Noble Friends to host book sale

Friends of the Noble Library logoThe Friends of the Noble Library group will host their annual Book Sale April 24-26 at the library.

  • Friday, April 24: Friends Members' Early Bird Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. (for members of the Friends of the Library only)
  • Saturday, April 25: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 26: 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends of the Noble Library’s efforts to support programming at the library throughout the year.

Author Harold Keith honored at movie showing

Believe in me movie poster The Noble Public Library celebrates the life and works of author Harold Keith with a movie showing based upon his book “Brief Garland” at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

The book was remade in 2006 into the film Believe in Me, by Robert Collector and is based on a true story of an Oklahoma basketball coach in the 1960s. 

Keith’s accomplishments are wide-ranging, from being the University of Oklahoma’s first Sports Information Director to publishing more than 20 books for children and adults. He received the Newbery award for children’s literature in 1958 for his Civil War novel Rifles for Watie.

Keith is being honored during a ceremony May 3, in which the Norman Public Library Central will be designated as a national Literary Landmark for its display of the Newbery medal since 1993.

The Harold Keith festivities are sponsored by the Pioneer Library System, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma and the Friends of the Norman Public Library. Robert Collector, director and screenplay writer for the film, gave permission for the library and others in the Pioneer Library System to show the film.

Learn and be creative with “Maker Mondays”

children outsideThe Noble Public Library has planned a month full of fun and educational activities for “Maker Mondays” every Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. in April. All children are invited to attend the events; no registration required.

April 6  - Egg Babies - The OKC Zoo will bring eggs of all shapes, sizes, colors, for children to discover why they are a safe place for baby animals to grow. The program is part of the zoo’s offering of outreach events and is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.

April 13 - Pillowcase Project - Representatives from the American Red Cross will work with children to complete the Pillowcase Project and build a personal emergency supply kit in a sturdy pillowcase. If you are unable to attend the program, the library has several books on natural disasters to explore the topic with chidlren.

April 20 & April 27 - Poetry - Children will learn about various types of peoms and become poets themselves for the last two weeks in April. For more poetry inspiration, the library offers all types of poetry books.


It's time for Tadpole Tuesdays

Woman and children laughingDo you have a little "tadpole" between the ages of 2-5? Do they enjoy crafts, stories and giggles? Then 10:30 a.m. on  Tadpole Tuesdays, in April and at the Noble Library, is the place you want to be!

We've got weekly programs geared for these active book lovers and their caregivers, with a variety of learning activities.

The upcoming schedule includes:

April 7 – Preschool Storytime, with themed stories and activities promoting early literacy
April 14 – Make and Take, with age-appropriate craft projects to make and take home
April 21 – Success by 6 Storytime, featuring Christy Emig, with stories, songs and fingerplays
April 28 – Magic of Music, using songs and music to help with early literacy in a fun environment

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

Join our new Family Yoga Night

book jacket for Yoga for ChildrenThe Noble Public Library invites families to an evening to learn about the benefits of yoga at its weekly Family Yoga Nights, taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout April and May.

Instructor Shannon Scott will guide participants of all ages in the basics of yoga during the one-hour events. Registration is not required, but each participant and/or their parent/guardian will need to sign a waiver to attend classes.