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Blues U: Thinkin' Blues

Launch and Reception

2022-12-08 17:00:00 2022-12-08 19:00:00 America/Chicago Blues U: Thinkin' Blues In the spirit of the 1960s Freedom Schools, Blues U: Thinkin' Blues and the African American Resource Center bring you this Black culture pop-up study guide. For high schoolers and adults. Rudisill Regional Library

Thursday, December 08
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-08 17:00:00 2022-12-08 19:00:00 America/Chicago Blues U: Thinkin' Blues In the spirit of the 1960s Freedom Schools, Blues U: Thinkin' Blues and the African American Resource Center bring you this Black culture pop-up study guide. For high schoolers and adults. Rudisill Regional Library

In the spirit of the 1960s Freedom Schools, Blues U: Thinkin' Blues and the African American Resource Center bring you this Black culture pop-up study guide. For high schoolers and adults.

Blues U: Thinkin' Blues will be accessible online and in person at Rudisill Regional Library during library hours from December 2022-February 2023.

Blues U: Thinkin’ Blues is a free, accessible listening and study station for the North Tulsa community. It is a collaboration of Blues U, a local educational, arts and culture radio show hosted by kara lynch that airs bimonthly on 90.1 FM in Greenwood and www.radiocoyote.org, and the African American Resource Center (AARC).  

Thinking Blues is an open source lesson plan that highlights the transformative power of Black and Indigenous culture through the blues. The listening and reading/study station located in the African American Resource Center welcomes you to come listen to music and audio books or read books, articles and digital content selected from the library collection. Together we will explore vibrant Black artistic, social and political forms of expression!

The AARC jukebox and CD/media players are available in order to listen to CDs from the collection and archives of the Blues U radio show. Visitors are encouraged to borrow laptops to browse digital content as well. Accompanying the listening/study station will be an informational pamphlet and series of bookmarks with sample reading, listening and viewing guides, and prompts for further exploration, each with links and QR codes to connect you to the digital content. 

In this partnership, the African American Resource Center’s collection becomes the basis of study and discussion of Black ways of knowing, aesthetics, politics, culture, art, and literature.  A listening audience will come away with a toolkit for cultural resilience that draws from a deep blues past, present, and future.

Rudisill Regional Library

Phone: 918.549.7323

Branch manager
Keith Jemison

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Services

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

Upcoming events

Canceled
Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
For babies, toddlers and preschoolers, playing is learning. Join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills.

Wed, Apr 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Older community members can get help navigating online job applications in our increasingly digital world.

Wed, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This class is designed for people with little or no experience using the internet. You will learn to navigate the World Wide Web and use the library's catalog system and online... more
This class is designed for people with little or no experience using the internet. You will learn to navigate the World Wide Web and use the library's catalog system and online resources. For adults.

Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ancestral Hall
Join Kashif Rashad Nuriddin for this informative look at African presence in early America. For adults and teens.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
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.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
For babies, toddlers and preschoolers, playing is learning. Join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills.

Fri, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ancestral Hall
In this session we plan to edit and show off our films. For teens and tweens.

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore A Story with us as we read "A Song of Frutas" by Margarita Engle followed by an exciting art activity for all ages. We'll make a musical instrument craft!