Duo to perform at monthly Lunch and Listen concert

Musical notesNorman Public Library West welcomes the talents of Dr. Steve Sewell and Dr. Janet Romanishin for their performance at the library’s monthly Lunch and Listen concert, at noon Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Dr. Romanishin is a nationally certified flute teacher who has taught flute at multiple schools and universities as well as privately in Norman. She performs and records with the Arioso Consort, and is principal flutist of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra. A founding board member and past president of OFS, she has also served on the board of Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, and is past president of Norman Area Music Teachers Association. 

Dr. Sewell, a composer and pianist, earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1992 from the University of Oklahoma and has been honored as an OMTA Commissioner Composer. His list of compositions includes works for orchestra, string quartet, choir, piano, and various solo instruments. He also serves as a private music teacher and accompanist.

The Lunch and Listen concerts are offered the fourth Wednesday of most months. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch or purchase lunch from Paisley Café inside the library. All ages may attend and no advance registration is required.

Stop in for a story and more with the library

KidsNorman Public Library West presents multiple weekly activities geared to some of its youngest visitors as they continue on the early stages of their reading journey.

Each Tuesday morning in February, families with young children are invited to Story Time at 10 a.m. The event features books, music, stories and games for budding bookworms pre-K age and younger.

Thursdays also bring activity for children. Music Time with Jennifer Voss, a musical literacy event with singing, dancing and more, is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21. It’s geared to children ages 4 and under.

Sit, Stay, Read, from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday, gives new readers the chance to practice their reading to a therapy dog in a safe and encouraging environment.

Registration is not required for any of the programs.