November 2016 Around Town

Lots on Tap at Libraries

All the branches in the Pioneer Library System have scheduled a host of activities, ranging from an apple pie workshop for teens to a lecture and book-signing featuring Sooner football legend Joe Washington. Visit for a complete list of activities planned for the month.

Norman Public Library Central

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.–“Scottish Abolitionists, Confederate Indians and the Civil War in Oklahoma”–one of the library’s series of genealogy programs, co-sponsored by the Cleveland County Genealogical Society, welcomes former educator and Civil War historian Mike Wilson to look back at the Civil War in Indian Territory.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m.–Apple Pie Workshop, an annual holiday favorite for teens in sixth through 12th grades, who will put together all the ingredients for an apple pie they then can take home to back for the family’s Thanksgiving meal.

Norman Public Library West

Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m.–Sooner football legend Joe Washington will discuss his book The 7 Secrets of Silver Shoes, and take part in a book signing. Washington was a national champion for the Sooners in the mid-1970s and later played in the NFL, where he was part of the Washington Redskins’ 1982 Super Bowl champions.

Noble Public Library

Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.–Tuesday Tutors, a chance for elementary school-age children to get some help with their homework and studies from community volunteers.

Moore Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m.–Voting Party, as their parents and caregivers head to the polls for the presidential election, children will learn the results of their votes on various topics from candy to book characters, favorite pet to favorite Pokemon.

Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.–Screenwriting with author Rene Gutteridge, who wraps up a three-part library series for authors or would-be authors on the topic of screenwriting.

Fitness Center 
Sets Pre-Sale

Orangetheory Fitness in Moore invites members of the public to their pre-sale. With a wide variety of plans from which to choose, Orangetheory Fitness has something to suit just about everyone. And, Orangetheory Fitness offers flexible plans with no contracts.

Whether you’re looking to get fit for a special occasion or are interested in a longer-term fitness plan, owner/studio manager Jay Bhakta says, “Get addicted and start burning today to take advantage of founder’s rates, for a limited time only.”

Orangetheory Fitness of Moore is located at 825 SW 19th St. For more information, call 703.5259 or visit

National Weather Festival Set for Nov. 5

Hourly weather balloon launches with local TV meteorologists, emergency response vehicle and equipment displays, children’s activities, appearances by the weather superheroes the “Weather Friends,” and a variety of weather-related information and products will be featured at the National Weather Festival, slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus.

The annual National Weather Festival, launched in 2005, highlights the many weather-related organizations and activities in central Oklahoma. Visitors also will have the opportunity to view the National Weather Center’s premier facilities, including National Weather Service forecast operation areas.

For more information, call 325.5322 or follow them on Twitter @WeatherFestival.