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Become a character at teen events

book jacket for Dungeons & Dragons The legend of DrizztDelve into the world of gaming at Norman Public Library Central’s Dungeons and Dragons Character Creation Workshop, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Experienced and beginning players are invited to learn unique twists to creating their own characters for Dungeons & Dragons games. The program is for teens in grades 7 - 12.

Once you have a character, join us for People vs Boardom, next meeting from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Pizza and snacks are provided free of charge by the Friends of the Norman Library. Most tables run 3.5 ed. or 5 ed. sessions.

Character creation goes even further with a Costuming Workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. Create a superhero costume from supplies provided by the library and bring a solid-color T-shirt to alter into a cape. The workshop is for teens going into grades 6 - 12 and registration is requested.

Annual Cookbook Swap and Shop

book jacket for Go Fresh by American Heart AssociationWhether you're a beginner or an expert in the kitchen, we want you to join us at Norman Central!

We are inviting cooks of all skill levels and culinary interests to our annual Cookbook Swap and Shop, set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, in the Lowry Room.

Participants are asked to bring their unwanted cookbooks to the event to swap them with other local chefs. In addition, the Friends of the Norman Public Library also will set up an area to sell gently used cookbooks at bargain prices.

At 10:30 a.m., local chef Jacque Methvin of Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails will give a demonstration and provide samples of several items.

The book sale helps to raise funds for the Norman Friends and their support of library programs in Norman throughout the year.

2nd Friday Adult Story Time

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday evening? Come join us! Before seeing all the adventures of the Norman Arts Council’s next 2nd Friday Circuit of Art event, guests can start their evening with a special Adult Story Time at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10, in the Campbell Gallery Room at Norman Public Library Central. Registration is not required for the event.

The event will feature several staff librarians performing excerpts from some of their favorite pieces of literature. Some reading selections may contain mature content. Snacks will be served, and anyone age 18 or up is invited.

Sensory sensitive movies scheduled for teens

Norman Public Library Central is giving teens with sensory sensitivity several special movie nights just for them. Friday night movies are scheduled for 6 p.m. on July 10, 17 and 24, each in the Lowry Room of the library. Registration is requested in advance but not required. Registration can be completed using the online form.

Each week’s offering will be presented with lower volume and the room set up with softer lighting to respect viewers affected by autism or other sensory sensitivity. There will be refreshments provided for all who attend.

Movie titles are available at the library’s Information Desk, and the movies will be geared to ages 12 to 17. We hope you join us!

Science-a-Rama camp set for tweens

Do you have a tween interested in the science of the world? Well, science is everywhere! Norman Public Library Central goes scientific with its Tween Science-a-Rama, a three-day camp for ages 10-12, taking place at 2 p.m. on July 8-10, in Rooms A and B of the library. Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend. Registration can be completed using the online form.

The camp will combine learning with entertainment as participants explore topics like bubbles, catapults, flight, and much more. Each day will be a two-hour session, and it’s best for participants to attend all three days if possible.