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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.

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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.

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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 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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