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Library hosts annual African American Read-In

Norman Public Library West hosts this year’s African American Read-In, an annual Black History Month tradition at the library, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

The event is a celebration of heritage and culture that features live music, readings from both original and works and well-known novels and more.

The featured entertainers are the R&B duo Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter of Oklahoma City. Better known just as “Adam and Kizzie,” the husband-and-wife duo will perform a mixture of American standards along with their own works. Their work is well-known in the Deep Deuce area of Oklahoma City and beyond.

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Teens invited to participate in “Muslim Voices” series

Sponsors of Muslim VoicesTeens, aged 13+ , are invited to participate in a special book discussion series offered at Norman Public Library West. This program series will be facilitated by PLS Teen Coordinator Leanne and retired Oklahoma Baptist University English professor William HagenThe teen series begins Feb. 23 and runs through April 6.

Registration is required in advance of programs and may be completed at the library, by calling 701-2644 or through the links provided below. Participants will receive a copy of the book being discussed, to keep. Titles for the teen books are available at Norman West. The hope is that participants will be able to take part in the entire series.

Each part of the program series is taking place at 6:30 p.m. at Norman Public Library West, on the following dates and with the following titles:

Persepolis book jacket coverFeb. 23: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Description:  The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.



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Tuesday morning means story time at the library

Norman Public Library West welcomes families of young children to the library for its weekly morning Story Times, hosted at 10 a.m. most Tuesdays at the library. In February, Story Time dates are Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Stories are geared to children from birth to pre-kindergarten age, and activities will also include music, games and more. Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the events.

For more information on any of the programs and services available at the library, call 701-2644.

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