The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Let your keyboard click, pen flow and creative light shine. Wordsmiths are invited to enter the 37th Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest for a chance to win cash for their snappy sonnets and enlightening essays. The annual event is sponsored by The Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. The contest is open to any person 18 years or older who lives, works, attends school in Tulsa County or has a nonresident Tulsa City-County Library card. The deadline to submit entries is Jan 31, 2014. Submissions of unpublished original text are welcomed in these categories: • Poetry – with a 400-word limit • Informal Essay – with a 5,000-word limit • Children’s Fiction – with a 3,000-word limit • Short Story – with a 5,000 word limit A $100 cash prize and a certificate are awarded to the best works in each category. Second-place winners receive a $50 cash prize and a certificate. Certificates are awarded to those receiving honorable mention. Individuals may submit one entry per category. Each entry must have a separate entry form and a $6 entry fee. All winners and participants are invited to the awards during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on April 12, 2014, at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford. Winners from each category will have the opportunity to read a short selection from his or her winning entry. Entry forms, with a complete set of rules, are available at all TCCL locations or online at www.tulsalibrary.org/friends. For more information on the Adult Creative Writing Contest, call Gretchen Hannefield, Friends liaison and library volunteer coordinator, 918-549-7408. # # #