Do It Yourself with our Saturday series

PumpkinsNorman Public Library West will be a haven for creativity in its Do It Yourself series, scheduled on Saturday afternoons this fall.

The series brings a variety of programs for different age groups and includes events at the following dates and times:

2 p.m. Sept. 30, DIY Felt Succulents – Plant a garden of felt plants that make a colorful arrangement but will never die because, well, they’re made of felt. For teens ages 12 to 17.

2 p.m. Oct. 7, Tween Fall Trick or Treat Bags – Make a unique bag for this year’s trick-or-treating using duct tape. For ages 8 to 14.

2 p.m. Oct. 21, Day of the Dead Ceramic Skills – Commemorate the Day of the Dead by creating a ceramic skull by hand. For ages 12 and up.

All supplies will be provided by library staff. So enough materials are available, registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Story Times, therapy dog reading scheduled weekly

Kids in tunnelBring your youngsters to Norman Public Library West on Tuesday mornings for the library’s weekly Story Time programs, scheduled at 10 a.m. on each Tuesday of the month on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Children up to pre-K age are welcome to attend with their caregivers.

And there's a special event offered monthly, the library's Science Story Time, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. This month's story is Rapunzel, with children making a pulley system to help get the character out of the tower and on to safety. Registration is required in advance for this program.

And young readers get a chance to practice their reading with a therapy dog in the library’s Sit! Stay! Read! Event, which comes to the library on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

TV horror legend Count Gregore returns for library presentation

Count GregoreNorman Public Library West is adding a touch of horror to the spooky holiday season with a blast from Oklahoma City’s past.

Count Gregore, legendary horror TV host, will visit the library for a presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

The count first appeared on “Shock Theatre” on WKY TV in Oklahoma City back in 1958. For more than 50 years, he went on to host shows like “Creature Features,” “Horror Theatre,” “Sleepwalker’s Matinee” and more. He will be telling behind-the-scenes stories about his TV persona and history of his time on the air in Oklahoma.

The presentation is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required to attend.

Make your credit better with some good advice

True Sky logoTake positive steps down the road to financial freedom with ideas from an upcoming event at Norman Public Library West.

The library presents the program “See Your Score Soar!” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Shana Lewis, Community Outreach Specialist with True Sky Credit Union, will present on ways to build and improve credit, avoid credit score pitfalls and more.

The program is presented for ages 18 and up. Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

Saxophone sounds coming for monthly Lunch and Listen concert

OU graduate quartetNorman Public Library West invites fans of saxophone music to the next edition of its weekly Lunch and Listen concert series, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.

This month’s featured performers are members of the University of Oklahoma’s Elysian Quartet. The group of graduate students carries the tradition of a number of award-winning efforts from round the region and the country for several years.

All ages may attend the concert. Guests may bring their lunch or purchase lunch from Paisley Café, located inside the library.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.