February features story times and more for children

KidsNorman Public Library West is making young fans of the library through a variety of activities during February.

Story Times are offered weekly at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings inside the library. The story times feature not just books but also songs, rhymes and other activities geared to children up to age 5.

A new offering in February will be a Baby Sign Language Story Time, hosted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. An American Sign Language interpreter will teach basic baby signs to help babies or toddlers communicate with adults.

New readers also are welcome to the library’s “Sit, Stay, Read!” activity to read to a therapy dog in a comfortable environment. Dogs visit the library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Registration is suggested for each of the children’s programs.

Music fills the air in monthly lunchtime concert

Painted Sky OperaThe music will play in Norman Public Library West’s Lunch and Listen concert series, at noon Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the library.

This month will feature the vocal music talents of the Painted Sky Opera, an innovative opera performing group from the Oklahoma City area.

All ages may attend the performance. Guests may bring their lunch or purchase lunch from Paisley Café, located inside the library.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

A “Dark and Stormy Night” is looming at the library

Wrinkle in Time coverThe forecast is calling for a “Dark and Stormy Night” Party at Norman Public Library West, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8.

It’s a chance to get ready for the upcoming movie based on the book A Wrinkle in Time. Hands-on activities will include making storms in a jar and learning a variety of interesting facts about weather.

The event is for ages 8 to 14. All materials will be provided but registration in advance is required for those wanting to attend.