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Doctor Who 50th anniversary event set for Norman Public Library

by Matthew Price Published: October 3, 2013
Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. (BBC America)
Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. (BBC America)

NORMAN — The Pioneer Library System will celebrate 50 years of the British sci-fi program “Doctor Who” with a program at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster.   Games, crafts and programs will be among the events during the celebration.

The 50th anniversary TV special, titled “The Day of the Doctor” will air Nov. 23, the 50th anniversary of the initial broadcast of “Doctor Who.”  The show will feature a team up between the 10th Doctor, played by David Tennant, and the 11th, played by Matt Smith.  According to the LA Times, the show will be simulcast in 75 countries.

Here’s what the Pioneer Library System says about its program:

Take a trip through time and space as the Norman Public Library commemorates 50 years of “Doctor Who” at a Doctor Who Anniversary Celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 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. Or, those that are new to the show can come and find out what the “TARDIS” is.

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 the program but is not required. Register online, at the library or by calling 701-2624.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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