Norman Public Library Central is giving genealogy researchers and those just interested in preserving the stories that make their family what it is with the program Saving Family Memories, set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Lowry Room.
Author Louise Farmer Smith will lead the workshop, focusing on helping participants get in writing stories of their family history.
Smith is a former winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award and author of several novels, including One Hundred Years of Marriage: Cadillac, Oklahoma, which looks back at the family histories of four generations within on American family. She is a Norman native.
Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.
Norman Public Library Central's series "Color Your Cares Away!" is bringing the world of coloring back to adults.
The next edition of the monthly series will be 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Rooms A and B.
While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.
Registration is not required in advance.
Norman Public Library Central's Computer Training Center sports a busy month of activity during March, including several special series during students' Spring Break March 13-17.
All classes are offered free of charge, but registration for programs is required in advance. To register, visit the library, call 701-2697 or go online to the links below.
Microsoft Word – 10 a.m. March 1-3
Robot Club – 4 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
STEAM Tweens – 4 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Minecraft: Survival – 5 p.m. March 3, 17 and 31
A Beginner's Guide to the Internet – 1 p.m. March 6-8
Girls Who Code – 4:30 p.m. March 6 and 27
Younger Girls Who Code – 4 p.m. March 7, 21 and 28
Golden Agers' Computer Club – 10 a.m. March 8 and 22
Minecraft: Creative – 5 p.m. March 10 and 24
Computer Programming with Python – 10 a.m. March 13-17
Beginning Computer Programming with Scratch – Noon March 13-17
Stop-Motion Academy – 2 p.m. March 13-17
Tween Lego Robotics – 4 p.m. March 13-17
Getting Started with Computers – 10 a.m. March 27-31
Norman Public Library Central invites the community to the 13th annual edition of its Crowns Tea. There will be two identical seatings for the Crowns Tea, at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Lowry Room at Norman Central.
The event is a Black History Month celebration of the cultural tradition of the church hat. The event is based on the book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, a collection of black and white portraits and essays of women in their hats. The Tea is open to ladies of all ages, races and backgrounds, and wearing of hats is encouraged.
Entertainment will be provided by Erica Thomas and the Praise Team from Quayle United Methodist Church and catering will be done by Legend's.
Free tickets are available during library hours on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desks at Norman Central and Norman West.
The Crowns Tea is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norman Arts Council as well as the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.
Norman Public Library Central hosts a variety of activities for preschool children and their caregivers throughout February. Most programs take place in the Story Time Room of the library.
Registration is not required in advance for any of the programs, and before and after the events is a chance to look through the extensive collection of materials owned by the library and the Pioneer Library System.
The February program schedule features:
Baby Story Time (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22
After School Special (for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students) – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22
Toddler Explorers (for children 12 to 36 months) – 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2
STEAM Tweens (for ages 8 to 12) – 4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23
Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23
Rhythm Babies (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24
Saturday Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11 and 25
Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 10 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 20 and 27
Sensory Sensitive Story Time – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7
Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar en Familia – 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18