The Norman Transcript

September 7, 2013

New classes offered at Noble library

By Jocelyn Pedersen
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Zumba and a Teen Film Club are being offered at the Noble Public Library, 204 N. 5th St.

“We’re excited,” library assistant Judy Houser said of the new Zumba class. “This is the first time we’ve been able to offer a fitness class here in Noble.”

The six-week series will be hosted at 6:15 p.m. Registration is requested but not required. The teacher, Jenny Metheny, is a certified Zumba instructor.

“It’s very high energy,” Houser said. “We’ve got over 30 people signed up already and we’re looking at adding another series.”

But that’s not all that’s new at the library. The Teen Film Club will make movies, library assistant Mark Heisey said.

The group met the first week of September and Heisey showed movie clips that teens made in the past as well as scenes from famous movies like “Duck Soup” with its well rehearsed and choreographed slapstick aspect.

Teens decide what they want to film, and they do the scripting, acting and editing. With Halloween coming up, the teens decided to do a zombie movie, Heisey said.

For logistical reasons, Heisey said he’d like to limit the class to about a dozen participants. So far, about half a dozen teens are signed up, so there’s still room for more.

The group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Registration and a signed parental consent form are required.

To view videos produced in the past, visit and click the YouTube button at the bottom right.

“I think it’s a lot of fun. We love doing it and the kids really love it.” Heisey said. “I think it’s a really good confidence booster. It helps them overcome situations where they’re not comfortable. Some of those fears of talking in public and just trying new experiences. They really enjoy the blooper reel.”