Engage in “A Night of Music and Mystery”

Norman Public Library Central welcomes the talents of author Doris Casey and local jazz artists Miss Brown to You to present “A Night of Music and Mystery” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Oklahoma Redbud Room of the library.

Casey will discuss her newest mystery novel “The Wrong Girl.” She is the author of the Alafair Tucker Mysteries and is a two-time Arizona Book Award winner and Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Her novel “The Old Buzzard Had It Coming” was named as an Oklahoma Centennial Book.

Her presentation will give readers a look inside her new novel, which is centered on a teenage girl and her adventures since growing up on a farm in early 20th century Oklahoma.

Miss Brown to You, made up of Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg, perform an eclectic variety of music seeking to engage a broad palate of listeners. They have performed throughout the region, including multiple appearances at the “Lunch and Listen” series hosted month at Norman Public Library West.

All ages may attend the program, and no advance registration is required.

Keep up your library experience this winter

With the holiday season coming up, things will slow down a bit, programming-wise, inside of Norman Public Library Central toward the end of the month.  

The library will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 24; Wednesday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Jan. 1; and Thursday, Jan. 2 (for a day for our staff to work through the inventory in our branches.

And we know many of our customers may be out of town on days beyond those. But there still are many ways to keep experiencing the library, even when you aren’t here.

Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and video are abundant through numerous resources offered by the library. OverDrive provides cardholders with access to eBooks, audiobooks and videos through the Pioneer Library System’s collection of downloadable materials.

Cardholders also can access the Hoopla service, which features more than 650,000 movies, television episodes, audiobooks, comic books and eBooks that are available for download immediately with no wait list. Cardholders are able to borrow up to six items per month from Hoopla.

Kanopy is geared more to video, featuring about 30,000 movies including feature films, documentaries and many other topics. Like Hoopla, cardholders will be able to view six movies per month which are viewed directly through the site rather than downloaded.

PLS card holders also can access databases with information on topics ranging from language learning to family history. Click here to see all of the resources available.

The library has an autorenewal policy for checkouts, meaning most materials will automatically renew after their regular checkout period (usually 21 days) has expired. So there should be plenty of time to read materials and get them back to us. And the 24-Hour Library outside the building is accessable anytime for cardholders to check in or out materials or for holds to be left.

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