Make your kitchen healthier with help from class

VeggiesNorman Public Library West continues its “Eat Smart” series with the upcoming program Eat Smart and Better Navigate the Grocery Aisles, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the library.

Tara Douglas of the Cleveland County Health Department will give tips and ideas for making good choices at the grocery store, from reading food labels to planning healthy meals, all while sticking to a budget.

The Eat Smart series is made possible thanks to funds from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is a partnership with the Cleveland County Health Department.

Ages 18 and up may attend. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Handbell group to give anniversary performance

MusicNorman Public Library West welcomes the talented performers with the Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble to a 10th anniversary celebration concert by the group, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

The handbell group began playing in the Oklahoma City area in January 2008, originally under the name the OKC Ringtones and Bronze Tapestry. Over the years, the group’s performances have taken place in a variety of venues, allowing for a wide range of music from sacred, secular, classical and pop styles.

All ages are invited to attend the performance, and registration in advance is not required.

Monthly concert welcomes husband-wife duo

CelloNorman Public Library West welcomes the duo of Dr. Michael Geib and Meryl Geib as the featured performers at this month’s Lunch and Listen concert series, at noon Wednesday, April 25, at the library.

Dr. Geib, a double bassist, composer and pedagogue is on faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma. As a jazz musician, he has performed locally, regionally and nationally and has performed at several national festivals including Jazz in June. Currently he performs with the 5th Street Jazz Collective, the Claire Piersol Band, the Edmond Jazz Orchestra, and various other groups in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. 

Meryl Geib is a cellist and pedagogue has maintained an active and varied career as a musician in central Oklahoma. As a performer, she has played in orchestras nationally and is a founding member of the Edmond Chamber Orchestra. She plays with Trio Antiqua and studies the baroque cello and serves as co-director of the Geib Musik Studio.

All ages are invited to attend the concert and may bring lunch or purchase lunch from Paisley Café inside the library. Advance registration is not required.

The concerts are scheduled the fourth Wednesday of most months at the library. 

OHAI class looks at safe use of medicine

MedicationNorman Public Library West invites the community to its program “Using Medication Safely,” a presentation by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27.

Topics will include what people should know about their medication, the causes of drug-related problems, questions to ask a pharmacist or health care provider and more.

Ages 18 and up may attend the event, and registration is not required in advance.

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) is a program of the Donald W. Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.  

Get creative with Pixel Art and Perler Beads

Perler beadsNorman Public Library West brings out the art with a chance for teens Create Pixel Art using Perler Beads in a program at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Participants will be able to make their favorite pixelated characters or create their own in the form of Melty Perler Beads. All supplies will be provided by the library.

Ages 12 to 17 may attend, and registration in advance is required.