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.

Summer Reading Program set to “Build a Better World”

SRP bannerIt’s almost time. The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are all geared up for the annual Summer Reading Program, the busiest time of the year.

This year, Summer Reading explores ways to “Build a Better World” through a variety of programs that build community, inspiration and in some cases, help participants build actual things.

Norman Public Library Central is getting the summer started with its “Grow a Better World! Summer Reading Kickoff,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30.

The event features a chance for children to sign up for Summer Reading and choose a reading goal, as well as learn from the Cleveland County OSU Extension Service on planting marigolds and beans to take home and then see how they grow during the summer.

Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.