Find adventure with weekly People vs Boardom series

DragonAre you into role-playing games? Like to spend the day fighting dragons or plundering treasure from a dungeon?

Norman Public Library Central has the event for you in its People vs. Boardom series, which is going weekly this summer. The event is hosted every Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning June 2 and running through July 28, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The events are open to teens in seventh through 12th grades, and are for all experience levels. If you’ve never played, we will show you how it works.

Participants will play either D&D 3.5 or 5th edition, and minis and dice will be available to use, although you may bring your own.

There will be drinks and popcorn snacks provided, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

Space is limited and registration is required in advance.

Learn about the wildlife heroes of WildCare

EagleLearn about some real life wildlife heroes in the community at Norman Public Library Central and its Summer Reading presentation “Building a Better World with WildCare!” at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, in the Lowry Room.

Representatives from the WildCare Foundation will visit to talk about what they do as a wildlife rehabilitation facility and ways members of the community can help.

All ages are invited, although the program is best suited to children ages 4 to 12.

Registration is not required, although attendance is capped at the first 200 and is first-come, first-served.

Find ways to give back at Teen Volunteer Fair

Volunteer signAre you needing volunteer credit hours for school? Or maybe just wanting to find a good way to give back in your community?

Norman Public Library Central is hosting a Teen Volunteer Fair from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in the Lowry Room.

The event will feature representatives from a variety of community agencies and nonprofits to talk to teens about some of the options they have for volunteer work. Teens can learn about the organizations and which might best fit their interests.

Parents are invited to attend with their teen if they choose.

Registration is not required, although teens who do register can receive an email reminder about the event.

It's an after-hours teen Laser Tag challenge!

Laser TagJoin Norman Public Library Central for some “after hours” activity as it hosts a session of Laser Tag for teens, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

Mobile Laser Forces will bring its array of Laser Tag equipment for an evening of games and challenges inside the library after it’s closed for business. Doors will open for check-in at 8 p.m. Students going into 7th through 12th grades are welcome to participate.

Space is limited so registration in advance is required to be part of the event.

The program is made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

Get gardening ideas for the rest of the year

PlantsNorman Public Library Central presents its Fall/Winter Gardening Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 29 in the Lowry Room of the library.

The featured presenters at the event will be Earth Rebirth and the Noble Beekeepers Association, who will talk about ways to build a better world both in the backyard and throughout local communities. Participants will get many ideas on extending their gardening into the fall and winter.

After the presentations, participants have a chance to exchange seeds, plants or other garden items or ideas they may want to share.

All ages may attend, and registration is not required in advance.