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.

Get your money's worth from Ancestry.com through help from two-part workshop

ComputerGo deeper inside genealogy research and the website Ancestry.com with an upcoming two-part series at Norman Public Library Central.

The series Ancestry.com - Getting Your Money's Worth, begins with part one at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the Computer Training Center of the library. Genealogy Librarian Kathryn Ramsay will lead attendees in ways to get the full benefit from the website, with the second part of the series scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.

This class is best for researchers with some experience, and all registrants are asked to have an active paid account with Ancestry.com.

Space in the CTC is limited, so registration is required in advance.

OKC Zoo presentation looks at “Animal Architects”

BeaverNorman Public Library Central brings the fun and learning of the Oklahoma City Zoo to the library for the zoo’s summer presentation “Animal Architects,” at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3.

In keeping with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme “Build a Better World,” this event looks at the many animals that are builders themselves. From termites who raise towers, bees building factories, birds constructing apartments and prairie dogs laying highways, Zoo representatives will detail the ways animals are building in nature.

The program is best for ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers. Registration is not required in advance to attend but attendance is capped at the first 200, first-come, first-served.

Find out more about the zoo and its activities this summer here.

Upgrade your cooking options at Cookbook Swap and Shop

CookbookThe Friends of the Norman Library invite the community to the group’s annual Cookbook Swap and Shop, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 8, at Norman Public Library Central.

The event features a sale of cookbooks at bargain prices as well as a chance for attendees to swap unused cookbooks with each other.

The featured presentation will be from Chef Ranna Bidgely from Paisley Café, who will demonstrate how to use traditional Persian ingredients like Turmeric and Saffron and how to create a Persian classic – Plum Saffron Chicken.

There will be door prizes given away at the event as well, and entrants must be present to win.

Proceeds from the sale go to help the Friends group in its support of library initiatives throughout the year. Registration is not required in advance to attend.