Norman Public Library
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:24
This month's "Staff Selections" guest columnist is Lindsay, an Administrative Assistant in the Pioneer Library System's Development Office, which oversees the Pioneer Library System Foundation.
"Originally an Army brat, I've lived all over the country and overseas. My first library job was as a clerk in military library in Germany, doing everything from circulation to story times to painting walls," says Lindsay. "I have a natural love of stories that followed me into college, when I studied journalism and film studies at the University of Oklahoma, focusing on writing and critique. It was, however, in my part time job as a clerk at PLS that I found my home six years ago."
Lindsay plays a pivotal role in the PLS Foundation, which provides advocacy and financial support to enrich the present and enhance the future of the library system. She says, "Working for libraries gives me a great feeling every day when I go home - that I did something great for my community."Add a comment
The chefs from Food for Thought Learning Institute are trying to get people to do what their name says – think about the food they’re eating.
“Our goal is to reintroduce the lost art of family cooking,” said Chef Matthew Joplin, Director and co-Founder of Food for Thought. “A lot of children are growing up in households where nobody cooks at all. Hopefully we are exciting kids to get them to want to cook themselves.”
Families are encouraged to “Dig in to Dinner” when they check out the group’s appearance at the Norman Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, together, as it will feature something for all ages. The chefs will give children an easy snack they can put together, something like combining a few easy ingredients to make a tasty quesadilla.Add a comment
The Norman Public Library hosts cellist Erin Yeaman for “Tales and Tunes,” at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Yeaman returns to the library for its annual Summer Reading Program, and has visited library audiences for a number of years, combining both stories and cello music to make for a unique performance. Her program is recommended for ages 5 and under, but all ages are invited to attend.Add a comment
The teens are talking, and the Norman Public Library is listening. The library offers a pair of upcoming programs where teens’ opinions will direct what happens.
Votes are being taken now for “You Pick It Movie Night,” with the movie starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for the special after-hours program. Votes are being taken in the Teen Area of the library. Those who attend will enjoy popcorn and a drink courtesy the Friends of the Norman Library.
Teens can return to the library for the “Battle for the Books” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 09:53
The Norman Public Library continues to hop with activity for all ages in its Summer Reading Program schedule in the coming days.
Check out information about programs in the next few days below, or visit the library’s calendar of events here for a complete list.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:38
This month’s “Staff Selections” column comes to us from Judy, manager of the Information Services Department at the Norman Public Library.
Before coming to work for Pioneer Library System in the early 1990s, Judy worked in the world-famous Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma. She also served as an archivist in OU’s Carl Albert Center. “Undoubtedly this is where my love of all things old and historical comes from - in addition to having a double major in history and geography,” says Judy.
Though she grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas (“Go Razorbacks!”), Judy spent time in Norman visiting her grandparents and came to love Oklahoma and its unique history. “Then I ended up living and going to library school here,” she says, “and I proudly received my 20-year pin for working in the Pioneer Library System last October.”Add a comment
Friends of the Norman Library recently announced a used book drive to stock inventory for upcoming sales to benefit the Norman Public Library.
“All types of materials in good condition will be accepted,” said Simm Rudnick, book sale co-chair. There is a special call for better books, which includes recent books in very good condition, coffee table and gift books, art books, first editions, books signed by the author, OU Press books and anything about Native Americans and Western and Oklahoma history.
“We are also interested in CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, children’s books, recent college textbooks, and mass market paperbacks” said Lori Rudnick, book sale co-chair.
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