All PLS libraries will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st with regular hours.

Musical offerings set during January

Norman Public Library West opens its doors regularly for musical performances by talents musicians from around the region, with multiple activities planned during January.

The monthly Lunch and Listen concert series continues at noon Wednesday, Jan. 22.  

This month’s concert is presented by the Sallee Jazz Quintet, which returns to the library for a presentation of favorites.

Band members are Jay Wilkinson, Coordinator of Jazz Studies at OU on trumpet and vocals; Jonathan Nichol, Associate Professor of Saxophone on tenor and soprano sax; Randall Coyne, retired OU Law Professor on percussion; John Cole, Edmond entrepreneur on upright bass and Mary Sallee, Norman piano teacher/composer on piano.

The group plays a variety of jazz styles for private events and has been featured for various public events including the Lunch and Listen series, as well as Norman’s Jazz in June, Norman’s Legacy Park Series, OKC Noon Tunes Series, Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk.

Those interested in joining in the songs are invited to 3rd Friday Celtic Night, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Musicians can bring their instruments and participate, or sit back and enjoy the music and the library on a Friday evening.

Stories combine songs and more in activities

Norman Public Library West welcomes families with young children to experience the library through our early literacy activities taking place regularly.

Story Time, at 10 a.m. on each Tuesday the library is open during January, brings budding bookworms together for stories, music, games and more geared for children of preschool age.

The library also hosts two special musical activities geared to young children this month.

Music Time with Jennifer Voss, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16Ages 4 and under can experience a musical adventure featuring the talents of Jennifer Voss.

Music and Movement Story Time, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 – This weekend event combine stories, dance, music and more and is geared to ages 5 and under.   

No advance registration is required for any of these programs.

Start the New year with your library

Happy New Year!

Norman Public Library West 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. We hope we’ll be a big part of your plans in the new year!

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