Teens can learn our new metal engraving technology

metal engravingIs your teen interested in technology or crafts? Bring them on over to the Norman Public Library West for a mix of both with its teen workshop on Metal Engraving, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the library!

Teens ages 13 to 16 are invited to the program, where they’ll get a look at the library’s new metal engraving technology. The metal engraving kit is one of the library’s STEAM Power Maker Kits, which focus on unique ways to teach science and technology.

Registration is required for this program. If you are interested in learning more about metal engraving, check these books out! 

Black History Month celebrated at African-American Read-In

historyIf you're looking for a way to take part in Black History Month, Norman Public Library West has a great event for you to attend! Pioneer Library System’s 12th annual African-American Read-In will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.

The event celebrates literature and the arts in the African-American community, with readings by community members and guests in the audience. Oklahoma City-based musicians Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter will return for a second consecutive year to provide a unique blend of music that will be featured throughout the presentation.

This event will also be the first chance to pick up free tickets for the annual Crowns Tea event, an event that you do not want to miss, with seatings at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Norman Central library!

The program is made possible in part from a grant from the Norman Arts Council.

Registration is not required to attend the Read-In.

Stories and reading take center stage in upcoming programs

kidsAre you looking for some family fun and listening to stories? Well, you have a chance to experience it all! Norman Public Library West welcomes children and families into the library for a variety of family-friendly activities throughout February.

Story Time is scheduled at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning, beginning Feb. 2for children in pre-K and younger and their caregivers in the children’s area of the library. It features stories, songs and more geared to some of the library’s youngest visitors.

Elementary-school age children are invited to make a new friend and work on their reading at the library’s Sit! Stay! Read! program for reading to therapy dogs, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday.

The library also will host a special bilingual event titled Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. The event gives a look at the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read program for families and reaches out to Spanish speakers.

Registration is not required to attend any of these programs.

Tai chi series set for Monday, Wednesday nights

yogaDo you feel stressed or just want to feel more well-balanced? Norman Public Library West invites you to come join their series of free Tai Chi classes. These classes will be taking place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout February, beginning Feb. 1.

During these classes you will learn awesome movements and techniques that can reduce stress and increase balance and flexibility. Adults ages 18 and up are welcome to participate and registration is required.

The classes are cumulative, so be sure to attend each session!

Check out our upcoming free concerts

musicThe music plays on at Norman Public Library West, with several free concerts slated for upcoming weeks at the library. Concerts take place adjacent to /snak/ Café area of the library, and include the upcoming schedule:

Acoustic Sessions: Mike Hosty, 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 – The longtime Norman musician brings his guitar and goes acoustic for a set of tunes;

Lunch and Listen, noon Wednesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 – The library’s monthly lunchtime concert series features the library’s baby grand piano and a talented array of performers;

Piano Night at the Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9University of Oklahoma music students will share their talents with the library’s evening audience;

An afternoon with Jason Scott, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 – The lead man of jazz/pop group The Dulcets brings a multi-faceted sound to his performances.

Registration is not required to attend any of the events.