Library Begins Holiday Season With "Season's Readings"

   ‘Tis the season for visiting the library to enjoy readings from local literary connoisseurs as they share favorite holiday passages.

   Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., begins the holiday season with the program “Season’s Readings: A Literary Holiday Celebration,” Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.  The event features a variety of readings sure to warm the heart with holiday spirit.

   Enjoy readings from these local voices:

  • “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, read by John Everitt, emeritus director and co-founder of Light Opera of Oklahoma.  “A Christmas Carol” was published in December 1843 and has endured as a Yuletide favorite.
  • “Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas” by Michael J. Rosen, read by Rebecca Ungerman, musician, actor and director.  Rosen won multiple awards with this story about the friendship between a 9-year-old and an 80-year-old barber.
  • “Recitation” performed by Caroline McGilvray, fourth-grade student at Eliot Elementary.
  • “Santa’s Naughty Elf,” by Wayne Hardy, read by Hardy, Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries board member and retired librarian.  Hardy will read this excerpt from his longer work, “Hannibal Days,” chronicling his first year in the Hannibal Public School system.
  • “A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas,” by Robert Benchley, read by Rich Fisher, general manager, KWGS Public Radio, and host of “Studio Tulsa.”  Benchley seeks to capture the warm family essence in this humorous essay.

   For more information on library programming, call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s website,

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