Show off puzzle skills in tournament

Show off your puzzle-solving skills at Norman Public Library Central and its Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament, taking place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Oklahoma Redbud Room of the library.

In this competition that is celebrating National Puzzle Month, teams of four each will be given an identical 400-piece jigsaw puzzle, and the first team to complete the puzzle will win the grand prize.

Interested attendees may find a few friends and bring their own complete team of four, or be assigned to a team with other smaller groups or individuals.

Advance registration is not required, although attendance for the event will be limited to the first 24 people.

We’re sharing ideas for wellness in Wednesday series

Start the year in a positive state of mind with the help of Norman Public Library Central and its Wellness Wednesdays series, scheduled at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, at the library.

This month’s series will be on Gentle Yoga and takes place in the library’s Oklahoma Room. Participants will learn basic relaxation and breathing techniques in lessons that are appropriate for people of any fitness level.

Attendees should wear comfortable, stretchy clothes. Mats are not provided so participants should either bring their own mat or a beach towel or blanket.

Advance registration is not required.

Get the New Year started with your library

Happy New Year!

Norman Public Library Central is ready to lead the community into 2020 through its many resources, services and program opportunities.

The library presents dedicated spaces for its collection of books for children, teens and adult readers, as well as public computers, meeting areas and more.

In total through the collaboration of the 12 branch libraries in the Pioneer Library System, cardholders have access to more than 700,000 books, magazines and downloadable items. Also, PLS provides access to more than 60 online databases that cover topics from genealogy to homework help.

Need to know more? Talk to a librarian or take a look around our online resources, available through this website or the Pioneer Library System Connect App, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Find out more about what’s going on in January by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.