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Skype with a super scientist

Ben PearsonNorman Public Library West is going “Live from CERN” in an interview opportunity from halfway around the world, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

The library is participating in a Skype interview with Ben Pearson, a physicist working at the CERN Laboratory in Switzerland. The discussion focus on the Large Hadron Collider and how the machine is leading scientists working in the laboratory to breakthrough discoveries.

After a formal interview portion of the program, Pearson will be taking audience questions from around the world, which hopefully will include some of the audience in Norman.

Get crafty at the library

Are you craving a creative outlet? Well, you have a great opportunity coming up pretty soon! It’s craft time at Norman Public Library West, with a chance for teens to find their inner artist and creativity.

Craft events for students entering grades six through twelve will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in July, on July 8, 15, 22 and 29. The come-and-go sessions will feature a different project and theme each week, including such activities as Shrinky Dink superhero logo items, superhero flingers, rings, keychains, bookmarks, duct tape lanyards, and more.

All supplies are provided by the library. Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Sooner String Project to perform Summer Showcase concert

music notesThe University of Oklahoma’s Sooner String Project comes to Norman Public Library West to present its Summer Showcase Concert, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 2Registration is not required in advance to attend, and all ages are invited.

Students will show off what they’ve learned in an hour of musical entertainment for the library audience.

Sooner String Project is conducted through the OU School of Music and gives young children, ages 4 - 10, a chance to learn from university instructors, as well as string education and performance majors.