Tulsa City-County Library Temporary Closure

   As a preventative measure to limit exposure to the coronavirus and to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations for social distancing, all Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) locations will close to the public beginning today, March 13, 2020, at 6 p.m., and remain closed for at least two weeks. The library will also temporarily discontinue all outreach services including its bookmobile and reading roadshow services during this time.
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Day of YA connects writers and fans of young adult literature to authors and scholars with all-day workshops

   Tulsa City-County Library is connecting teens and adults to young adult literature and authors by hosting a full day of programs aimed at celebrating YA readers, fans and writers. With workshops led by renowned young adult authors, Tulsa’s Day of YA gives readers and aspiring writers the opportunity to develop their writing skills and discuss books in a fun, collaborative, enriching environment.
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African-American Heritage Bowl focuses on collective remembering of tragic historic past

  Brush up on your local history and work with peers to win prizes at the Tulsa City-County Library’s 2020 African-American Heritage Bowl: 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Edition. TCCL’s African-American Resource Center will host the bowl, which will kick off a year of events and programs leading up to the centennial of the 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa.
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Courageous Community Conversations book discussion delves into refugee experience

   You are invited to “Courageous Community Conversations: Leaving Home, The Refugee Experience” on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.    Courageous Community Conversations is a reading and discussion program designed to give attendees the opportunity to engage in authentic and enlightening dialogue on challenging topics.
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Walter Echo-Hawk to be inducted in Circle of Honor followed by monthlong series of free, family programs

   Tulsa City-County Library’s American Indian Resource Center will induct Walter Echo-Hawk into the Circle of Honor during a special presentation March 7, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.
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Aspiring writers encouraged to participate in library’s Young People’s Creative Writing Contest

   Tulsa City-County Library’s annual Young People’s Creative Writing Contest gives young writers the opportunity to make their voices heard. With three age divisions in five different categories, TCCL encourages Tulsa County youths to stretch their imaginations and deepen their relationship with writing by telling their stories in their own words.
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TCCL named a 2019 New Landmark Library by Library Journal

TCCL’s Central Library continues to receive national awards for its beauty and sustainability. Central Library was one of six libraries in North America to receive the “2019 New Landmark Libraries” designation from Library Journal.
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Come together to celebrate Kwanzaa with TCCL

   Honor Kwanzaa and its foundational principle “umoja” (unity) with the Tulsa City-County Library at two special events focused on togetherness and community strength.    Celebrate the Kwanzaa holiday with simple and fun crafts to share for the season on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Suburban Acres Library, 4606 N. Garrison. Limited supplies are provided. All ages are welcome.
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Katherine Applegate to receive the 2020 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

New York Times best-selling author Katherine Applegate is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2020 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature.     She will accept the award at a public presentation at Hardesty Regional Library’s Connor’s Cove, 8316 E. 93rd St., Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m.  She also will present awards to winners of the 2020 Young People’s Creative Writing Contest at the ceremony.
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American biographer Stacy Schiff to receive 35th annual Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

   Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and journalist Stacy Schiff is coming to Tulsa Dec. 6 and 7 to receive the 2019 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.
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