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October 1, 2013

Library briefs

NORMAN — Library celebrates 50 years of ‘Doctor Who’

The Norman Public Library will commemorate 50 years of “Doctor Who” at a Doctor Who anniversary celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

The event is open to all ages and features games, crafts, “Doctor Who”-themed snacks and a chance to look at and check out the library’s collection of “Doctor Who” books.

Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite doctor, companion, villain or even the Tardis.

The science fiction show is one of England’s longest-running television programs and will be featured in a 50th anniversary special to be broadcast this November.

Registration is requested to attend but is not required.

For more information, visit the library or call 701-2624. Also, find out more about what’s going on at the library by following “Pioneer Library System” on Facebook, @mylibrary2go or the website

Workshop focuses on scholarship essays

Teens getting ready for college can get practical advice with the Norman Public Library writing workshop “College Admission and Scholarship Essays” at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Computer Training Center of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Moira Ozias, associate director of the University of Oklahoma Writing Center, and Stephanie Buettner, associate director of the University of Oklahoma Prospective Student Services, will lead the workshop.

They’ll give insight to participants into how scholarship and admissions committees read essays and how applicants can craft essays to effectively gain the attention of these readers.

Participants will have time to begin brainstorming and drafting essays, as well as opportunity to gather feedback from others.

The program is for high school students. Space is limited, so registration is required to take part.

For more information, visit the library or call 701-2600. Also, find out more about what’s going on at the library by following “Pioneer Library System” on Facebook, @mylibrary2go or

— Transcript Staff

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