Busy slate of computer, technology classes offered in March

Coding-Girl-Binary-by-GeraltNorman Public Library Central's Computer Training Center sports a busy month of activity during March, including several special series during students' Spring Break March 13-17.

All classes are offered free of charge, but registration for programs is required in advance. To register, visit the library, call 701-2697 or go online to the links below.

Microsoft Word10 a.m. March 1-3

Robot Club4 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

STEAM Tweens4 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Minecraft: Survival5 p.m. March 3, 17 and 31

A Beginner's Guide to the Internet1 p.m. March 6-8

Girls Who Code4:30 p.m. March 6 and 27

Younger Girls Who Code4 p.m. March 7, 21 and 28

Golden Agers' Computer Club10 a.m. March 8 and 22

Minecraft: Creative5 p.m. March 10 and 24

Computer Programming with Python10 a.m. March 13-17

Beginning Computer Programming with ScratchNoon March 13-17

Stop-Motion Academy2 p.m. March 13-17

Tween Lego Robotics4 p.m. March 13-17

Getting Started with Computers10 a.m. March 27-31

Black History Month commemorated at 13th annual Crowns Tea

CrownsTeaNorman Public Library Central invites the community to the 13th annual edition of its Crowns Tea. There will be two identical seatings for the Crowns Tea, at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Lowry Room at Norman Central.

The event is a Black History Month celebration of the cultural tradition of the church hat. The event is based on the book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, a collection of black and white portraits and essays of women in their hats. The Tea is open to ladies of all ages, races and backgrounds, and wearing of hats is encouraged.

Entertainment will be provided by Erica Thomas and the Praise Team from Quayle United Methodist Church and catering will be done by Legend's.

Free tickets are available during library hours on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desks at Norman Central and Norman West.

The Crowns Tea is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norman Arts Council as well as the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

Learn a new skill with a free computer class

ComputerKeyboardNorman Public Library Central gives the gift of technology knowledge with its monthly computer classes, offered in the Computer Training Center of the library.

CTC staff leads classes on a variety of topics each months, with many of the subjects being part of multi-class sessions on various skills.

The schedule for February classes features:

Minecraft: Survival (ages 6 to 12) – 5 p.m. Feb. 3 and 17

Girls Who Code (6th through 12th grades) – 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, in Room C

Younger Girls Who Code (2nd through 5th grades) – 4 p.m. Feb. 7

Middle School Movie Makers (6th through 8th grades) – 4 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Golden Agers' Computer Club10 a.m. Feb. 8 and 22

Robot Club (6th through 12th grades) – 4 p.m. Feb. 8, 15 and 22

Minecraft: Creative (ages 6 to 12) – 5 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24

Getting Started with Computers (age 18 and up) – 10 a.m. Feb. 13-17

Beginning Programming with Scratch! (ages 11 and under) – 10 a.m. Feb. 20

Robots! (ages 12 to 17) – Noon Feb. 20

Stop-motion Animation (ages 12 to 17) – 2 p.m. Feb. 20

Signup in advance is required and can be completed in person at the library or by calling 701-2697.

Find a program for your child in February

Baby byjutheanhNorman Public Library Central hosts a variety of activities for preschool children and their caregivers throughout February. Most programs take place in the Story Time Room of the library.

Registration is not required in advance for any of the programs, and before and after the events is a chance to look through the extensive collection of materials owned by the library and the Pioneer Library System.

The February program schedule features:

Baby Story Time (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22

After School Special (for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students) – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22

Toddler Explorers (for children 12 to 36 months) – 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2

STEAM Tweens (for ages 8 to 12) – 4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Rhythm Babies (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24

Saturday Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11 and 25

Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 10 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 20 and 27

Sensory Sensitive Story Time4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar en Familia11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18

Find afterschool activity with library events

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February's schedule of programs includes:

After School Special (for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students) – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22

STEAM Tweens (for ages 8 to 12) – 4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Registration is not required in advance.