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National Book Foundation Presents: Families, Given & Chosen

2019-02-12 19:00:00 2019-02-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago National Book Foundation Presents: Families, Given & Chosen Join us for an evening with two National Book Award honorees, Brandon Hobson and Robin Benway, as they discuss their acclaimed novels. Register online or call 918-549-7323. Central Library

Tuesday, February 12
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-12 19:00:00 2019-02-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago National Book Foundation Presents: Families, Given & Chosen Join us for an evening with two National Book Award honorees, Brandon Hobson and Robin Benway, as they discuss their acclaimed novels. Register online or call 918-549-7323. Central Library

Central Library

Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center

Join us for an evening with two National Book Award honorees, Brandon Hobson and Robin Benway, as they discuss their acclaimed novels. Register online or call 918-549-7323.

How do we find the people and relationships that will prove meaningful in our lives? Families, both given and chosen, are a subject to which literature consistently returns — whether that’s defining what we think of as family, exploring the yearning for close connection, or the struggle to cultivate deep relationships that are able to sustain us. Join the National Book Foundation for a conversation exploring how fiction tackles the defining and portraying of family, featuring 2018 National Book Award for Fiction finalist Brandon Hobson ("Where the Dead Sit Talking") and 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature winner Robin Benway ("Far From the Tree").

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Central Library

Phone: 918.549.7323

Branch manager
Buddy Ingalls

Hours
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Services

  • Audio Induction Looping, Auditorium Access
  • AWE Early Literacy Computer
  • Bike Locks
  • Business Center
  • Checkout laptops for in-library use
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Public Access Computers
  • Public Fax
  • WiFi
  • Wireless printing

Upcoming events

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Kick back and chill with art supplies, video games and plenty of space to study, read or hang out with friends. For ages 12-17.

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Learn how to support your staff in legal and ethical ways, explore how to nurture those who work for you and become the boss for whom people want to work. Registration is... more
Learn how to support your staff in legal and ethical ways, explore how to nurture those who work for you and become the boss for whom people want to work. Registration is required. For adults.

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
From Seo Taiji to BTS, come and explore the history of K-pop! This program will be led by a South Korean Ph.D. student from the University of Tulsa. For all ages.

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Come and play traditional Korean games such as ddakji, gonggi, jegichagi and more at this interactive event for all ages!

Tue, May 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab (311)
Get job-hunting help. We will help you set up an email account, create or update a résumé, and search and apply for jobs. For adults.

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Beth Richmond. For all ages.

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
This is a place for teens and tweens to learn and practice performance arts skills. No experience necessary. Clothing that allows for ease of movement is recommended.

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Kick back and chill with art supplies, video games and plenty of space to study, read or hang out with friends. For ages 12-17.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Thu, May 30, 7:35pm - 8:35pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Got a specific Excel question you’ve been wanting to ask? Want to learn how to make a basic budget sheet in Excel? Stop by and get your Excel questions answered. Registration... more
Got a specific Excel question you’ve been wanting to ask? Want to learn how to make a basic budget sheet in Excel? Stop by and get your Excel questions answered. Registration is required.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
We'll combine a well-known movie with funny actions, chants and games to create unique movie magic! Registration is required.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Come and join us for an adventure through music, comedy and magic with Polka. Fun for all ages!

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime. There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime. There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Kick off this adventurous Summer Reading Program with us as we try out techniques for aging paper and drawing maps. Registration is encouraged. For adults.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab (311)
Get job-hunting help. We will help you set up an email account, create or update a résumé, and search and apply for jobs.

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Maker Space
Explore the art of stained glass using contact paper and tissue paper, and then let your creativity shine! Registration is required.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Beth Richmond. For all ages.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104),Tandy Garden
Ready, set, READ! This beginning storytime focuses on helping your baby or toddler develop important literacy skills while emphasizing the fun of reading.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Kick back and chill with art supplies, video games and plenty of space to play games, read or hang out with friends. For ages 12-17.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tandy Garden
Join us in the garden (weather permitting) for outside fun and games. For ages 5-10.

