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Books and Reading: Programs and Events

So many books, so little time. Let us lead you to your next great read through the resources available in this guide.

Chapters 2018

Join us for the Tulsa Library Trust's annual Chapters event, a casual evening of books, bards, and bites benefiting the library's Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service!


This year's featured author guests are Ally Carter (Not If I Save You First), Sasha Martin (Life from Scratch), and Beatriz Williams (The Summer Wives). The evening will also include appetizers from several local restaurants and businesses.


CHAPTERS will be Thursday, September 20th, 6:30pm at the Hardesty Library (8316 E 93rd St). Tickets are $50. Please reserve by Thursday, September 13th. Call 918-549-7494 for tickets or more information.


Oklahoma Book Festival

The Oklahoma Center for the Book and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries invite you to the inaugural Oklahoma Book Festival on Saturday, October 20. The event will be held at Oklahoma City's Boathouse District on Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


The Festival will feature 50-75 of America’s finest literary talent, panel discussions and author presentations, author book signing tables, children’s storytelling/craft activities/entertainment, renowned chef demonstrations, food trucks, and vendor booths. It is FREE to attend and is a dog-friendly event. Registration is not required but appreciated.


An Evening with Sara Paretsky

Join us for an evening of discussion with award-winning mystery author Sara Paretsky as she discusses the latest book in her acclaimed V.I. Warshawski series, Shell Game. A book signing will follow.


This event is brought to you by Booksmart Tulsa and Tulsa City-County Library. Paretsky is the award-winning creator of the V.I. Warshawski detective novels. When Paretsky introduced V.I. in Indemnity Only in 1982, she revolutionized the mystery novel by introducing a female investigator who uses her wits as well as her fists. In Shell Game, Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times best-seller Fallout —her most widely read novel in years — with an extraordinary adventure that pits her acclaimed detective, V.I. Warshawski, against some of today’s most powerful figures.


Paretsky will be at the Central Library on Wednesday, October 17th, at 7:00 pm.

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