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African American History Month Essay Contest Winners

"African-American History Month Essay Contest" - The contest is open to seventh- and eighth-grade students. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 20 to any Tulsa City-County Library location or via email to  For contest rules and regulations, call the Suburban Acres Library, 4606 N. Garrison, at 918-549-7655.  All winners and participants are invited to an award ceremony, Saturday, March 4, 1-3 p.m. at Suburban Acres Library. (4606 N. Garrison). We will recognize winners of the 2017 African-American History Month Essay Contest. Winners may read aloud their submissions. Light refreshments are provided.


2017 Festival of Words Featuring Tim Tingle

Tim Tingle will receive the 2017 American Indian Festival of Words Writers Award on Saturday, March 4th, 10:30am in Conner's Cove at the Hardesty Library (8316 E 93rd St). Tingle (Choctaw) is a storyteller and award-winning author of books for children, teens and adults. A book signing will follow. Copies of his works will be available for purchasing. Sponsored by the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation, Dr. Frank and Mary Shaw, Friends of the Helmerich Library, Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission, Tulsa Indian Community Foundation, Tulsa Library Trust and American Indian Resource Center.


Books Sandwiched In

A new round of Books Sandwiched In will be held on the Mondays in March at the Central Library. Each session is from 12:10-12:50 in the Aaronson Auditorium. 

March 6 * Sloan Davis will review The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs.

March 13 * Eldon Eisenach will review Patriotic Betrayal by Karen M. Paget.

March 20 * Kalpana Misra will review The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak.

March 27 * Vane Lucas will review How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg.

Books Sandwiched In is sponsored by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.


40th Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest

The Tulsa Library's 40th Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest is now taking entries. Check here for a printable entry form, rules, and more information. 


BookSmart Tulsa Events


David Baldacci at Circle Cinema

Bestselling author David Baldacci will be at Circle Cinema to promote The Width of the World, the latest in his enormously popular Vega Jane series. Monday, March 6th, 7:00pm, at Circle Cinema (10 S Lewis). 


Author Chris Cleave at Central Library

An Evening With Author Chris Cleave - Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:45 p.m. in the Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center at Central Library.

New York Times best-selling British author Chris Cleave joins us for his first-ever Oklahoma event. Cleave took the reading world by storm with his megahit Little Bee. He returns with his new novel, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, a heartbreaking, insightful novel that tells the story of three lives entangled during World War II. Presented in partnership with Tulsa Literary Coalition, Booksmart Tulsa and Magic City Books.


Young People's Creative Writing Contest


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