Science-a-Rama camp set for tweens

Do you have a tween interested in the science of the world? Well, science is everywhere! Norman Public Library Central goes scientific with its Tween Science-a-Rama, a three-day camp for ages 10-12, taking place at 2 p.m. on July 8-10, in Rooms A and B of the library. Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend. Registration can be completed using the online form.

The camp will combine learning with entertainment as participants explore topics like bubbles, catapults, flight, and much more. Each day will be a two-hour session, and it’s best for participants to attend all three days if possible.

Get introduced to stop motion movie making in camp

Norman Public Library Central will host a Stop Motion Animation Film Camp from July 7-9, at 2 to 4 p.m. each day. The camp is for teens going into grades six through twelve and takes place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The camp will give an introduction to stop motion movie making, including the character creation, script writing, and production of the movies. Intermediate computer skills are required.

Space for the program is limited so registration is required in advance, which can be completed online. Late arrivals each day may not be guaranteed a spot at a computer.

Free computer class schedule set for July

Norman Public Library Central announces the schedule for its free computer classes for July. Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

All classes are offered free of charge, cover a variety of topics, and last two to three hours. Registration is encouraged in advance and may be completed in person at the CTC, by calling 701-2697, or online.

The schedule for July features great classes for a wide age range:

July 6, 10 a.m.  Golden Agers’ Computer Club, seniors can learn computer skills in a relaxed environment

July 6, 1 p.m.  Travel Planning Online, learn strategies to get the most out of planning your vacations

July 7-9, 2 p.m. – Teen Stop Motion Film Camp, write, direct, and edit your own film

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‘Nighttime Ninjas’ visiting from the OKC Zoo

Half-moon at nightNorman Public Library Central welcomes The Oklahoma City Zoo and its “Nighttime Ninjas” for two visits: 2 and 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 6 in the Lowry room.

Children of all ages are invited to come learn about animals who are ninjas of nature.  See and touch nocturnal animals who must use their super senses, speed, and skills to survive at night in the wild.

Registration is not required, but space is limited so arrive early.

This event is part of the zoo’s outreach event serires made available thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.


Seniors can improve their lives with Tai Chi

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha

Come learn about the art of Tai Chi often used to manage stress and a variety of other health conditions on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The classes occur from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm from July 6th to August 12th.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

Classes taught by staff of the Oklahoma Initiative for Healthy Aging.

Registration is required and participants must sign a waiver and release form. Participants may register at the library, on the website, or by calling Maricela at 406-271-6424. If you are interested in participating, you will need to register for each date you want to attend.

Join “The Write Club” for teen authors

typed words with corrections in red inkDiscover your inner author or become more passionate about writing with the weekly summer group “The Write Club.”  Teens will meet at 2 p.m. on Sundays throughout June and July at the Norman Public Library Central.

Each week’s meeting focuses on a different topic, from exploration of different literary genres to feedback on work to visits from local authors.

The Sunday, June 14 meeting will be special with a visit from Eric Bosse, author of the Magnificent Mistakes story collection and Visiting Creative Writing Instructor in fiction at the University of Oklahoma.

These weekly workshops may also create the perfect story to enter in the library’s “Just the Write Story!” Teen Writing Contest that runs through July 31 for authors in 7th through 12th grade.