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Start the day with "Coffee With a Cop"

The Norman Police Department brings its morning question-and-answer sessions “Coffee With a Cop” to Norman Public Library West for an early library opening at a morning visit from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday Feb. 9.

Why not join us for this opportunity to get to know police officers from the NPD and ask questions, voice concerns and have general discussion. It's a great chance to do that, since there's no set agenda for the meet and greet.

Registration is not required in advance to be part of the discussion.


Book Club discussing “Ocean at the End of the Lane”

book jacket for The Ocean at the End of the LaneNorman Public Library West’s Monday Night Book Club will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9.

This month’s discussion will focus on the Neil Gaiman novel Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Each month, the group will select a book to read and discuss. Books are available at the library and can be checked out at the “Ask Here” desk.

For more information on the group, visit the library or call 701-2644. 

Library hosts annual African American Read-In

Norman Public Library West hosts this year’s African American Read-In, an annual Black History Month tradition at the library, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

The event is a celebration of heritage and culture that features live music, readings from both original and works and well-known novels and more.

The featured entertainers are the R&B duo Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter of Oklahoma City. Better known just as “Adam and Kizzie,” the husband-and-wife duo will perform a mixture of American standards along with their own works. Their work is well-known in the Deep Deuce area of Oklahoma City and beyond.

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Teens invited to participate in “Muslim Voices” series

Sponsors of Muslim VoicesTeens, aged 13+ , are invited to participate in a special book discussion series offered at Norman Public Library West. This program series will be facilitated by PLS Teen Coordinator Leanne and retired Oklahoma Baptist University English professor William HagenThe teen series begins Feb. 23 and runs through April 6.

Registration is required in advance of programs and may be completed at the library, by calling 701-2644 or through the links provided below. Participants will receive a copy of the book being discussed, to keep. Titles for the teen books are available at Norman West. The hope is that participants will be able to take part in the entire series.

Each part of the program series is taking place at 6:30 p.m. at Norman Public Library West, on the following dates and with the following titles:

Persepolis book jacket coverFeb. 23: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Description:  The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.



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