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2nd Friday Adult Story Time

Start an evening of experiencing the Norman Arts Council’s next 2nd Friday Circuit of Art with a special Adult Story Time at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Norman Public Library Central.

The event will feature several staff librarians performing excerpts from some of their favorite pieces of literature. Some reading selections may contain mature content. Snacks will be served, and anyone age 18 or up is invited.

Registration is not required to attend.

Knitting group joins grassroots cause for Click for Babies event

knittingNorman Public Library Central and members of the Norman Knitters Anonymous group are presenting Click for Babies, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Rooms A and B of the library.

Norman Knitters Anonymous representatives will lead anyone who attends in knitting purple hats that will be distributed to parents of newborns as a reminder of the “purple crying” period in infants and advocacy for the Click for Babies campaign. The reason for the campaign is creating awareness to frustration with infant crying, which increases at 2 weeks of age, peaks at 2 months and starts to taper off at 3 to 5 months, a period sometimes referred to as the “purple crying” period, hence the reason for the color of the caps.

The event is for ages 18 and up and registration is required. Free patterns are available, and yarn may be picked up at the L & B Yard Co., 425 W. Gray St., in Norman.

The grassroots campaign was organized through the National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome. More information on this event is available from Lynda at 405-650-0875.

Training workshop for prospective English as a Second Language tutors

booksThe Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County Literacy Services Department will host a tutor training for prospective volunteer tutors at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Lowry Room at Norman Public Library Central.

This training is specifically designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as Second Language in Cleveland County.

The library provides free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners, both for ESL students and also for native speakers of English who need help with their reading. Services are offered by county, with tutors and students meeting at one of the system’s hometown libraries.

Each prospective tutor must take part in one training before being placed with a student they will work one-on-one with on literacy skills.

Tutors must be high school graduates, ages 18 and older. Tutors will receive information at the tutoring session as well as a plan to follow as they work with their students.

Unfortunately, this event is full but if you would like more information about our adult literacy program, click here !

The Write Club for teens returns monthly this fall

While this summer’s teen writing classes and contest at Norman Public Library Central have passed, the popularity of the group means The Write Club is just getting started. The teen writing group will continue with monthly meetings at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in Rooms A and B of the library.

It’s a chance for young writers age 12 to 17 to share stories, get new ideas, learn from local experts, receive feedback on their work and much more. The group plans to meet the second Sunday of each month throughout the school year. 

Registration is not required to attend.

Paint Your World Adult Paint Night back at the library

Norman Public Library Central presents Paint Your World, an adult paint night, at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the Lowry Room.

Professional instructors from Norman’s Be Wild for Art studio, will lead the free workshop, which is for ages 18 and up. Participants will work step by step to create a painting they then can take home.

Space is limited so registration is required in advance. All supplies will be provided.