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Understanding Race in the 21st Century:

A Workshop

Dr. Dorthy Marotte

Dr. Tom F. Shadid

Dr. Paul R. Lehman

Friday, July 18, 2014

Morning Session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is provided.

This workshop will explore how we see, talk, and behave

in our multi-cultural society.

All library programs are free and open to the public.

Fizz, boom read


Robot reading to children

The Summer Reading Program:

Fizz Book Read! starts in June.

Come by the library and pick up your calendar and reading logs or click on the link below and download calendar.

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fizzboomread 2014 2 microsoft word document


Robot and boy reading

Summer Reading Challenge - Pick up a reading log and start reading.  Summer readers will be rewarded for each five books read.  Readers will receive coupons to area restaurants.   
Sponsors include:  Burger King, McDonald’s, Applebee’s, Sonic,  McSwain Theatre,  Santa Fe Cattle Co., & Lazer Zone.  Summer Reading bags provided by Sonic.

Special Programs

Thursday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. Critter Tales Inc. will be at the library to share stories about critters. Meet live animals from stories.

Thursday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Favorite magician, John Pansze will be at the library for a two show performance.  This comedy filled magic show is sure to delight and entertain children of all ages.  Choose either 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. performance.

Thursday,  June 12, at 10:30 a.m. Musician and songwriter Monty Harper shares his Wacky Witty music written especially for our summer reading program theme.

Saturday,  June 14, at 10:30 a.m.  Mad Science will spark a reaction with a program that is both educational and fun.  

Thursday, June19, at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.  Comedians Schave & Reilly bring a modern-day Vaudeville style baggy-pants routine to our library. Choose from either 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m.David Titus shares his special talent for storytelling using strings.  Everyone will receive a string and become part of the show.

Thursday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m
. – Tales & Tunes with
Kim Lehman
.  An energetic storytelling presentation combining tales, tunes, and puppets.

Thursday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. - Out of  This World Magic
with magician, Steve Crawford.

Thursday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m.Professor B. Looney presents polymers… balloons and Goo! Balloon creations will be part of the fun.

Movie and Popcorn Fridays at 1:30 p.m.  Join us in the upstairs large meeting room for our feature film, delicious popcorn and a drink.  See calendar for titles, times and ratings.

Storytime, Workshops & more…

    *Sign-up at front desk to reserve a spot.  Space is limited.

Storytime & Craft   Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to choose from Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30  a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  Stories, rhymes, songs, movies and a craft will be part of the fun. (Limit 25)

Lapsit Storytime  Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. infants and children from birth to 36 months will share in stories, songs, finger plays, group play and more... (Limit 20)

Marshmallow Madness - June 9, 10:30 a.m. (ages 6-8) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 9-up)  Join us as we make marshmallow shooters, create with marshmallows and eat marshmallows. [Limit 30]

Lego Club – June 4 & July 2 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 6-8) or 1:30 p.m.  (ages 9 & up) Join in the Lego building fun. (Limit 30)

Fun with Food  - June 16 at 1:30 p.m. (ages 8 and up) Dawn Riden, Nutrition Ed. with OSU Extension invites children to participate in hands-on activities and learn about science of food.   [Limit 30]

R U Curious?  June 18, 10:30 a.m.(ages 6-8) or 1:30 p.m.(ages 9 & up)  Explore and learn through science experimentation. [Limit 30] 

Game On - Join us on June 23 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 6-8) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 9 and up) for an extreme gaming experience.  Wii, Xbox, Kinnect, board games, and snacks will be a part of the fun.  (Limit 20)

The Sun -  Our Star  
June 25 at 1:30 p.m. Astronomy expert Dr. Carl Rutledge  shares his knowledge of the sun and other stars in our galaxy.  View sunspots with a solar telescope and much more… (Limit 30)

Cosmic Cupcake Decorating - July 7
10:30 a.m. (ages 6-8) 1:30 p.m. (ages 9 – up)  For those who love to decorate and eat cupcakes.  [Bring 5 un-iced cupcakes].  [Limit 30]

Spark a Reaction –
July 14 at 1:30 p.m. (ages 8 –up) Participants will work together to build a marble run out of recycled products. [Limit 30]

Junk Art – July 16, 10:30 a.m. (ages 6-8) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 9 –up)  Create art using recycled products and leftover craft items.

This Program is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library and Services Technology Act, administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Donations for our book sales can be dropped off at the library any time! For more info call: (580) 436-8124

All library programs are free and open to the public.
Call 436-8121 for more information.


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