The Norman Transcript


June 11, 2014

Library briefs

NORMAN — Painting workshops

Cyndy and Desiree Cashman will bring their “Be Wild for Art” activities out of their Norman studio and into the library for an evening of painting and socializing.

They’ll be at the new Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, at 6 p.m. Saturday and then head downtown at 6 p.m. June 20 to the central library, 225 N. Webster Ave. Anyone age 18 and up can participate.

For more information, visit either library, call 701-2600 or visit

Baseball works displayed

The boys of summer have taken over part of Norman Public Library West, through the work of artist Mike Wimmer.

Wimmer’s collection of baseball-themed paintings is on display throughout the summer in the lobby of the library, 300 Norman Center Court. They focus on the legendary Babe Ruth and his career, a topic he also worked on with author Robert Burleigh in the book “Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth,” a 1997 release by Harcourt Brace.

For more information, call 701-2644 or visit

Under the big top

The staff of the Oklahoma Museum Network and Science Museum Oklahoma are taking their show on the road, bringing their Amazing Traveling Carnival into the Norman Public Library.

The “Physics Fun House” opens up at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Children will enter a big-top themed setting where feats of physics will amaze their minds and challenge their senses. Registration is not required to attend.

For more information, visit the library, call 701-2600 or visit

Story time for adults

Story time and storytelling are favorites inside the walls of the Norman Public Library, but they typically involve stories read to young children.

For one evening, adults are invited to hear stories for them at “The Element of Surprise: Story Time for Adults,” at 6:30 p.m. June 19 in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Just say no to 12-year-old’s Mohawk

    A mom recently asked me what I would say to my son if he was 12 years old and wanted a Mohawk haircut for the summer. I told her I’d say no. “But is it really that big a deal?” she said....

    August 1, 2014

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam set

    Norman residents will serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Andrew’s Park, 201 W. Daws St. A pop-up store also will distribute donations of new and gently used books, clothing, shoes, ...

    August 1, 2014

  • CCFI announces play therapy course

    Center for Children and Families will present the course Fundamentals of Non-Directive Play Therapy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at Sarkeys Foundation, 520 E. Main St....

    August 1, 2014

  • Recent weather has been surprising

    Earlier this July, a dense cold front slipped into the central section of the Southwest — including Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and bordering states — dropping daytime temperature highs into the upper 60s and 70s, which I believe is an ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Are you a puppet or a prince?

    Names have power. This cautionary statement is frequently found in fantasy novels populated by magical beings. The implication being that you should choose your friends and enemies wisely....

    August 1, 2014

  • Crafter’s emporium planned Saturday

    Members of the Opal District Crafter’s Emporium, plus other local artists, will have an art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St. in Norman. It will be hosted concurrently with the ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Williams book signing event set

    Jared Williams, a resident of Moore, will sign copies of his book “Cerebral” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 2300 W. Main St. Norman....

    July 31, 2014

  • Home dedication set Sunday

    Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity will host a dedication of the Ruvalcaba family home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 618 E. Apache St. Those attending are asked to bring a pantry item to help the family begin life in their new home. ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Two territorial littermate cats are asserting social dominance

    Dear Dr. Fox: When we decided to get a cat 10 years ago, I thought getting a couple of littermates would work well. They got along during the first couple of years, often sleeping together and grooming each other. As they matured, though, ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Board welcomes new member

    In its June meeting, the members of the Mary Abbott Children’s House board of directors elected Barbara Henderson to serve the remaining term of Anne Ederington, who resigned from the board in May due to moving from Norman. Henderson and ...

    July 30, 2014