Book group shares Secrets of Mary Bowser in next discussion

Mary Bowser coverNorman Public Library West's Monday Night Book Club gets together the second Monday of the month, with its next meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.

This month, the group's discussion will be on the novel Secrets of Mary Bowser by Louis Leveen. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the library's "Ask Here" desk.

The group is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required in advance to participate.

Upcoming meeting dates and titles for discussion are:

Oct. 10 – The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney;

Nov. 14 – The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty;

Dec. 12 – The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister.

Tuesday morning means Story Time

FamilyStoryTimeNorman Public Library West welcomes young readers in for its weekly Story Times, hosted on Tuesday mornings. September's Story Times will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The programs are geared to children in pre-Kindergarten and younger and their caregivers and include books, music, stories, games and more.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Therapy dogs are listening to readers in Thursday series

ReadingDogElementary-school age children are invited to make a new friend and work on their reading at Norman Public Library West's "Sit! Stay! Read!" program for reading to therapy dogs, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Program dates for September are Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The goal of the program is helping reluctant readers to practice their reading skills in a low-stress, non-judgmental environment.

Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate.

Teens turning felt into a unique garden

TeensEver "felt" like planting a garden?

This is sure to be a garden like nothing you've ever seen, as Norman Public Library West presents its DIY Felt Succulents event for teens, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Ages 12 to 17 are invited to attend.

Each of the "plants" in this garden will be made of felt but have the look of a real succulent plant to spruce up the look of a room, porch or patio.

All supplies will be provided by library staff. Space is limited so registration in advance will be required.