The Norman East 24/7 Library will be out of service for upgrades starting on 1/31/15 and the Norman West 24/7 Library will be out of service for upgrades starting 2/2/15. Customers will not be able to check out or return items to the machines during the maintenance period. Holds and returns may be made at an alternative library location during this time. Call 801-4567 for more information.

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Children invited to “Muslim Voices” series

Sponsors for Muslim VoicesChildren ages 8-12 are invited to particpate in a special book discussion series offered at the Norman Public Library Central. This program series will be facilitated by Children’s Librarian Miss Kim and Oklahoma City Community College English professor Richard Rouillard The children’s series starts Feb. 8 and runs every Sunday until March 8.

Registration is required in advance and may be completed at the library, by calling 701-2630 or on this page through the links provided below. Participants will receive a copy of the book being discussed, to keep. Titles for the book discussion can be picked up at Norman Central. The hope is that participants will be able to take part in the entire series.

This special series takes place at 3 p.m. in the Story Time Room of the library. Dates and books to be discussed are:

Feb. 8: The Librarian of Basra (picture book) by Jeanette WinterLibrarian of Basra
Description: Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, the library where she works has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries.

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February is fun and festive for kids at the library

Norman Public Library Central brings children and families age-appropriate activities for all with its collection of materials and series of programs.

Caregivers are invited to bring their youngsters to the library for the schedule of events for February, which includes:

Story Time, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Saturdays;

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Learn the art of Mantra Meditation

Norman Public Library Central continues its series on mindfulness with the program “Mantra Meditation 101,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Lowry Room of the library.

Cliff Stevens of the Norman Meditation Group will lead the program. He will discuss the use of focus words, or mantras, as a part of meditation techniques. The class will have something to offer for both beginners to meditation as well as those with experience on the topic. Registration is not required in advance, and ages 18 and up are invited to participate.

 

Maker Madness makes another round!

The Norman Computer Training Center held Maker Madness on December 29th and January 2nd, and the event was a huge success! Patrons of all ages could come into the library and find different things to learn and tinker with, such as LEGO Mindstorm robotics, stop-motion animation, computer programming, and Arduino electronic and circuit system.

So many people enjoyed the event that the library plans to host an encore opportunity on January 31st from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration is not required in advance, so come check out all the neat gadgets we have to offer!

If you're interested in seeing what happened during the original events, we have pictures and a great video for you to view.

If you have any further questions, visit the library or call 701.2600.

Norman Central has something for all ages of children with busy program schedule

Norman Public Library Central is the place to be for children, not just for its large collection of books but also the variety of programs that cater to children with age-appropriate activities for all.

Children will get the opportunity to express their creative sides through crafts, dancing, listening to story time and more! 

Caregivers are invited to bring their youngsters to the library for the schedule of events for January, which includes:

Story Time, for ages 5 and under – 10 a.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays

Read more: Norman Central has something for all ages of children with busy program schedule