Start Summer Reading with a Dance Party

Kids dancingIt’s summer, so bring your dancing shoes and let Norman Public Library Central get things moving at its Summer Reading Dance Party, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, in the Lowry Room.

The event kicks off the library’s schedule of Monday afternoon activities for children. While it’s for ages 12 and under, the program is best for ages 5 to 10. On Mondays through the end of July at 2 p.m., families can look for special activities for their children at the library.

Registration is not required to attend.

Start summer with a "Taste of Books"

Teen SRP logoTeen book lovers can get their Summer Reading started with Norman Public Library Central and its Taste of Books event, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.

The event features a variety of genre-themed tables that will include not just books on the selected topic but also themed snacks to eat. Librarians and other teens will be at the event to offer previews and suggestions on great reads for the summer.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate, and registration is not required in advance. The program is made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

This year’s Teen Summer Reading Program features programs on Tuesday afternoons the library is open throughout June and July. Check the library calendar for all the details on activities for teens this summer.

Start the summer with an evening in our adult coloring series

PencilsAs a means of stress relief and creative outlet, Norman Public Library Central presents “Color Your Cares Away!” an evening of coloring for adults, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the Lowry Room.

Coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils are provided, and downloadable audio books from the library’s OverDrive collection will be played during the event to further relax the mood.

Ages 18 and up may participate. Registration in advance is not required.

Start Summer Reading with our Readers’ Extravaganza

William BernhardtNorman Public Library Central presents its Ninth Annual Readers’ Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Lowry Room.

The event serves as the kickoff for the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program for 2017. It will feature a visit from author William Bernhardt, who will share stories about his work and writing in general.

Also, staff librarians from Norman Central will decorate tables with books and items based on different genres and also present about some of their favorite reads from the past year.

The program is presented thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library, and registration is not required to attend.

Find adventure with weekly People vs Boardom series

DragonAre you into role-playing games? Like to spend the day fighting dragons or plundering treasure from a dungeon?

Norman Public Library Central has the event for you in its People vs. Boardom series, which is going weekly this summer. The event is hosted every Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning June 2 and running through July 28, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The events are open to teens in seventh through 12th grades, and are for all experience levels. If you’ve never played, we will show you how it works.

Participants will play either D&D 3.5 or 5th edition, and minis and dice will be available to use, although you may bring your own.

There will be drinks and popcorn snacks provided, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

Space is limited and registration is required in advance.