Sankofa is a word from the Akan language which is spoken in southern Ghana. Literally translated, Sankofa means: "We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today."
2006 - Michael Eric Dyson
2008 - Nikki Giovanni
2010 - Pearl Cleage
2012 - Hill Harper
Source Library Staff
2001 - Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek)
2003 - Vine Deloria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux)
2005 - Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Peublo)
2007 - Carter Revard (Osage)
2009 - No Award Bestowed
2011 - LeAnne Howe (Choctaw)
2013 - Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek)
Source: Library Staff
2004 - Charles Chibitty
2006 - Wilma Mankiller
2008 - Neal McCaleb
2010 - Billy Mills
2012 - Kirke Kickingbird
Source: Library Staff
January 1 (Tuesday) - New Year's Day.
January 21 (3rd Monday in January) - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
February 12 (Tuesday) - Lincoln's Birthday.
February 17 (3rd Monday in February) - Washington's Birthday, or Presidents' Day, or Washington-Lincoln Day.
May 27 (last Monday in May) - Memorial Day, or Decoration Day.
July 4 (Thursday) - Independence Day.
September 2 (1st Monday in September) - Labor Day.
November 11 (Monday) - Veteran's Day.
November 28 (4th Thursday in November) - Thanksgiving.
December 25 (Wednesday) - Christmas Day.
In some states, the following will be legal or public holidays:
October 14 (2nd Monday in October) - Columbus Day, or Discoverers' Day, or Pioneers' Day.
November 5 (1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November) - Election Day.
Source: Chase's Calendar of Events, p. 614.
The Resource Sharing Department is located at the Support Services Center. Normal office hours are 7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 549-7395. If the office is closed, you may leave a message on our voice mail.
You may also contact us by email.
Item limits by type are as follows (for most card types)
The total number of items checked out may not exceed 50 items
Fines for books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, videos, and Blu-ray discs are $.10 per item per day with a maximum of $2 per item. Children’s, tween, and teen books and media do not accrue fines.
Standard replacement costs are as follows:
Actual replacement costs may vary. Items that are returned missing replaceable pieces, such as DVD or CD cases or spine labels, may be charged a $5 damaged item processing fee.
You may register to receive notices via Library Elf. This service is free.
Night drops are available at all branch libraries with the exception of the Genealogy Center.
You may return borrowed materials to any Tulsa City-County Library location with the exception of the Genealogy Center.