Program explores Mindfulness for Children

Hands byfalcoNorman Public Library West presents a session of "Mindfulness for Children" in a program at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at the library.

A representative of the Norman Meditation Group will give an age-appropriate look through basic mindfulness.

All ages are invited to attend, and the techniques could be helpful for any age.

Bring your little ones for story time on Tuesday mornings

KidsFunNorman Public Library West is sharing stories and a love of reading with its youngest readers in its weekly Story Times, hosted at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout March. Story Time dates are March 7, 14, 21 and 28.

The programs are geared to children in pre-Kindergarten and younger and their caregivers and include books, music, stories, games and more.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

OU music students bringing Sunday Serenades to the library

PianoNorman Public Library West presents an afternoon of musical talent with its free Sunday Serenades concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the library.

The free event will feature the talents of the University of Oklahoma School of Music, who will perform classical, jazz and popular selections on the library's baby grand piano.

The monthly schedule for the program is available in advance online here.

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

Kids + dogs = a great reading opportunity

DogWithChildren bykatcsendElementary-school age children are invited to make a new friend and work on their reading at Norman Public Library West's "Sit! Stay! Read!" program for reading to therapy dogs, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Dates in March for the reading sessions are March 2, 9, 16 and 23.

The goal of the program is helping reluctant readers to practice their reading skills in a low-stress, non-judgmental environment. Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate.

Registration is not required in advance.