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Grow a Learner with Art series continues at Norman West

Norman Public Library West's “Grow a Learner with Art” summer series continues at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.

The workshop is taught by local teaching artist Kiona Millirons. Part two of the series is “Sculpture and Painting for Tiny Hands.” Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers will take part in creative expression activities with play dough and paint applications followed by a story time related to art and color.


Parents and caregivers also will learn recipes for make-at-home paints and play dough.

All supplies are included but are limited in amount, so registration in advance is required.

Major sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Hitachi, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan, The Oklahoman, the Pioneer Library System and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Master Gardeners to share expertise in Goldsby workshop

The gardening season seemingly never ends, and the Cleveland County Master Gardeners will share their expertise with the program “Composting and Shade Gardening,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Goldsby Community Center, 122 E. Center Road. The event is an outreach program of the Pioneer Library System.

Claren Kidd, Ellis Sexton and Pat Hardre will represent the Cleveland County Master Gardeners and share their ideas and expertise on composting and shade gardening, as well as leading a question-and-answer session on any garden topics.

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Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na, Batman Day!

Holy Anniversary, Batman! It's been 75 years! Also known as the Dark Knight and Caped Crusader, Batman first appeared in the comic book Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and scripted by Bill Finger. In addition to the popular comic books, he’s starred in billion-dollar blockbuster movies, TV series, and video games.

Celebrate the anniversary of the Caped Crusader with Norman West on Wednesday, July 23rd by making crafts and settling down for a movie showing. Crafts begin at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. Make yourselves comforable by snuggling up with your blankets and munching on your favorite snacks.

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Norman hosts airbrush art workshop for teens

Norman-area teens can combine a lesson in art with an interest in crazy movie posters for an art workshop, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the Lowry Room of the Norman Central Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Teens will get a hands-on lesson in using airbrush art to begin the afternoon, then they can create their own movie posters for books with plastic layering.

For more information, visit the library or call 701-2620. 

Join the OKC Zoo for Norman children's programs

Representatives from the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Education Department will make a road trip for the Norman Central Public Library program "Sticky, Slimy, Stinky," at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

They'll share stories with children about why a frog's tongue is sticky, why a salamander is slimy, why a skunk is stinky, and much more. The day will include stories, activities and a live animal demonstration.

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Norman to host Sensory Sensitive Teen Movie Nights in July

The Norman Public Library is breaking new ground with its Sensory Sensitive Teen Movie Nights, planned at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, July 11, 18 and 25, at the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

While several libraries in the Pioneer Library System offer sensory-sensitive programs and activities for younger children, the Norman Public Library is the first in the state to offer sensory programs geared especially to teens. Families of teens affected by autism or other disabilities are invited to attend.

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Norman announces free computer class schedule for June

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

Each class offers hands-on practice under the guidance of an instructor. Classes are all offered free of charge but space in the lab is limited, so registration is advance is requested to guarantee a seat in a class.

To register, visit the library, call 701-2697 or go online to the Computer Class Schedule.

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