New Books 10/3/16

Just put on the shelves this week: Apprentice in Death by J. D. Robb Investigating a Central Park sniper attack that has left three dead, Eve Dallas discovers that the killer was potentially miles away from the victims and may be the protégé of an even more deranged shooter. Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn… Continue Reading New Books 10/3/16

Miami Public Library located in the Arts & Cultural District

The Miami Arts and Humanities Council recently received an Oklahoma Arts Council grant to participate in their Cultural District Initiative.  The grant is a maximum of $25,000 to be distributed over the course of up to 5 years.  It’s a great place to start and also can be leveraged to attract more grants. The following… Continue Reading Miami Public Library located in the Arts & Cultural District

New Books 9/26/16

The Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock The New York Times best-selling author of The Source Field Investigations describes his discovery of a secret cosmic battle between the positive and negative in today’s world, revealing how the Earth is on the front lines of an extraterrestrial war that has been raging for hundreds of thousands of… Continue Reading New Books 9/26/16

Computer Classes

Intermediate Computer Classes MS Word, Pt. 1 Wed., Sept. 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to format and edit text and create professional looking documents. MS Word, Pt. 2 Thurs., Sept. 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use the page layout features, set tabs and indents, and proof your documents. Microsoft Excel… Continue Reading Computer Classes

New Books 9/21/16

Check out these new books!  People in the news, both past and present, fictional accounts of historical events, page-turning thrillers, laugh-out-loud comedy, self-therapy and more. American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst’s baffling participation… Continue Reading New Books 9/21/16

The High Cost of Illiteracy

What has your day consisted of, so far? Maybe you woke up, read the newspaper over coffee after you took your morning regimen of medications. Maybe you tried out that new breakfast recipe you found on Pinterest. Then you probably got in your car to go to work, runs some errands, etc. Pretty routine, right?… Continue Reading The High Cost of Illiteracy

STEAM!

STEAM! What’s all the hot air about?  The integration of disciplines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math produce innovative answers to current questions.  An engineer who thinks like an artist when solving a problem or conflict has a less restrictive approach to designing a solution.  Leonardo Da Vinci, for example would have had a very… Continue Reading STEAM!

Library Closed!

The library will be closed Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3rd-5th, and will open again at 9:00 a.m. on Sept. 6th.

Adult Literacy Students Visit the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market

We are so excited that the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market is thriving! A few of our adult literacy students took part in a health literacy event in which we discussed the health benefits of eating tomatoes and also learned some fun facts about them. (Did you know that as of 2013, the world’s heaviest tomato,… Continue Reading Adult Literacy Students Visit the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market

Summer Reading Program 2016

Wow! Can you believe that as little as twenty minutes a day spent reading can make a big difference in a child’s overall literacy skills?  Summer is a time for most children to enjoy freedom from the classroom and school assignments.  And yes, we all need a break at times. But summer is also a… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program 2016