Unleash your inner DJ at teen event

steamIt’s a music mix at Norman Public Library West, with its DJ Board event for teens, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

Teens age 12 to 16 are invited to learn about the library’s new Akai MPK Mini MKII boards and learn how to manipulate their imagination into musical creations.

The boards comprise one of the newest STEAM Power Maker Kits available at the library and throughout the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System.

Space for the program is limited, so registration is required in to attend.


Adult coloring, piano music featured in midday event

piano and coloringNeed some time to relax and color your stress away? Norman Public Library West combines the new trend in Adult Coloring with the soothing sounds of the baby grand piano inside the library for a midday event at noon Friday, May 6, at the library.

Local musician Olivia Buthod will spend an hour playing songs on the piano, while fans of adult coloring books or just anyone interested in trying it out can use materials provided by the library for a relaxing time of coloring.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required to attend. Join us on this day filled with coloring and music! 


Learn about the Psychology of Money in presentation

DollarGo inside the Psychology of Money in a Norman Public Library West presentation, at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29.

Cody Buchholz of Tinker Federal Credit Union will give information about spending, saving and financial habits in a way that shows a person’s “money personality”, and best practices they can follow to turn negative financial habits and attitudes into productive ones. 

The event is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required to attend.

Free concert series features busy April slate

pianoNorman Public Library West invites members of the community to attend several options for free concerts throughout April. Upcoming are the following performances:

Piano Night at the Library, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 – Students from the University of Oklahoma’s music program will perform on the library’s baby grand piano.

Acoustic Sessions, featuring Katie Williams, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 – The Norman singer/songwriter will share some of her favorites.

Waytes and Measures Early Music Concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 – The local classical music group will feature live music of Italy from the Renaissance era.

Lunch and Listen, noon Wednesday, April 27 Spend your lunch with Norman West enjoying an hour of light piano music!

Norman Music Institute, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 – The Norman Music Institute Vocal All-Stars will perform solos, duets and group performances.

Concerts take place in the /snak/ Café area of the library, and the Café will be open for food, coffee and other refreshments during the performances. Registration is not required to attend any of the events.