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Holiday music and more at the library

musicDecember is a musical month at Norman Public Library West, with several performers taking a holiday theme and a variety of free concerts offered.

The schedule includes:

McMichael Music showcase, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 – Several young performers with Norman’s McMichael Music school will bring their talents in a show for all ages;

St. Stephen’s Bell Choirs, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 – The children’s and adult bell choirs from St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church will present holiday favorites;

SquishBAND, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 – The young quintet of brothers and sisters will go classic with traditional Christmas favorites;

Sallee Piano Studio Recital, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 – Students from the Norman-based Sallee Piano Studio will perform on the library’s baby grand piano;

Bob and Danielle Schlegel, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 – The father-daughter duo brings some holiday spirit with seasonal favorites;

Lunch and Listen, noon Wednesday, Dec. 23 – This edition of the monthly program features holiday music performed on the library’s baby grand piano. Lunch and Listen takes place the fourth Wednesday of each month.

All concerts are free, and registration is not required to attend.

Get answers to tax questions at workshop

adultIncome tax season is right around the corner, so it’s not too early to start planning for getting taxes prepared. Norman Public Library West is here to help with a Tax Update Workshop, at noon Friday, Dec. 11.

Robert M. Castleberry, owner of the CPA firm Castleberry & Associates, will present the program, going over some of the updates and changes that have been made to the tax code and providing information on effectively completing income tax requirements.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch from /snak/ Café inside the library.

The program is offered free of charge but registration is required.

Get creative with weekend events

tinselNorman Public Library West is taking part of an upcoming weekend to give local teens and adults a chance to express their creativity in a pair of programs.

Teens ages 12 to 17 can learn about Screen Printing at a two-day event, at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6. On the first day, participants will learn how to design their own art and screen, and on the second day they will make a print of their original art onto a T-shirt, using a screen printing unit that is part of the library’s new collection of STEAM Power Maker Kits. All supplies are provided!

The library also hosts a Do It Yourself: Holiday Nails event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Teens or adults ages 12 and up may participate at a nail painting party with a holiday flair. All supplies and instruction will be provided by library staff leading the program.

Everything for both programs is offered free of charge, but space is limited, so registration is required separately for each program.

Dance and move with Kelsey Hoops

kidsLong known as a great place for reading, for one evening at least the library will also be a destination spot for hula hooping! Norman Public Library West welcomes Kelsey Hoops for a presentation for kids at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the library.

Children up to age 11 get a chance to learn some basics about hula hoops from instructor Kelsey Philo and then show off some of their moves!

All hoops are provided but space for the program is limited, so registration is required.


McMichael Music brings live music to the library

Norman Public Library West continues its tradition of showcasing live music inside its doors with a series of performances from local talent from McMichael Music.

The first concert takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, with future events set for the same time on Oct. 16, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11, all in the Café area of the library.

McMichael Music is a Norman-based music school providing instruction in voice and a wide variety of musical instruments.

All ages are invited to attend the concerts and registration is not required in advance.