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Summer Reading Program begins May 30th!

The 2017 Tulsa City County Library Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, May 30th! We have programs for Adults, teens & tweens, and children, so the whole family can participate. Sign up, read books, win prizes! And be sure to drop by for some of our exciting Summer Reading Program events! More information to come!


Michael Wallis at Tulsa Historical Society

Michael Wallis launches his latest book, The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny, at the Tulsa Historical Society (2445 S Peoria) on Thursday, May 25th, 7:00pm. Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America’s westward expansion.

The event is hosted by BookSmart Tulsa.


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Black Music Month Essay Contest

In recognition of Black Music Month, Suburban Acres Library is offering an essay/art contest for ages 12- 15. Entries will be judged based on creativity and clarity of expressing your love for music, in particular, music created and performed by African American artists/entertainers.

ESSAY CRITERIA: Essays must be at least one paragraph and no more than three paragraphs in length. Essays must be typed and submitted with an entry form.

ARTWORK CRITERIA: Artwork cannot be violent or vulgar, and must be on unlined paper and submitted with an entry form.

One entry can be submitted for each category. Deadline for submissions is June 10. Call the Suburban Acres Library at 918-549-7323 for more information. For ages 10-18.


2017 Distinguished Author Award winner announced!

Richard Ford, American novelist and short story writer, is the winner of the 2017 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

Ford is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of the Frank Bascombe novels and the New York Times best-selling Canada (2012) and Let Me Be Frank With You (2014). He is the author of the renowned short story collections Rock Springs (1987) and A Multitude of Sins (2001).

The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is an annual award given by the Tulsa Library Trust. Its purpose is to give formal recognition, on behalf of the Tulsa County community, to internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature and letters. 


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