Sacramento Public Library

Paws to Read with Norm Lopez

Come get your photo taken with the Capital’s favorite fat cat and catch a feline-themed Summer Reading storytime.
Come meet the Mayor…the Mayor of Midtown, that is.

Capital fat cat Norm Lopez will be the guest star at the Central Library on June 8 for a very special Summer Reading event. Visitors can get their picture taken with Norm and stay for a special feline-themed storytime.

June 8, Sunday, 1 p.m.
Paws to Read with Norm Lopez (School age)
Central Library
828 I St.

Norm—all 26 lbs. of him—is a Sacramento celebrity. Best-known for sprawling all over the sidewalk (a lot of sidewalk) by his home on 14th Street, his image can be found on T-shirts. Norm’s Facebook page has thousands of followers, he’s honored with an annual “Friends of Norm” barbecue, and he’s even become a recurring character in the work of Sacramento Bee political cartoonist Jack Ohman.

Last August, in a mishap that went viral, a concerned animal lover found Norm lounging on the sidewalk and mistook him for a pregnant cat in distress. She brought him to the Front Street Animal Shelter (did we mention that Norm is a boy?). Luckily, the vet recognized Norm from his Facebook page, and he was soon back in his normal spot.

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