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Wills, Trusts & How to Avoid Probate - Brown Bag Lunch

Learn how you can protect your estate from taxes and probate.  Estate Planning

Estate conservation accomplishes two goals: to manage the estate during your lifetime, and to help make arrangements for prompt and proper distribution of your estate upon death.  Discover common misconceptions about trusts, such as, "I will give up control of my assets", "I have a Will, so I don't have to worry about Probate", and "My estate is not large enough to need a Trust", just to name a few.  Everyone needs an estate plan. 

A living trust is often used to save thousands of dollars in probate costs and/or estate taxes.  A trust also avoids the long time delays and publicity of probate.  It allows flexiblity with the distribution of property, as well as provide for distributions and guardianship of minor children. 

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A Date with "Rooster Cogburn"

To wrap up our 2014 PLS Big Read season celebrating True Grit, the Norman Public Library will offer a free screening of the 1975 film Rooster Cogburn, which stars John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn and further explores the gruff-but-lovable character from Charles Portis's classic novel.

Join us at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 17 in Norman's Lowry Room to enjoy the film.  The library will also provide popcorn, movie candies and soft drinks.


Literacy program seeks tutors for students of English as a Second Language

The Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County Literacy Services Department will host a tutor training for prospective volunteer tutors at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave., in the Lowry Room.

This training is specifically designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as Second Language in Cleveland County. Registration may be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 701-2682.

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Norman Public Library seeks entries for annual poetry contest

Entries are now being taken for the Norman Public Library’s annual poetry contest, part of the library’s commemoration of National Poetry Month in April.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to enter the children’s contest. Information, contest rules and entry forms may be picked up during library hours at the Children’s Services Desk in the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

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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.

Norman announces schedule for free computer classes

The Norman Public Library has set its schedule for free computer classes for April. Classes will take place in the Computer Training Center of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Norman Public Library computer instruction is intended for beginners. Each class consists of verbal and visual instruction and includes guided practice through various activities.

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Cowboy Poetry Roundup

Jay Snider, Academy of Western Artists' Cowboy Poet of the Year 2008, will perform for us as we get ready for Oklahoma Cowboy Poetry Week April 20 - 26th! 

The Norman Public Library is hosting a poetry writing and reading event for all ages.  There are no rules as to what style your poem must be, only that the subject must have a western theme.  Only one poem per person, please. 

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