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Have a Holly Jolly Jedi Day

Norman Public Library Central is getting Star Wars fans ready for the highly-awaited next installment of the movie series, with its Holly Jolly Jedi Day, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the library.

The event will include Star Wars-themed crafts, trivia, snacks and more, and guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character!

The new movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” will be released worldwide Dec. 18, the seventh installment in the series that first hit movie theaters in 1977.

This program is for all ages, but registration is required.


2nd Friday means Adult Story Time

fridayNorman Public Library Central continues its 2nd Friday Adult Story Time, at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the library.

The event is a kickoff for the month’s Norman Arts Council 2nd Friday Circuit of Art. It will feature several staff librarians performing excerpts from some of their favorite pieces of literature. Some reading selections may contain mature content. Snacks will be served, and anyone age 18 or up is invited.

Registration is not required for the event.

Calling all Middle-School Movie Makers!

FilmReelHave you ever wondered what goes in to making a movie? From storyboarding to editing, lighting to camera operating and more, we have a program that will show you everything involved! Students in grades 6th through 8th have an opportunity to apply for a spot in our Middle-School Movie Makers club. 

This club is an opportunity for students to work with friends to make a short movie using the library’s new state-of-the-art movie production equipment. Movie makers will write, storyboard, film, act, direct, edit, and screen a short movie, meeting after school one day per week in the Computer Training Center at the Norman Public Library Central.

To apply for your spot, fill out the application, and we'll be in touch! 


Pop tops turn to bracelets at craft program

canNorman Public Library Central is teaching local crafters a way to take those old metal openers from pop cans a new purpose in a Pop Top Bracelet event, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the library.

The program is for teens and adults, and all supplies will be provided by the library. Participants will upcycle pop can tabs into bracelets that they can keep or have as a gift for the upcoming holiday season!

Registration is required so enough supplies are available!

Holiday Open House sure to shine

holidayNorman Public Library Central continues a holiday tradition in the community with its annual Holiday Open House, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the library.

The theme for this year’s event is “Shine Bright,” and the festivities will include a variety for all ages, including holiday refreshments, crafts and more! Adults interested in the library’s new adult coloring session can learn about it as the group will have a program during the first hour of the Open House.

It’s also a night to showcase some of the talented musicians and singers of the community, with performances scheduled by the Wilson Elementary School Honor Choir, the Carillon Bell Choir from McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, and a holiday sing-along led by The Norman Singers.

This family-friendly event is presented with the support of the Friends of the Norman Public Libraries, and registration is not required to attend. 

We hope to see you there!