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All PLS Libraries will close at 6pm Wednesday, November 25.
We will be closed all day Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27.
We will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, November 28.

Pop tops turn to bracelets at craft program

canNorman Public Library Central is teaching local crafters a way to take those old metal openers from pop cans a new purpose in a Pop Top Bracelet event, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the library.

The program is for teens and adults, and all supplies will be provided by the library. Participants will upcycle pop can tabs into bracelets that they can keep or have as a gift for the upcoming holiday season!

Registration is required so enough supplies are available!

Holiday Open House sure to shine

holidayNorman Public Library Central continues a holiday tradition in the community with its annual Holiday Open House, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the library.

The theme for this year’s event is “Shine Bright,” and the festivities will include a variety for all ages, including holiday refreshments, crafts and more! Adults interested in the library’s new adult coloring session can learn about it as the group will have a program during the first hour of the Open House.

It’s also a night to showcase some of the talented musicians and singers of the community, with performances scheduled by the Wilson Elementary School Honor Choir, the Carillon Bell Choir from McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, and a holiday sing-along led by The Norman Singers.

This family-friendly event is presented with the support of the Friends of the Norman Public Libraries, and registration is not required to attend. 

We hope to see you there!

Here to help with genealogy research ideas

growthNorman Public Library Central has answers to questions by those seeking to further their knowledge of their family’s history with the program An Introduction to Genealogy Research, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Kathryn RamsayGenealogy and Local History Librarian for the Pioneer Library System, will lead the class. She will give beginners a look at searching for their family and genealogical information and establish family connections to provide a solid foundation in building a family tree!

The class is for ages 18 and up and registration is required.


Take a free computer class in December

computerNorman Public Library Central announces its schedule for free computer classes for December! Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Participants may sign up for classes in advance at the library, by calling 701-2697 or online here.

This month’s schedule of classes includesthe following, and are geared towards adults unless otherwise specified:

Dec. 1-4, 6 p.m., Microsoft Excel, Parts 1-4

Dec. 7, 10 a.m., Golden Agers Computer Club, featuring Scratch (for seniors ages 55+)

Dec. 9, 4 p.m., Hour of Code 4 Kids (for children ages 6-11)

Dec. 14-18, 10 a.m., Getting Started with Computers, Parts 1-5

Dec. 21, 10 a.m., Golden Agers Computer Club (for seniors ages 55+

Dec. 22, 10 a.m., Minecraft for Families

Dec. 29-31, 1 p.m., Teen Python (for teens ages 12-17)

Don't miss out on these fun classes! Registration is required in order to attend each of these events.

Annual “Apple Pie 101” session coming back to the library

appleNorman Public Library Central invites local teens to a pre-holiday tradition at the library in its Apple Pie 101 program, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Lowry Room of the library.

Participants will spend the afternoon helping get part of the next day’s big family meal ready. They will be provided all the ingredients to put together an apple pie, with all that’s left to do is bake it when they get back home.

The program is for middle school and high school-aged teens.

Supplies are provided courtesy the support of the Friends of the Norman Public Library but will be limited in amount, so registration is required to take part.