Health Literacy Grant

Miami Public Library receives Health Literacy Grant The library recently received a $9,000 Health Literacy grant.  The funds, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL), will be used to provide health education through such events as diabetes classes, yoga classes, and some healthy cooking demonstrations.  It… Continue Reading Health Literacy Grant

New Books 10/16/17

Political books seem to be published in groups as this week’s list demonstrates.  If you don’t like the opinions expressed in the group on this list, be assured there will be other groups of political books expressing a wide variety of opinions – something for which anyone can find disagreement.  You may prefer not to… Continue Reading New Books 10/16/17

New Books 10/9/17

Libraries transform lives in many ways.  Several of this week’s new books can make your life better!  Whether you need to overcome perfectionism, better understand your personality type, strengthen your spiritual life, or find a new job, it’s only a book away (if you apply what you read!) The Blind by A. F. Brady As… Continue Reading New Books 10/9/17

Classical Guitarist to Perform at the Library

Classical guitarist, Peter Fletcher, will be performing at the Miami Public Library on Thursday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m.  Fletcher, who plays to packed houses at Carnegie Hall, has  performed at the library several times and has always provided a stellar program.  This is an exciting addition to the 66 Cultural District programming for 2017.… Continue Reading Classical Guitarist to Perform at the Library

New Books 10/2/17

If you are a fan of sci-fi, this list is for you!  A post-apocalyptic thriller, a war on the moon, waking up in a cloning vat with no idea how it happened, and a scientist-turned-drug pirate whose plans to bring cheap medicine to the poor backfires are all a part of the line up of… Continue Reading New Books 10/2/17

Literacy Grant Award

Literacy Grant Supports the Miami Public Library Adult Literacy Program The Oklahoma Department of Libraries announced that a $7,880 grant was awarded to the Miami Public Library Adult Literacy Program to support local adult literacy efforts. The check was officially presented to the program by Representative Ben Loring, who commended the literacy program for its… Continue Reading Literacy Grant Award

New Books 9/25/17

Truth can be stranger than fiction, or at least as fascinating, as two of this week’s selections prove.  Love and other consolation prizes is inspired by a true story of a baby who was raffled off at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair. The Unquiet Grave is based on the bizzare 1897 case of the Greenbrier… Continue Reading New Books 9/25/17

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

The library is hosting a Diabetes Empowerment Education Program as part of this year’s Health Literacy Project.  Classes will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning Oct. 2 and will run through Nov. 6.  They will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the library.  Whitney McGhee, Community Health Educator of INTEGRIS in Miami… Continue Reading Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

New Books 9/18/17

There’s a special comfort in curling up in your favorite reading spot with an author that you are very familiar with.  It’s like sitting down with a good friend to catch up on what’s going on.  This week’s list includes several authors that have written a large number of books and may be favorites of… Continue Reading New Books 9/18/17

New Books 9/11/17

Fictional investigations from various centuries and various countries and a true-life investigation into the threat of earthquakes in America are included in this list which rounds out with a Pulitzer-Prize winner and a couple of “how-tos.” The Burning Girl by Claire Messud Two lifelong friends find their relationship tested as their paths diverge during adolescence… Continue Reading New Books 9/11/17