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February is fun and festive for kids at the library

Norman Public Library Central brings children and families age-appropriate activities for all with its collection of materials and series of programs.

Caregivers are invited to bring their youngsters to the library for the schedule of events for February, which includes:

Story Time, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays;

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Learn the art of Mantra Meditation

Norman Public Library Central continues its series on mindfulness with the program “Mantra Meditation 101,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Lowry Room of the library.

Cliff Stevens of the Norman Meditation Group will lead the program. He will discuss the use of focus words, or mantras, as a part of meditation techniques. The class will have something to offer for both beginners to meditation as well as those with experience on the topic. Registration is not required in advance, and ages 18 and up are invited to participate.


Volunteer tax assistance sessions set three nights a week

Norman Public Library Central is giving the community help in the upcoming income tax season, partnering both with the AARP and its Tax-Aide program and the University of Oklahoma College of Law for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sessions.

Registration is not required to attend, but assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

VITA tax aid sessions will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 28 and running through April 15, which is the day personal income taxes must be filed. The sessions take place in the Computer Training Center of the library. And AARP volunteers will be at the library for Tax-Aide sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays the library is open from Feb. 2 through April 13.

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Maker Madness makes another round!

The Norman Computer Training Center held Maker Madness on December 29th and January 2nd, and the event was a huge success! Patrons of all ages could come into the library and find different things to learn and tinker with, such as LEGO Mindstorm robotics, stop-motion animation, computer programming, and Arduino electronic and circuit system.

So many people enjoyed the event that the library plans to host an encore opportunity on January 31st from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration is not required in advance, so come check out all the neat gadgets we have to offer!

If you're interested in seeing what happened during the original events, we have pictures and a great video for you to view.

If you have any further questions, visit the library or call 701.2600.