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Programs & Events

Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Library Trust present “Chapters”.

Chapters is a casual evening helping raise money and awareness for Tulsa City-County Library's Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service.  Spend an enjoyable time listening to entertaining authors while sampling delectable appetizers from some of your favorite restaurants and businesses.

This year's authors are: 

Juliet Grames - Grames was born in Hartford, Conn., and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. She has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. Grames’ debut novel, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, set in Calabria and Connecticut, is partially based on some of her own family history, and is about sisterhood and secrets, immigration and the American dream, family loyalty and betrayal, and one woman’s tenacious fight against her own fate. 

Liv Constantine - Liv Constantine is the pen name of national and international best-selling authors Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. The sisters’ debut thriller, The Last Mrs. Parrish, was a Reese Witherspoon book club selection, a People Magazine book of the week, a Target book club selection, and currently is in development for television. Their next book, The Last Time I Saw You, was published by HarperCollins in May. Lynne also writes The Jack Logan Thriller series under the pen name L.C. Shaw. 

Ebony Roberts - Roberts, a former school administrator, is a writer, educator, activist and researcher. She has taught at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. She recently served as program director for #BeyondPrisons, an organization designed to uplift the voices of those impacted by the criminal justice system. She is the author of a memoir, The Love Prison Made and Unmade: My Story.

Chapters will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Hardesty Regional Library (8316 E. 93rd Street). See the event's webpage for more information and to make reservations

Chapters 2019

 

Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a reading and discussion program designed to give participants an opportunity for authentic and transformative dialogue about challenging issues.  Our first discussion will use the bestselling novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine as a launching point. We will discuss the nature of trauma and its impact upon individuals’ social, mental, and physical health. Participants are encouraged to read the primary text and/or suggested supplementary reading and share ideas for fostering resilient communities. The program will be Thursday, September 19th, 7:00pm at Martin Regional Library.

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One Book, One Tulsa: The Art of Memoir Writing

Everyone has a story to tell, but where do you start?

In this year's One Book, One Tulsa selection All You Can Ever Know, author Nicole Chung traces her personal journey as a Korean-American adoptee in heart-breaking detail. Learn about the art of memoir writing with the help of Sasha Martin, local food blogger and author of Life From Scratch. This program will be Monday, Sept 23rd, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For adults and teens.

This program complements One Book, One Tulsa, a community-wide reading initiative featuring Chung's All You Can Ever Know. Join us at Central Library on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. for the capstone event – a lecture and book signing by the author. Read the book, meet the author and join the conversation about this important, meaningful book! 

Sponsored by the Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Library Trust.

One Book, One Tulsa: Meet Nicole Chung

Author Nicole Chung will discuss her memoir All You Can Ever Know, answer questions from the audience and sign books on Friday, September 27, 7:00 pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through Magic City Books.

What does it mean to lose your roots – within your culture, within your family – and what happens when you find them?

Join Tulsa County residents in reading Nicole Chung’s 2018 memoir All You Can Ever Know. With warmth, candor and startling insight, Chung, who was born to Korean parents and raised by a white family, tells of her search for the people who gave her up, in this profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets.

Read the book, meet the author, and join the conversation about this important, meaningful book!

Register for event updates. Seating for this event will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Borrowing Outside TCCL

Mobius

Mobius is a regional consortium of libraries that share material and TCCL is now a member of Mobius.

 Mobius items are:

  • Free – There is no cost to you!
  • Fast – Get your books in a few days!
  • Easy- Like placing a regular hold!

If an item you’re looking for is not available in the Tulsa City-County Library catalog, try MOBIUS.  A click on the MOBIUS button will automatically begin the search for your item in the MOBIUS catalog. 

Find your item in MOBIUS?  By following these three quick steps:

  1. Click the request button,
  2. Choose TCCL and then your local branch for pickup
  3. Enter your username and pin

You have placed a hold on the item as if you were placing a hold for an item in our catalog and you can track the hold in your account.

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Prospector

If your item is not found in the Tulsalibrary.org or Mobius catalogs, you can also search Prospector. A click on the Prospector button (located within the Mobius catalog) will continue the search for your specific item in the Prospector catalog.

Find your item in Prospector?  By following these three quick steps:

  1. Click the request button,
  2. Choose TCCL and then your local branch for pickup
  3. Enter your username and pin

You have placed a hold on the item as if you were placing a hold for an item in our catalog and you can track the hold in your account.

 

ArticleReach Direct

ArticleReach Direct is a global consortium of academic and public libraries that share journal articles between the members.

If you have found an article you want and TCCL does not have it digitally or in print, you can try ArticleReach.

Just follow these steps to request an article:

  1. Identify an article that you want to request.  Record as much information as possible about the article, including article title, journal title, date of publication, page numbers, ISSN.
  2. Click the ArticleReach Direct Request Form link found on the Borrow from Outside TCCL webpage.
  3. On the next screen, enter your first and last name, and your complete library card number, click Submit.
  4. Fill out the article request form with all available information about the article and click Submit.  (Requests with minimal information may not be filled.)
  5. You will be notified by email when the article is available.  A link within the email will provide access to the article.  If no library can fill the request, you will be notified by email that the request was cancelled and a reason will be included in the message.

Learn more here –

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TCCL Book Services

Suggest A Title

Don't see something in our collection?  You can suggest titles for your library to buy here.

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Library Text Alerts

With library text alerts you can receive text messages when

  • items you requested are ready for pickup
  • items you have checked out are due soon
  • items you have checked out are overdue

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Library ELF

Library E.L.F. will:

  • Track your library items and requests.
  • Help you avoid overdue fines and missed requests.
  • Send you courtesy notices (via text, email or RSS) before your items are due.
  • Remind you when your requests are ready for pickup or items are due.
  • If you wish, consolidate all of your family’s library cards into one E.L.F. account.

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Legacy Catalog

If you had an account on our previous catalog system, you can still access it by visiting our legacy catalog.

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