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Norman West hosts Music Night with guitarist Stephen Baker

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Norman Public Library West welcomes local guitarist Stephen Baker for a special Music Night at the library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.

Baker’s expertise is as an acoustic and slide guitarist, and he’ll present a variety of songs for patrons during his performance in the seating area adjacent to Michelangelo’s Café, inside the library.

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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 Central presents monthly Sensory Story Time

Norman Public Library Central continues its new Sensory Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Story Time Room of the library.

The interactive story time is especially designed for children in the autism spectrum, with sensory processing disorder or other special needs. It will feature books, songs and movement exercises specially designed to engage all give senses of learning. View a guide of what to expect at the library here.

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Norman Central's Pumpkin Contest to Benefit United Way of Norman

United Way of Norman logoNorman Public Library is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest to benefit United Way of Norman. Decorate a pumpkin with carving, painting, or any other creative means (no flames allowed) and bring it to the library to enter the contest. Entry is free, but donations to United Way of Norman are encouraged.

A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each category:
- Children
- Teen & Adults
- PLS Staff

Even if you don't decorate a pumpkin, visit the library to view the entries and vote for your favorite. Contest will run Saturday Oct 18th thru Tuesday, Oct 28th.

Norman Friends of the Library host Fall Book Sale Oct. 17-20

For book lovers, Norman will be the place to be in mid-October. The annual Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Norman Library is scheduled for Oct. 17-20.

Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster Ave., is the site of the sale, which will feature more than 50,000 gently used books sorted by category into more than 60 categories including children’s books, collectibles, better books, and books of local interest, such as University of Oklahoma Press, and those on Native American and Western history. Tables will be restocked throughout the sale.

Read more: Norman Friends of the Library host Fall Book Sale Oct. 17-20

Get the buzz on reading with Darleen Bailey Beard at Norman West

Local children’s author Darleen Bailey Beard brings her talents to Norman Public Library West at its Sunday Book Buzz, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.

Bailey Beard is a multiple award-winning author who will discuss her career, writing in general and take part in a question-and-answer session. She’ll also sign copies of some of her books after the presentation.

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Norman Central to host free computer classes throughout October

Norman Public Library Central has announced its schedule for free computer classes in October.

Computer instruction is intended for beginners. Each class consists of verbal and visual instruction and includes guided practice through various activities.

Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave. To sign up, visit the library or go online to the Computer Class Schedule.

Read more: Norman Central to host free computer classes throughout October

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