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Over the next couple of weeks we are making a switch to a new calendar & room booking system.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we make this transition. If you experience difficulties accessing our calendar or requesting a meeting room please contact your local library for assistance.

Color Your Cares Away with monthly series

Color byRobert CNorman Public Library Central's monthly series "Color Your Cares Away!" returns to the library at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Rooms A and B.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

Registration is not required in advance.

Find activity afterschool at the library

FamilyStoryTimeNorman Public Library Central's slate of activities for children features a number of special weekly events offered for children of school age in the Children's Area of the library.

The April schedule of programs includes:

After School Special (for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students) – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

STEAM Tweens (for ages 8 to 12) – 4 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

21st Annual Poetry Reading and Celebration6 p.m. Monday, April 24

Registration is not required in advance.

Computer, technology class offerings slated during April

LibraryComputer jarmolukNorman Public Library Central's presents a variety of computer and technology offerings throughout April in its Computer Training Center.

All classes are offered free of charge, but registration is required in advance since space is limited.

The schedule for April includes:

Internet Survival Guide1-3 p.m. April 3-5

Girls Who Code4:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Younger Girls Who Code4 p.m. April 4, 11, 18 and 25

Robot Club4 p.m. April 5, 12, 19 and 26

STEAM Tweens4 p.m. April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Minecraft: Creative4 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Minecraft: Survival5 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Microsoft Excel1 p.m. April 10-13

Golden Agers' Computer Club10 a.m. April 12 and 26

Microsoft Word1 p.m. April 18-21

April showers bring an abundance of activities for children

MotherAndBabyNorman Public Library Central welcomes families with small children to the library for activities and programs nearly every day.

The schedule of activities for children ages 5 and under during April features:

Saturday Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 11 a.m. Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29

Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 10 a.m. Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Baby Story Time (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Toddler Explorers (for children 12 to 36 months) – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 6

Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Rhythm Babies (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar en Familia11 a.m. Saturday, April 22

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

21st Annual Children's Poetry Contest and Celebration

April is National Poetry Month and the Norman Public Library Central Children's Department is celebrating with their 21st Annual Poetry Reading and Celebration on Monday, April 24 from 6 pm – 7 pm.

Young poets will be allowed to submit three original poems in either the K-2nd grade category or the 3rd-5th grade category.  To enter, please complete the online form below (click Read More to see form) or pick up a paper entry form from Norman Central's Children’s Department. Poems must be received by 9 pm Friday, April 17

Winners will be announced April 24th at the Celebration and all participants will be permitted to read their poems in front of the audience.  Participation ribbons will be distributed as well as trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category.  Come help us celebrate our young poets!

Read more: 21st Annual Children's Poetry Contest and Celebration