Tricks, treats and more!

Norman Public Library East is leaping into the Halloween season a little early with three upcoming activities taking place at the library.

FrankenToys for Teens, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, a chance to re-purpose old toys into creepy, funny and downright strange new creatures. Attendees can bring their own toys and/or use provided ones. The program is for ages 12 to 18.

A week later will be a “Spooktacular” Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. It’s a day of creepy crafts and frightful films for all ages, and costumes are welcome.

Then on Halloween Day itself, at 10 a.m., Music Time with Jennifer Voss will take a Halloween theme, with children invited to attend in costume for the library’s regular program using music as a means of teaching pre-literacy skills.

Registration is required separately for each of these activities.

Broaden your horizons with your library!

Norman Public Library East is bringing a new era of library service to residents on the east side of Norman, through its programs, services and activities offered on a daily basis.

Visit the library in October for a great book, or for one of a variety of program opportunities, including:

With Halloween approaching, it’s a perfect time for two creepy-themed activities:

FrankenToys for Teens, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, takes old toys and turns them into new creatures that can range from funny to creepy to just strange. Participants then will bring their characters “to life” using the Keynote animation program to make them move. For ages 12 to 18, advance registration is required;

Spooktacular Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, is a morning and afternoon of family-friendly movies, spooky crafts, warm cider and more. All ages are welcome and invited to come in costume! Registration is encouraged but not required.

Children are invited to the weekly Story Time events scheduled at 10 a.m. most Thursdays. They include stories and songs, rhymes and social interaction for young children and their caregivers. And visit the Oct. 10 event for a visit from Jennifer Voss to lead her special Music Time activity.

Find out more about everything going on at Norman East through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.

Get your Downton Abbey fix with us!

Can’t get enough of Downton Abbey? You’re in luck, as Norman Public Library East is bringing fans of the show together for an evening at its Downton Abbey Viewing Party + Bingo activity, taking place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the library.

In anticipation of Downton Abbey’s first trip to the big screen, guests will have a chance to visit the library for a viewing of the Season 6 finale, as well as a Downton Abbey-themed Bingo game with prizes available for the winning. The evening will be made complete with a serving of tea.

Either teens or adults may attend the program.

Registration in advance is encouraged.