Norman Public Library Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:42:11 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Annual Norman Iris Show set April 27 at the library

A tradition of the Norman Area Iris Society and Norman Public Library returns this spring with the annual Norman Iris Show, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

The day will feature a variety of colorful iris displays, as well as tips for would-be gardeners on growing irises and gardening in general.


]]> (Christian Potts) Adults Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0500
Concussion and Head Trauma - Is my child at risk?

Dr. Steve Nedbalek from the Oklahoma Health Department Injury Prevention Service will present a training abConcussion and Brain Traumaout concussion and issues related to concussions.  Some, but not all, topics covered will be:  What is a Concussion?, Causes of traumatic  brain injuries, Who is at risk?, Signs and Symptoms, Oklahoma's "Return to Play" law (2019), Coaches and Concussions, and Prevention.  There will be time for questions and answers.This presentation is free and open to the public at the Norman Public Library on Saturday, April 26 in Room A/B from 10 am till noon.  For more information you can call the Norman Public Library at 701-2620. 

]]> (Readers Center) Check this out! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:19:30 -0500
Wills, Trusts & How to Avoid Probate - Brown Bag Lunch

Learn how you can protect your estate from taxes and probate.  Estate Planning

Estate conservation accomplishes two goals: to manage the estate during your lifetime, and to help make arrangements for prompt and proper distribution of your estate upon death.  Discover common misconceptions about trusts, such as, "I will give up control of my assets", "I have a Will, so I don't have to worry about Probate", and "My estate is not large enough to need a Trust", just to name a few.  Everyone needs an estate plan. 

A living trust is often used to save thousands of dollars in probate costs and/or estate taxes.  A trust also avoids the long time delays and publicity of probate.  It allows flexiblity with the distribution of property, as well as provide for distributions and guardianship of minor children. 


]]> (Readers Center) Check this out! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:51:00 -0500
Norman Public Library seeks entries for annual poetry contest

Entries are now being taken for the Norman Public Library’s annual poetry contest, part of the library’s commemoration of National Poetry Month in April.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to enter the children’s contest. Information, contest rules and entry forms may be picked up during library hours at the Children’s Services Desk in the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.


]]> (Christian Potts) Check this out! Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0500
Hold Pickup Locations

When using the catalog to place an item on hold, select to have items waiting for you inside a library or outside in a 24 hour library machine. There are four options available:

Both 24 hour library machines have books, dvds, and audiobooks that you can checkout with your PLS library card in addition to your hold items. Click here for information on how to place an item on hold.

]]> (Virtual Library) Check this out! Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:43:56 -0500
Norman announces schedule for free computer classes

The Norman Public Library has set its schedule for free computer classes for April. Classes will 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.


]]> (Christian Potts) Adults Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0500
Norman hosts busy upcoming children’s programming schedule

The Norman Public Library and its Children’s Services staff have a little something for all ages in their weekly programming schedule, which feature stories, music, crafts and much more.

Once the latest segment of the library's flooring project is completd at the end of January, the following schedule will take place February through April except when the library is closed. All programs will take place at the downtown Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave., unless otherwise noted.


]]> (Christian Potts) Children Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:00:00 -0600
Miss Denilyn's Super Sequoyah Suggestions - 2014 Edition!

DenilynMiss Denilyn of the Norman Public Library is back with reviews the 2014 crop of Sequoyah Children's Book Award nominees!

According to the Oklahoma Library Association, who sponsors the award, the Sequoyah is the third-oldest children's choice award in the nation, the first prize having been awarded in 1959.  The 2013 winner was The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.

Which book will win this year?  If you're a student in grades 3-5, read at least three of the books from the 2014 Sequoyah Children's masterlist and you can vote for your favorite!


]]> (Norman) Children Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:00:00 -0600
Tuesday morning is time for stories and fun at Norman West

Norman Public Library West invites children and families to its weekly Story Time, at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Children’s Area of the new library, 300 Norman Center Court.

Each week families can gather for books, music, stories and more fun and then check out everything the library has to offer.

The story time is taking the place of the library’s Sooner Mall Story Time, as it moves down the street to Norman West, the newest library service point in the Pioneer Library System.


]]> (Christian Potts) Children Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:05:40 -0600