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Design, carve and test your very own rubber stamp or linoleum block. This class will cover the basics of relief print carving, including techniques, safety methods and ideas... more
Design, carve and test your very own rubber stamp or linoleum block. This class will cover the basics of relief print carving, including techniques, safety methods and ideas for creating designs.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Busy hands, busy brains! Preschoolers learn through hands-on activities. We will read fun books, sing songs and then create a craft related to the books read. For ages 0-5.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Readers will enjoy discovering new authors and books.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tandy Garden
Grab your picnic basket and blanket and come to watch a movie with us in our garden. For ages 12 and younger.

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join us for a critically acclaimed classic film. Coffee and cookies are provided. For adults.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Brian reminds himself, and his audiences, that his program takes EVERYONE coming together to have a fun, high-energy time with award-winning juggling and audience antics.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime. There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime. There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab (311)
Get job-hunting help. We will help you set up an email account, create or update a résumé, and search and apply for jobs.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Beth Richmond. For all ages.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
This is a place for teens and tweens to learn and practice performance arts skills. No experience necessary. Clothing that allows for ease of movement is recommended.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104),Tandy Garden
Ready, set, READ! This beginning storytime focuses on helping your baby or toddler develop important literacy skills while emphasizing the fun of reading.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Kick back and chill with art supplies, video games and plenty of space to play games, read or hang out with friends. For ages 12-17.

Wed, Jun 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tandy Garden
Join us for a movie in the garden celebrating the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library."

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tandy Garden
Join us in the garden (weather permitting) for outside fun and games. For ages 5-10.

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Explore the vast range of possibilities with multimedia collage, and then plan and execute your own design.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
This program will focus on how to prepare for and execute a successful job interview, specifically by working on practical strategies to reduce anxiety and improve confidence.... more
This program will focus on how to prepare for and execute a successful job interview, specifically by working on practical strategies to reduce anxiety and improve confidence. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn the basics to Photoshop your pet into an adventure. Registration is required.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tandy Garden
Grab your picnic basket and blanket and come to watch a movie with us in our garden. For ages 12 and younger.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Maker Space
Unleash your inner artist with our yarn art workshop. Create beautiful, textured artwork using yarn, canvas and a few simple supplies. Registration is required.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join us for a family book club event featuring Adam and Allison Grant's "Leif and the Fall" and Adam Grant's "Think Again" with fun activities that encourage exploration of... more
Join us for a family book club event featuring Adam and Allison Grant's "Leif and the Fall" and Adam Grant's "Think Again" with fun activities that encourage exploration of these book themes.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Elementary schoolers are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Registration is required.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Maker Space
Come and make your own zine and discover the world of self-publishing. Registration is required.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Don Ryan, one of Tulsa's most popular musicians, opens up our beloved biweekly summer music series.

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
This interactive performance for young audiences features actress Julie Tattershall playing all the roles in familiar Aesop’s Fables like “The Ant and the Grasshopper”... more
This interactive performance for young audiences features actress Julie Tattershall playing all the roles in familiar Aesop’s Fables like “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and “The Hare and the Tortoise.”

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Maker Space
In this beginner-friendly workshop, we'll paint a serene campsite at night, complete with glow-in-the-dark stars and a cozy campfire. Registration is required.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab (311)
Get job-hunting help. We will help you set up an email account, create or update a résumé, and search and apply for jobs.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Beth Richmond. For all ages.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Enjoy an action-packed film with your friends at the library. Popcorn is provided.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tandy Garden
Join us in the garden (weather permitting) for outside fun and games. For ages 5-10.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Test your puzzle prowess! Teams of up to six players will compete to see who can put together an identical 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in the least amount of time. Registration is... more
Test your puzzle prowess! Teams of up to six players will compete to see who can put together an identical 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in the least amount of time. Registration is required.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Orientation is required before independent use of the lab.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tandy Garden
Grab your picnic basket and blanket and come to watch a movie with us in our garden. For ages 12 and younger.