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Norman Public Library Central announces November computer class schedule

Norman Public Library Central has announced its schedule for free computer classes for November. Classes 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.

Read more: Norman Public Library Central announces November computer class schedule

Norman West celebrating its first birthday with party

Norman Public Library West is celebrating a year of service to the community with a Birthday Bash, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.

The day is filled with a variety of entertainment and activities for all ages, including a chance to sign a giant “Happy Birthday” card for the branch and learn the winners of the library’s United Way Pumpkin Contest, which is accepting entries through Oct. 28.

Read more: Norman West celebrating its first birthday with party

Show your knowledge in Norman Central’s Doctor Who Trivia Contest

Fans and experts on the classic Doctor Who are invited to a Trivia Contest at Norman Public Library Central, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Participants may bring their family and friends to enter the contest as a team or just come on their own. Teams can have a maximum of up to five people.

Read more: Show your knowledge in Norman Central’s Doctor Who Trivia Contest

Norman West presents “Map 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 continues its series of workshops with the class “Map of Earthsea,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

Read more: Norman West presents “Map of Earthsea” art workshop

Norman Central presents an evening of scary stories

‘Tis a dark and stormy night, and the library is just the place to come for an evening of Scary Stories, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Rooms A and B of Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Ages 18 and up are invited to join librarians for an evening of scary stories in time for the spooky holiday season.

Read more: Norman Central presents an evening of scary stories

Norman West Hosts United Way Pumpkin Contest

United Way of Norman logoIt’s time for Norman West’s Inaugural United Way Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

You can use any size or type of pumpkin, but to keep from attracting creepy critters, please DO NOT submit a carved or hollowed-out (real) pumpkin. Painting, costuming, embellishing, glittering, decoupaging, and anything else you can think of to spice up a pumpkin is encouraged!

The entry fee is a donation of any size ($5 is suggested) to United Way.

A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be recognized in each category
- Children 12 and under
- Teens/Adults
- PLS Staff

Entries will be accepted October 18-28. Winners will be recognized at the Norman West Birthday Party and United Way Fundraiser on November 1.

Even if you don't enter a pumpkin, visit the library to vote for your favorite pumpkins for a penny per vote. That means if you really like a pumpkin, you can donate $10 and vote for it 1,000 times!

Norman Central's Pumpkin Contest to Benefit United Way of Norman

United Way of Norman logoNorman Public Library is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest to benefit United Way of Norman. Decorate a pumpkin with carving, painting, or any other creative means (no flames allowed) and bring it to the library to enter the contest. Entry is free, but donations to United Way of Norman are encouraged.

A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each category:
- Children
- Teen & Adults
- PLS Staff

Even if you don't decorate a pumpkin, visit the library to view the entries and vote for your favorite. Contest will run Saturday Oct 18th thru Tuesday, Oct 28th.

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