Traveling exhibit on water policy visiting Pioneer Library System

Water Exhibit Carl Albert Center OUThrough the end of October, several of the hometown libraries in the Pioneer Library System will host the exhibit WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource, a creation of the University of Oklahoma’s Carl Albert Center.

The exhibit currently is displayed in the Campbell Gallery Room of Norman Public Library Central, and will be there through Labor Day. Future stops for the exhibit will be:

Purcell Public LibraryTuesday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 23;

Shawnee Public LibrarySaturday, Sept. 24 through Monday, Oct. 17;

Norman Public Library WestTuesday, Oct. 18 through Monday, Oct. 31

The exhibit is a six-piece interactive display that details historical events, highlights pivotal congressional figures through time, and explains current water-related issues the state is facing.

The physical exhibit will be available for viewing during operating hours at each of the libraries. While there, viewers will learn how to access additional content by opening the exhibit’s web app on their smart phones, or by dialing in on basic cell phones. The exhibit's web app can be found on the exhibit's web page

This is a project of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and the Oklahoma Humanities Council and is in the midst of an 18-month tour to various sites around Oklahoma.

Complete a spooky Halloween look at DIY nail class

AdultBookDiscussionNorman Public Library West is giving a chance to finish off a spooky Halloween look with its Do It Yourself Halloween Nails event, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

Participants will go through the process of creating their own unique nail art and leave with their fingertips ready for the holiday.

The event is for either teens or adults. Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required in advance to participate.

We're celebrating lack of artistic talent

ArtsandCraftsSome people have a natural talent for creating art that's pleasing to the eye.

And for the rest of the population, well, it's another story.

Norman Public Library West is celebrating those not-so-great artists at its Scary Bad Art Night, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29Teens or adults are invited to spend the evening creating horribly bad art with a Halloween theme. Supplies for painting, sculpting or creating mixed media pieces will be provided. 

Registration is required in advance to participate.

Pierce Hart brings Celtic, jazz sound for this month's Lunch and Listen concert

Music byHebi65Norman Public Library West welcomes the smooth sounds of Pierce Hart for the next edition of the library's Lunch and Listen concert series, taking place at noon Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Pierce Hart is made up of Susan Pierce on flute, whistles, Bodhran and vocals, and Tim Hart, on guitar, drum, vocals and pipes. They began performing together in spring of 2012 and are featured weekly at Sean Cummings Irish Pub in Oklahoma City, as well as venues like ArtMoves, OKC Arts Council festivals and many other local events.

They'll be performing a variety of Celtic and jazz music at the free concert, a monthly feature on the fourth Wednesday of October in the /snak/ Café' area of Norman West.

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

Join in or listen in at Third Friday Celtic Music Night


Third Friday means Celtic Music Night at Norman Public Library West, with the next edition of the monthly program set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Café area.

Musicians will focus on traditional Irish and American tunes, and performers are invited to bring their instruments and talents and join in the music, or guests can just kick back and listen to the tunes.

Teens or adults are invited to take part, and registration is not required in advance.