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Brown Bags and Books discussion group is talking business

Norman Public Library Central means business with its Brown Bags and Books discussion group, which will meet next at noon Thursday, Sept. 3, in Rooms A and B of the library.

Participants can bring their own lunch and be part of discussion that will be centered around leadership, business resources and books, with a different theme planned for each month’s meeting.

The group is for ages 18 and up and meets monthly.  

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.

Computer Training Center class schedule set for all ages

Norman Public Library Central will offer a variety of free computer classes during September in the Computer Training Center of the library, for tweens, teens and adults.

The classes will llook at various aspects of computers, technology, robotics and more. Registration is required in advance for each individual class and may be completed by calling or visiting the library, or online below.

While many of the library’s new building and robotic kits have been popular with children and teens, the CTC is giving adults a look at some new gadgets in its Adult Quadcopters event, at noon Monday, Sept. 28. Participants can pilot the new quadcopters and perhaps learn a few tricks to teach their children or grandchildren.

The schedule for September also features:

Sept. 2 and 4, 4-6 p.m. – Tween Little Bits/3D Pens, for ages 8-12

Sept. 8-11, 1-3 p.m. – Microsoft Excel, Parts 1 through 4

Sept. 8-10, 4-6 p.m. – Teen Video Production, for ages 12-17

Sept. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Smartphones & Tablets

Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m.-noon – Microsoft Word, Parts 3 and 4

Sept. 16-18, 4-6 p.m. – Teen Making Electronic Music, for ages 12-17

Sept. 18, 1-3 p.m. – Computer Security

Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-noon – Social Networking Zoo

Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon – Golden Agers’ Computer Club

Sept. 21-24, 6-8 p.m. – Microsoft Excel, Parts 1 through 4

Sept. 28, noon-2 p.m. – Adult Quadcopters

Sept. 28-30, 4-6 p.m. – Teen Advanced Robotics, for ages 12-17


September offers busy slate of children's activities

Norman Public Library Central and its Children’s Services staff are bringing a variety of programs and activities to the community with regular weekly offerings during September.

The schedule of regular weekly events includes:

Story Time, for children ages 2-5 10 a.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 5.

Creative Space, books and crafts, for grades 3-5 – 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 14.

Baby Story Time, for newborns to 24 months10 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 2.

After School Special, which will have books, a film and a craft, for kindergarten-2nd grade3:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 16.

Library Music Connection, for ages 3 to 7 6 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 3. 

Rhythm Babies, for children age 3 and under10 a.m. Fridays beginning Sept. 4.

Sensory Sensitive Story Time, for ages 4-103:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Registration is required for this program. 

Go 3D and learn basics of circuit building with workshop for tweens

Create in a new way with the Norman Public Library Central and its two-day workshop “littleBits and 3D Pens,” at 4 p.m. Sept. 2 and 4 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The workshop is for tweens ages 8 to 12, and show off two of the library’s new STEAM power maker kits.

The littleBits are circuit-building kits that give an introduction to building for the novice engineer. The 3D pens are just what they sound like: pens that produce a three-dimensional drawing or creation!

Space is limited so registration is required to attend either program.