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.

Relax your mind with adult coloring in February

colored pencilsDo you ever feel like you are juggling between so much work each day that you just need some time for yourself? Ever feel nostalgic whenever you see kids doing activities that you used to be able to do? Norman Public Library Central invites adults back into the world of coloring, and the new trend of adult coloring for relaxation, in the monthly program, Color Your Cares Away! at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish!

The goal of the class is relaxation and boosting brain activity and creativity.

All supplies will be provided, and registration is not required. Come color with us and relive those days where we were stressless children! 

Norman Friends to host Romance Book Sale

bookIf you have an interest in romance novels, you do not want to miss the For the Love of Books book sale, held by The Friends of the Norman Library! This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Lowry Room of Norman Public Library Central.

If you are not a fan of the romance genre, don't worry! While the theme of the sale is romance and romance novels, the sale also will feature many other materials in other genres.

Donations of books for this sale or future sale are accepted by the Friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at their Sorting Center located at 226 W. Gray St. The entrance is through the double doors on the east side of the building, which is across the street to the south of Norman Central.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends’ financial support of library programs and activities throughout the year.