New Books 9/16/19

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee Creek Nation and was named United States Poet Laureate this year.  Her latest book of poetry, An American Sunrise, is on this week’s shelf of new books.  Harjo resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.     American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race… Continue Reading New Books 9/16/19

New Books 9/2/19

Some authors are known for spinning a good yarn.  Tea Obrecht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, has spun a new one that comes highly recommended and is on this week’s shelf.   The Bitterroots by C. J. Box Former police officer Cassie Dewell is starting over with her own private investigation firm and an old friend… Continue Reading New Books 9/2/19

Book Sale

Don’t miss the Friends of the Library book sale held on Sept. 7th during the Designs of Autumn Festifall event in the 66 Cultural District.  Tables of books for no more than $1 each plus special deals on bags of books!

New Books 8/26/19

This week’s shelf has three new Christian fiction books, the latest by Robert Crais, Rhys Bowen, the ever prolific James Patterson, et. al., and several new suspense and historical novels by some names you may recognize.   All the Water in the World by Karen Raney Sixteen-year-old Maddy, who has cancer, grapples with her first… Continue Reading New Books 8/26/19

2020 Sequoyah Children’s Masterlist

Sequoyah Awards are given by the Oklahoma Library Association in three categories; Children’s, Intermediate, High School. The first Sequoyah Award was given April, 1959, making the award the third oldest children’s award in the nation. Books are reviewed and chosen for the Masterlist by volunteers on the OLA Sequoyah Reading Team in the fall. Each… Continue Reading 2020 Sequoyah Children’s Masterlist

New Books 8/19/19

Suspense awaits you on this week’s shelf.  Secrets from the past can be very dangerous whether they come to light through a blackmailer who has hacked your computer or whether you find yourself in a team-building excercise involving an escape room from which there is no escape.   America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John… Continue Reading New Books 8/19/19

New Books 8/5/19

Science, space, speeches, and suspense mixed with history, humanity, and hope can all be found in the pages of the books on this week’s shelf.  Go ahead and try one.     After the End by Claire Mackintosh Disagreeing for the first time when their son falls ill and they receive conflicting doctor recommendations, a… Continue Reading New Books 8/5/19

A Universe of Stories Readers of all ages have made our summer program “soar into space” in the month of June. Our many activities have included STEM challenges, art projects, space related crafts, lots of stories about the stars and the moon and a fantastic array of performers. Independent and family readers have the opportunity… Continue Reading

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New Books 6-17-19

This week’s shelf is packed with suspense in both fiction and nonfiction selections.  The impacts of war, of secrets, and family choices are all topics developed by authors both familiar and new.   City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert The best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love traces the experiences of a theater insider in 1940s… Continue Reading New Books 6-17-19

Oklahoma Private Investigations

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a great way to connect with neighbors over books and ideas.  It is a reading and discussion series which consists of 4-5 sessions, each featuring a book from the chosen discussion theme. A humanities scholar opens each session telling about the author’s life,… Continue Reading Oklahoma Private Investigations