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All PLS Libraries will close at 6pm Wednesday, November 25.
We will be closed all day Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27.
We will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, November 28.

Get creative with weekend events

tinselNorman Public Library West is taking part of an upcoming weekend to give local teens and adults a chance to express their creativity in a pair of programs.

Teens ages 12 to 17 can learn about Screen Printing at a two-day event, at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6. On the first day, participants will learn how to design their own art and screen, and on the second day they will make a print of their original art onto a T-shirt, using a screen printing unit that is part of the library’s new collection of STEAM Power Maker Kits. All supplies are provided!

The library also hosts a Do It Yourself: Holiday Nails event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Teens or adults ages 12 and up may participate at a nail painting party with a holiday flair. All supplies and instruction will be provided by library staff leading the program.

Everything for both programs is offered free of charge, but space is limited, so registration is required separately for each program.

Dance and move with Kelsey Hoops

kidsLong known as a great place for reading, for one evening at least the library will also be a destination spot for hula hooping! Norman Public Library West welcomes Kelsey Hoops for a presentation for kids at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the library.

Children up to age 11 get a chance to learn some basics about hula hoops from instructor Kelsey Philo and then show off some of their moves!

All hoops are provided but space for the program is limited, so registration is required.


Celebrate the library’s new play wall, then enjoy some holiday tunes

musicNorman Public Library West welcomes the community to a ceremony celebrating the Unveiling of a New Interactive Play Wall in the library’s children’s area, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29!

The wall features a variety of learning panels for children to play with and is styled in the design of the Norman West library. It was designed by Pioneer Library System Public Information Officer Gary Kramer and built by Norman-based company McPherson Machinery.

Following the ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m., guests are welcome to stick around the library for a free concert of Hanukkah tunes performed by members of the Temple B’Nai Israel Youth Choir.

Come and join us in listening to some music inspired by Jewish festival of lights.

Registration is not required to attend either event.


McMichael Music brings live music to the library

Norman Public Library West continues its tradition of showcasing live music inside its doors with a series of performances from local talent from McMichael Music.

The first concert takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, with future events set for the same time on Oct. 16, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11, all in the Café area of the library.

McMichael Music is a Norman-based music school providing instruction in voice and a wide variety of musical instruments.

All ages are invited to attend the concerts and registration is not required in advance.