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Book discussion group going “Below Stairs”

book jacket for Blow Stairs by Margaret PowellThe Noble Public Library’s Cover 2 Cover book discussion group meets for its next meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14 to discuss Below Stairs by Margaret Powell.

Margaret Powell's true story of a life spent in service is a fascinating "downstairs" portrait of the glittering, long-gone worlds behind the closed doors of Downton Abbey and 165 Eaton Place.

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to join the discussion on the second Thursday of the month and enjoy optional potluck refreshments.


Family Yoga Night continues into May

cover for Family Yoga DVDThe Noble Public Library invites families to learn about the benefits of yoga at its weekly Family Yoga Nights, taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout May.

Instructor Shannon Scott will guide participants of all ages in the basics of yoga during the one-hour classes.

Registration is not required, but each participant and/or their parent/guardian will need to sign a waiver to attend classes.

Celebrate spring with us!

dad with baby on shouldersApril Showers Bring May Flowers to the Noble Public Library, at a springtime program featuring gardening and more from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9 for the whole family.

The event will feature a story time presented by Christy Emig of Success by 6 of Norman, a chance to talk to the Cleveland County Master Gardener Association, a visit from the Noble Farmers Market, a plant exchange, and several other activities.

May flowers and Tadpole Tuesdays at the library

dandelion wreathChildren ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to take part in Tadpole Tuesdays, which take place at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday morning in May.

The programs will include a variety of learning activities.

  • May 5 – Preschool Storytime, with themed stories and activities promoting early literacy
  • May 12 – Make and Take, with age-appropriate craft projects to make and take home
  • May 19Success by 6 Storytime, featuring Christy Emig, with stories, songs and fingerplays
  • May 26 – Magic of Music, using songs and music to help with early literacy in a fun environment

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

Join the discussion of The Big Read

The Noble Public Library invites you to a book discussion of this year’s selected Big Read novel, “A Wizard of Earthsea,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.

During a spell recalling the dead, the boy Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world.

Come enjoy light refreshments and join Deborah Chester, author and tenured professor of professional writing, on an in-depth look at the modern classic.

Be creative at “Maker Mondays”

book jacket for Make: Tinkering

Opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making. - The Maker Education Initiative

The Noble Public Library gives children a chance to learn how to create something at its weekly “Maker Mondays” programs at 3 p.m. May 4, 11, and 18.

Children are invited to bring a friend and jump into the maker movement and create soemthing different each week before the program takes a break for the summer.