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Prepare to hang with Heroes & Monty Harper

A crowd favorite is coming back this summer and is bringing to life a musical program called Hanging Out With Heroes!  Monty Harper is bringing his original children's songs to celebrate literature, heroes and all things rocking. The date and times to save on your calendar are:

Space is limited and there is no reserved seating - so be sure to get there early!

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Young entrepreneurs invited to weeklong camp

The library is giving young entrepreneurs a place to start and resources for their good ideas as it hosts a 4H Entrepreneur Camp from June 8 through 12 as part of the library’s extensive list of offerings during its Summer Reading Program. We can't wait to see our young patrons learn so many new things this summer!

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rooms A and B each day during the week, and participants will get the most out of it by attending each day. Topics for the event will include business plans, career opportunities, marketing, pricing products and services and much more.

Registration is required and should be completed directly through the OSU Extension Service office by calling Jessica Dunlap at 321-4774.

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Join “The Write Club” for teen authors

typed words with corrections in red inkDiscover your inner author or become more passionate about writing with the weekly summer group “The Write Club.”  Teens will meet at 2 p.m. on Sundays throughout June and July at the Norman Public Library Central.

Each week’s meeting focuses on a different topic, from exploration of different literary genres to feedback on work to visits from local authors.

The Sunday, June 14 meeting will be special with a visit from Eric Bosse, author of the Magnificent Mistakes story collection and Visiting Creative Writing Instructor in fiction at the University of Oklahoma.

These weekly workshops may also create the perfect story to enter in the library’s “Just the Write Story!” Teen Writing Contest that runs through July 31 for authors in 7th through 12th grade.

Norman Central open late for teen laser tag

shadows of three people holding laser tag gunsNorman Public Library Central is opening its doors after hours for you to have a laser tag "battle with your friends.  Teens who have completed or are in 6th - 12th grade will be allowed in the library from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6 to try and survive in and among the bookshelves.

Space is limited, so registration in advance is required. You must also have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian (can be picked up at the library’s Information Desk).

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norman Library.

Start summer at our 8th Readers Extravaganza

We are celebrating the joy of reading with our eighth Readers Extravaganza, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in the Lowry Room!

Geared towards readers of teens and adults books, this is a mini-book festival offering many ideas to connect readers with good reads for the summer.

The featured guest this year is author Carolyn Wall, she will begin speaking at 7:15 p.m. She has written numerous short stories, articles and the novel Sweeping Up Glass. Sweeping Up Glass, published in 2009, is a touching and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family.  

After you've heard Carolyn Wall talk, stop by the presentations by our staff and librarians. They will show off books and DVDs in their favorite genres. Participants can discover what's new, what's coming soon, and what's getting a lot of book buzz as librarians talk about their favorite books, both old and new.

Also, there will be display tables featuring book lists, recommended reads and bookmarks. Librarians will be on hand for library card signup and to help guests check out their new finds. Doors open at 6 p.m. for browsing.

Hors d'oeuvres and sweets will be served and door prizes will be given throughout the evening.