Look to the past at Medieval Fair lecture series

AudienceNorman Public Library West welcomes the Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series for a presentation at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

The presentation “Science, Sheep Gut, and Souls: A Brief History of Medieval and Renaissance Strings” will be led by Dr. John McWilliams. He will discuss the various types of stringed instruments and their origins, traditions and history.

Dr. McWilliams has been reconstructing early stringed instruments for more than 20 years and will bring several of the replicas for audience members to view and play.

The presentation is for ages 18 and up and is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Oklahoma and the Medieval Fair of Norman. Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Duo brings variety of sounds for Lunch and Listen concert

Miss Brown to YouEnjoy an eclectic mix of music from the sounds of Miss Brown to You, performing in the next edition of Norman Public Library West’s Lunch and Listen concert series, at noon Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Miss Brown to You is made up of the duo of Louise Goldberg and Mary Reynolds, and they will bring their passion, humor and emotional power to a musical mix that touches a variety of genres.

All ages are invited to attend the concert and either purchase lunch from Paisley Café inside the library or bring their own.

Registration is not required in advance.

Tuesday morning is time for Story Time

Books on shelfNorman Public Library West is sharing stories and a love of reading at its weekly Story Time.

Story Times are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The programs are geared to children in pre-Kindergarten and younger and their caregivers and include books, music, stories, games and more.

And the library also will host a new Deaf and Hard of Hearing Story Time at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The event is presented by the Central Oklahoma Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and will feature activities for deaf or hearing families.

Registration is not required in advance for any of the programs.