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Norman gears up for a round of “Book Wars” for teens

The second annual “Book Wars” return to the Norman Central Public Library, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, as part of the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program. The competition takes place in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

The afternoon will feature back-and-forth “battles” between librarians as they defend their favorite books from this summer. A list of books that are part of the contest have been posted in the Teen Area throughout the summer.

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Move to the music with Norman dance parties

It’s time to find those dancing shoes and get over to the Norman Public Library, for an afternoon and evening of music and dancing at the “Fizz Boom Read Dance Party,” offered at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

It’s a chance for children to celebrate summer at the library with an energetic and exciting twist. Children of all ages are invited to attend and turn in their completed reading charts if they have finished them.

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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.

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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 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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