Get a 3D printing lesson in Teens and Tech activity

Norman Public Library East continues its “Teens and Tech” series of activities with a workshop on 3D Printing and Design, taking place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Community Room of the library.

The program is for ages 10 to 18, who will work with staff from the Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile to design and 3D print their own tablet holder and name plate using Autodesk 3D Design Software.

Participants will make their own designs, which will be printed at the Maker Mobile’s Headquarters at a later date. Staff will notify participants when their tablet holders can be picked up from the library.

Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required.

Speaker series highlights the community

Norman Public Library East will present the second segment of the four-part series “Beloved Community: A Speaker Series,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the library.

Moderated by retired Norman Transcript editor Andy Rieger, the event will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from the African-American, Native American, LGBTQ and Middle Eastern heritage communities who will provide insight into their experiences in Norman.

This series was created with the goal of continuing important, albeit sensitive, conversations in the community that will broaden understanding of different cultures, provide a safe place to ask questions of other cultures and continue efforts to become a truly inclusive community.

The series is presented by the City of Norman Human Rights Commission, the Xenia Institute, Norman Public Schools, the University of Oklahoma Office of University Community and the Pioneer Library System.

The series has two more sessions scheduled at Norman libraries:

Thursday, Feb. 21, at Norman West;

Thursday, April 18, at Norman Central;

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

We’re telling stories through the art of tattoos

Tattoo wingsNorman Public Library East takes a look at the world of tattoos with its upcoming program “Tattoos: Stories in Ink,” taking place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Community Room of the library.

Licensed tattoo artists Derek Vosten and Sam McCullough and apprentice Rachel Stout from Hall of Tattoos will cover a variety of topics, including the history of the tattoo industry, considerations to think about before getting a tattoo, aftercare and more.

Participants will get the chance to try on temporary tattoos, ask questions and check out a book on the subject, as well as show off their own body art and the stories behind their ink.

Ages 18 and up are invited to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

Contribute to our mosaic at Tween Teen Tiles events

Maker MobileNorman Public Library East is putting art and technology together in its upcoming Tween Teen Tiles program, offered twice during August, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, and at the same time Tuesday, Aug. 28.

The Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile will be onsite, and participants ages 9 to 18 will get to use the Maker Mobile’s X-Carve CNC Router to create an original design using Easel software. Each piece of art will be carved on a 6-inch by 6-inch duel colored tile.

The tiles will be added to a mosaic that will be displayed in the library.

Registration is required in advance to attend either session of the program.