their ideas at its monthly gathering, which next takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in Rooms A and B of the library.

It’s a chance for young writers age 12 to 17 to share stories, get new ideas, learn from local experts, receive feedback on their work and much more! Registration is not required for this group. 

And the library’s new group Write On! gives the same opportunity for adults ages 18 and up. That group meets immediately following the teen group, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, and each group plans monthly meetings on the second Sunday of the month. Registration is required for this group. 

You do not want to miss out on these awesome groups!

Get ideas for gluten-free baking in workshop

muffinsGo gluten-free but still find the pleasure of tasty baking with the Norman Public Library Central program, Make Your Own Gluten-Free Baking Mixes, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Lowry Room of the library!

Attendees will get to take home a gluten-free baking mix and a recipe to get them started in ideas for their kitchen. Sarah Barnes, Community Dietitian with the Norman Regional Health System, will address the group on healthy gluten-free eating in all aspects of a diet and the benefits that come from it.

All ages are invited to attend the program, but space is limited, so registration is required.

Love is in the air with romance novel readings

bookLooking for a way to kick off your Valentine's Day weekend? Well, the guybrarians of Pioneer are back, with a selection of sultry romance readings for your enjoyment!

Back by demand after its first pre-Valentine’s Day edition last year, Norman Public Library Central presents its Men Reading Romance Novels program, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Campbell Gallery Room the library.

Several male librarians from the Pioneer Library System will read tales of love and passion from a selection of romance novels available as part of the library system’s collection.

The program is for ages 18 and up and may contian mature content. Registration is not required to attend.