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Red Cross presents “Disaster Preparedness 4 Kids” workshop

American Red Cross logoOklahoma's severe weather season keeps us all weather aware. We are working with the American Red Cross to make sure even our smallest library users know what to do when #okwx strikes. That is why we are teaming up to present “Disaster Preparedness 4 Kids,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7.

Representatives from the Red Cross will work with children, grades K-6,  and assist them in creating their own emergency preparedness kit. While preparing the kit attendees will learn about weather safety, important terms that they may hear on news reports, and what steps you can take at home to make sure everyone is ready for the storms.

Because we will be making a prepardness kit and supplies are limited, registration is required in advance to attend.


Explore supervillains at the library

two glass flasks with read and blue liquidNorman Public Library West welcomes the Oklahoma Museum Network for “The Science of Supervillains” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, for teens going into 7th through 12th grade. No registration is required.

Learn about the scientific origins of many supervillains - from General Zod's heat vision to Magneto's magnetic control. Several hands-on experiments will give you a chance to find your inner villain and learn the science that could make you unique and powerful.

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

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Get magic and a story with Doc Rogers

book jacket for The Iron Giant in Five Nights by Ted Hughes“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” portrayed by magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” at 6:30 p.m. Friday June 5 at the Norman Public Library West. No registration required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

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Teens learn to sew like heros

teal sewing machineNorman Public Library West partners with the OSU Extension Service for two-day workshop, “Sewing 101 for Heroes,” to teach teens the art of sewing at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5 (registration is for both days).

No previous sewing experience is required, and instruction will be almost 1-to-1 with the help of home community education volunteers.

After the workshop, get more inspiration for projects with one of the sewing books or DVDs available at the library or sewing books downloadable from home.

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