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McMichael Music brings live music to the library

Norman Public Library West continues its tradition of showcasing live music inside its doors with a series of performances from local talent from McMichael Music.

The first concert takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, with future events set for the same time on Oct. 16, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11, all in the Café area of the library.

McMichael Music is a Norman-based music school providing instruction in voice and a wide variety of musical instruments.

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

Families find stories and dogs at the library

Norman Public Library West is bringing children and reading together in many ways. Story Time, for children up to preschool age and their caregivers, takes place at 10 a.m. each Tuesday the library is open. It features stories, music, games and more on an age-appropriate level.

On Thursday evenings, the library’s “Sit, Stay, Read” program brings therapy dogs into the library to listen to young readers practice in a non-threatening environment, with the goal of boosting the child’s confidence in reading. The dogs are at the library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. most Thursdays the library is open.

Flute, piano works featured at August's “Lunch and Listen”

Norman Public Library West presents the next installment of its “Lunch and Listen” concert series from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.,  Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Café area of the library.

This month’s performance is given by Pianist-composer Dr. L. Stephen Sewell and flutist Dr. Janet Romanishin, who will present a free concert of new works for flute and piano by Dr. Sewell.

Dr. Sewell is a teacher of piano and composition and has worked as an accompanist. He studied composition with Michael Hennigan and the University of Oklahoma and is a former honoree as commissioned composer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association.

Dr. Romanishin teaches flute, performs and records with the Arioso Consort, and is principal flutist of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra. Both performers are longtime members and officers with the Norman Area Music Teachers Association.

All ages are welcome to attend and bring their lunch for the one-hour concert. Registration is not required in advance.