Tulsa City-County Library encourages locals to share stories in annual Adult Creative Writing Contest

 Feb. 6, 2024 --  What is missing from the bookshelves of the world? Your perspective. Now is the time to be your own author and write your story.    Local wordsmiths are invited to enter the annual Adult Creative Writing Contest from Feb. 1-April 1 for a chance to win cash and have their stories shared. This 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. 
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Aspiring writers can make their voices heard in the Young People’s Creative Writing Contest

Jan. 30, 2024  -  The annual Young People’s Creative Writing Contest from Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) gives young writers the opportunity to share their stories. 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 — or illustrations! 
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Raina Telgemeier to receive the 2024 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

   Jan. 25, 2024                             New York Times bestselling author Raina Telgemeier is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2024 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature. She will accept the award at a public presentation on Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at Central Library, Fifth Street and Denver Avenue. She also will present awards to winners of the 2024 Young People’s Creative Writing Contest at the ceremony.
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Learn and work together for the chance to win prizes at the African American Heritage Bowl

   Jan. 23, 2024   Learn more about the national African American community and work with peers to win prizes at Tulsa City-County Library’s 2024 African American Heritage Bowl. “African Americans in the Arts” is this year’s theme. 
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Great Decisions series encourages global awareness with foreign-policy discussions

   Jan. 10, 2024   The Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries invites local thinkers to discuss current events in foreign policy at the Great Decisions series kickoff. Participants can learn more about the Great Decisions program, get connected with other globally concerned citizens and acquire thought-provoking information through a keynote address, group discussions and print materials available for purchase. 
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Enjoy your lunch while exploring fascinating locales in the weekly Travels With Tulsans series

   Jan. 4, 2024    Travel far and wide without leaving Tulsa! Join the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries for Travels With Tulsans, a lunchtime travelogue series presented by notable community members. This series is held each Wednesday from Jan. 10 through Feb. 28 from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford. Attendees may bring their lunch.     Events in this series include: 
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Tulsa Library reaches one million digital book checkouts in 2023

Dec. 19, 2023
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Get to know local writers at Tulsa City-County Library’s fourth annual local author conference

   Nov. 28, 2023   Join Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) for its fourth annual Local Author Conference on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-noon at Central Library, 400 Civic Center.    Adults and teens are invited to a morning of engaging sessions on topics related to writing and publishing, including characterization, editing and more. Coffee and bagels will be provided. At noon, the conference will conclude with a Local Author Book Fair.
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American novelist Terry McMillan to receive 2024 Sankofa Freedom Award in Tulsa

   Nov. 1, 2023    Distinguished American novelist Terry McMillan will receive the 2024 Sankofa Freedom Award, presented by Tulsa City-County Library’s African American Resource Center and the Tulsa Library Trust. McMillan will accept the award and give a free public presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford.
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NASA Astronaut John Herrington to be inducted into Circle of Honor followed by monthlong series of free, family programs

   Oct. 10, 2023  -  Tulsa City-County Library’s American Indian Resource Center will induct John Herrington, Chickasaw, into the Circle of honor during a special presentation March 2, 2024, 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 400 Civic Center.     The Circle of Honor award presentation begins a monthlong celebration honoring the achievements and accomplishments of Native Americans. Programs are planned for all ages throughout March featuring local presenters. All library events are free and open to the public.
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