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Norman West brings learning and fun at its weekly story times

Norman Public Library West invites young children and their families and caregivers to a morning of activities just for them at the library’s Story Time, scheduled at 10 a.m. each Tuesday in October at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.

Story time takes place weekly on Tuesday mornings when the library is open and features themed books, music, stories and games geared to children from birth to pre-K age. This month features stories and activities about apples.

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Norman to host second round of public meetings on future library facilities

Hard hat A second round of public meetings with representatives from the architectural firm hired to update the City of Norman’s plans for new public libraries will take place Oct. 5-6 in Norman.

Meetings will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Norman City Council Chambers inside City Hall at 201 W. Gray St.; at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at the Irving Middle School library, 125 Vicksburg Ave.

Representatives from Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle were in Norman last month for three meetings and took dozens of ideas from local residents on their desires and opinions about what future library service should like and how it should impact the community.

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Get an introduction to knitting with Norman Central workshop

Norman Public Library Central is giving basic lessons in knitting in its Learn to Knit or Crochet class, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

The three-hour workshop will be conducted by representatives of Norman Knitters Anonymous.  They’ll show some of the basics of knitting and offer patterns for simple products like scarves, baby hats, headbands and dish cloths.

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Norman West hosts “Balance of Earthsea” art workshop

The Pioneer Library System’s annual celebration of literature, The Big Read, gets an early start this fall with a series of art programs and a Fantasy Art Contest taking place in hometown libraries throughout the system.

The events are centered on the featured novel for the latest edition of The Big Read, “A Wizard of Earthsea,” the 1968 fantasy classic written by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Norman Public Library West begins its series of art workshops with “A Balance of Earthsea,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.

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Norman Central to present Fall Garden Workshop

Norman Public Library Central welcomes several gardening experts to talk about their craft during its Fall Garden Workshop, set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Presenters for the event and their topics are: Dr. Norm Park, Expert Gardener, on “Cover Crops”; Ann M. Napier of Integris Health on “Horticultural Therapy”; and Theresa Tittle of the Pioneer Library System on “Composting.”

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Norman libraries provide busy children’s programming schedule

The Norman Public Library and its Children’s Services staff have a little something for all ages in their weekly programming schedule, which feature stories, music, crafts and much more.

The following schedule will take place beginning in September, except when the library is closed. All programs will take place at the Norman Central Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave., unless otherwise noted:

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Hold Pickup Locations

When using the catalog to place an item on hold, select to have items waiting for you inside a library or outside in a 24 hour library machine. There are four options available:

Both 24 hour library machines have books, dvds, and audiobooks that you can checkout with your PLS library card in addition to your hold items. Click here for information on how to place an item on hold.

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