Duo to perform in September Lunch and Listen concert

Sheet musicNorman Public Library West continues its monthly Lunch and Listen concert series at noon Wednesday, Sept. 27.

This month’s performers are the duo of Erica Thomas and Terri Hlubek. Thomas, a vocalist, has performed as a soprano in Oklahoma for more than 20 years. She is former director of the Cimarron Circuit Opera Company, based in Norman.

Hlubek is a national certified piano teacher who directs Hlubek Piano Studio in Oklahoma City. She is the MTNA Certification Commissioner for the South Central Division, Immediate Past President of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and the Past President of the Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association.

All ages may attend the concert. Guests may bring their lunch or purchase lunch from Paisley Café, located inside the library.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Do It Yourself with our Saturday series

PumpkinsNorman Public Library West will be a haven for creativity in its Do It Yourself series, scheduled on Saturday afternoons this fall.

The series brings a variety of programs for different age groups and includes events at the following dates and times:

2 p.m. Sept. 30, DIY Felt Succulents – Plant a garden of felt plants that make a colorful arrangement but will never die because, well, they’re made of felt. For teens ages 12 to 17.

2 p.m. Oct. 7, Tween Fall Trick or Treat Bags – Make a unique bag for this year’s trick-or-treating using duct tape. For ages 8 to 14.

2 p.m. Oct. 21, Day of the Dead Ceramic Skills – Commemorate the Day of the Dead by creating a ceramic skull by hand. For ages 12 and up.

All supplies will be provided by library staff. So enough materials are available, registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Story Times, therapy dog reading scheduled weekly

Kids in tunnelBring your youngsters to Norman Public Library West on Tuesday mornings for the library’s weekly Story Time programs, scheduled at 10 a.m. on each Tuesday of the month on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Children up to pre-K age are welcome to attend with their caregivers.

And there's a special event offered monthly, the library's Science Story Time, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. This month's story is Rapunzel, with children making a pulley system to help get the character out of the tower and on to safety. Registration is required in advance for this program.

And young readers get a chance to practice their reading with a therapy dog in the library’s Sit! Stay! Read! Event, which comes to the library on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.