Serving west Norman with something for all

Norman Public Library West brought library service closer to the west side of Norman with its opening in 2013.

Located inside a former bookstore that was purchased by the Pioneer Library System in 2011, West continues to be a hotspot for readers and program attendees of all ages who can enjoy a variety of experiences at their library.

A Tuesday morning favorite is Story Time: Budding Bookworms, which fills the library with the sounds of young voices at 10 a.m. most weeks. It’s a time for books, music, stories, games and more.

The Norman West Book Club, meeting next at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, is a group for ages 18 and up to read a title and then come together to discuss it. The September selection is “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris and copies are available for checkout at the customer service desk.

The library also hosts regular craft programs for all age groups, as well as monthly concerts, highlighted by the monthly Lunch and Listen, presented on the fourth Wednesday of most months. At noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, the duo Miss Brown to You returns to the library for a performance.

Find out more about everything going on this month and beyond here at Norman West through our online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.

September brings concert offerings

Norman Public Library West continues its tradition of offering live music as part of its setting, with multiple activities scheduled during September at the library.

Be on the lookout for:

Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 – Show off your talent in music or poetry, or just come watch and see what your Norman neighbors can do. Participants will sign up 15 to 30 minutes before the event.  

Third Friday Celtic Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 – Celtic musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play traditional Irish and American tunes in a laid-back setting.

Lunch and Listen, noon Wednesday, Sept. 25 – The duo Miss Brown to You returns for another performance after previous popular efforts in the library’s monthly series. Their style can be described as eclectic, bringing a broad range of musical styles to their performances.

Attendees can order lunch from Paisley Café inside the library or bring their own, and no advance registration is required to attend the concert.