Norman Public Library
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:38
This month’s “Staff Selections” column comes to us from Judy, manager of the Information Services Department at the Norman Public Library.
Before coming to work for Pioneer Library System in the early 1990s, Judy worked in the world-famous Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma. She also served as an archivist in OU’s Carl Albert Center. “Undoubtedly this is where my love of all things old and historical comes from - in addition to having a double major in history and geography,” says Judy.
Though she grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas (“Go Razorbacks!”), Judy spent time in Norman visiting her grandparents and came to love Oklahoma and its unique history. “Then I ended up living and going to library school here,” she says, “and I proudly received my 20-year pin for working in the Pioneer Library System last October.”Add a comment
The Norman Public Library hosts local author Sandra McMahan for a discussion on her first book, “Eternity,” at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
McMahan will talk both about the book, as well as the process of getting an electronic book published.
McMahan is a fourth generation Oklahoman who now divides her time between Norman and the Gulf Coast. After working in health care for 25 years she has retired and gone back to her first love, writing. She has written more than 100 short stories and poems but this is her novel. She is also the grandmother of six.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:29
This month's "Staff Selections" guest columnist is Lani, who has worked as a shelver at the Norman Public Library since 2008. Lani was born and raised in Norman and as a little girl spent many of her days wandering through the stacks of books at the library.
"I read a bunch of American Girl stories, the Girls To The Rescue series and Nancy Drew Mysteries growing up," she says. "Today, I’ll read just about anything. Most of the time it is a book’s cover that catches my attention and entices me to read the book. My favorites are fairy tales, myths & legends; I enjoy reading many of the retellings available. Beastly by Alex Flinn is a good example."Add a comment
Friends of the Norman Library recently announced a used book drive to stock inventory for upcoming sales to benefit the Norman Public Library.
“All types of materials in good condition will be accepted,” said Simm Rudnick, book sale co-chair. There is a special call for better books, which includes recent books in very good condition, coffee table and gift books, art books, first editions, books signed by the author, OU Press books and anything about Native Americans and Western and Oklahoma history.
“We are also interested in CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, children’s books, recent college textbooks, and mass market paperbacks” said Lori Rudnick, book sale co-chair.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:02
The Norman Public Library and Crossroads Youth and Family Services are collaborating to offer Tuesday Tutors at the library Tuesday evenings during the school year. Tutoring is offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Tutors are University of Oklahoma students who work one-on-one with students to provide assistance with any school subject or assignment to middle and high school grade children. The program is offered for students in grades 6 through 12.
Tutors are available first-come, first-served, so no registration is required.Add a comment