Join us for holiday concerts, events

SnowmanNorman Public Library West rings in the holiday season with several events and performances during December.

The MG Quartet presents “Jazz for the Holidays” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The performance by Mark Giammario includes clever jazz arrangements of holiday classics and original music. Mr. Giammario directs student jazz ensembles and teaches percussion at Oklahoma City Community College and Rose State College.

The St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Handbell Choirs present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, with both children and adults performing many holiday favorites.

The Temple B’Nai Israel Youth Choir visits at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, to present a variety of Hanukkah tunes in celebration of the holiday. The group has performed the last several years at the library.

During the week of Dec. 18-21, the library will host craft events each day at 2 p.m., with such themes as Do It Yourself, Snowman Art, Snow Globes and Popsicle Stick crafts.

Celebrate the first day of winter with us

Walking in snowThe Winter Solstice is almost here, and Norman Public Library Central will celebrate the year’s shortest day with a Solstice Suncatcher Craft, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the Story Time Room.

All supplies are provided for children up to age 11 to come and make a craft they can take home as a decoration or gift.

This is a come-and-go event, and no advance registration is required.