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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!

Here to help with genealogy research ideas

growthNorman Public Library Central has answers to questions by those seeking to further their knowledge of their family’s history with the program An Introduction to Genealogy Research, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Kathryn RamsayGenealogy and Local History Librarian for the Pioneer Library System, will lead the class. She will give beginners a look at searching for their family and genealogical information and establish family connections to provide a solid foundation in building a family tree!

The class is for ages 18 and up and registration is required.


Take a free computer class in December

computerNorman Public Library Central announces its schedule for free computer classes for December! Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Participants may sign up for classes in advance at the library, by calling 701-2697 or online here.

This month’s schedule of classes includesthe following, and are geared towards adults unless otherwise specified:

Dec. 1-4, 6 p.m., Microsoft Excel, Parts 1-4

Dec. 7, 10 a.m., Golden Agers Computer Club, featuring Scratch (for seniors ages 55+)

Dec. 9, 4 p.m., Hour of Code 4 Kids (for children ages 6-11)

Dec. 14-18, 10 a.m., Getting Started with Computers, Parts 1-5

Dec. 21, 10 a.m., Golden Agers Computer Club (for seniors ages 55+

Dec. 22, 10 a.m., Minecraft for Families

Dec. 29-31, 1 p.m., Teen Python (for teens ages 12-17)

Don't miss out on these fun classes! Registration is required in order to attend each of these events.

Free computer class schedule for November set

computerNorman Public Library Central has announced its free computer class schedule for November.

Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library and feature instruction and practice of the lessons and skills being taught.

Space is limited so registration is required for each event.

The schedule for November features:

Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-noonGolden Agers’ Computer Club

Nov. 3, 1-2 p.m.Get a Facebook account

Nov. 3, 2-4p.m. - Using Facebook

Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.Computer Security

Nov. 4-6, 4-6 p.m.Computer Programming, parts 1-3

Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Lego Robots

Nov. 9-10 and 12-13, 10 a.m.-noonMicrosoft Excel, parts 1-4

Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m.Smartphones and Tablets

Nov. 16-20, 10 a.m.-noonGetting Started with Computers, parts 1-5

Nov. 17-19, 6-8 p.m.Microsoft Word, part 1-3

Nov. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Smartphones and Tablets

Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-noonGolden Agers Computer Club

Nov. 23-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Quickbooks, parts 1 and 2

Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-noonSmartphones and Tablets

Nov. 24, 1-3 p.m.Microsoft PowerPoint

Nov. 30, 1-3 p.m.Microsoft Publisher