The Hispanic Resource Center was established in 1999 to provide library service to the Spanish-speaking community and to serve as a resource for those in the larger community seeking information about the history and culture of Latinos and Latin America.
At the Hispanic Resource Center, you can:
- Attend cultural and education programs.
- Take your children to Bilingual Build-A-Reader Storytime.
- Research crafts and lesson plans for your classroom.
- Meet great Latinx authors and personalities.
- Access Spanish language books, movies, music and magazines digitally.
- Learn about different perspectives, philosophies, and ideas.
- Expand your worldview about Latin America.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Services Available at Martin Regional Library
- Wireless printing
- Checkout laptops for in-library use
- Public Access Computers
- Spanish-speaking staff / Personal bilingüe
- Book Club
- AWE Early Literacy Computer
- Bike Locks
- Audio Induction Looping, Auditorium Access
- Public Fax
- Build A Reader Center
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn by listening to native speakers and engaging in the interactive lessons offered through this user-friendly language instruction tool. Mango’s adaptive learning process evolves to your progress and unique learning behaviors, preparing you to start the conversation with confidence.
Access the system for free with your Tulsa City-County Library card.
Use your Tulsa City-County Library card to access Mango Languages from anywhere. *If you're outside of the library you will be required to enter your last name and your complete library card number with no spaces.
Don't have a Tulsa City-County Library card? Apply for a TCCL Library Card Online
Duolingo is an online and mobile device application that helps you learn through memory games and listening activities. Language is ultimately a communication tool. Duolingo takes a functional approach by focusing on what learners want to do with a language.
Lessons focus on a real-life goal — for instance, ordering at a restaurant. Learners develop the vocabulary and grammar needed to achieve that goal through lots of varied practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Access the system through the Duolingo website or download the application through your mobile device.
edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. edX delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications. edX is where you go to learn.
Access the courses to learn Spanish through the edX website.
Please check the library's online or print version of the event guide to see what is happening at your local library.
A few ongoing programs at Martin Regional include:
- English Conversation Circles
- Build-a-Reader Bilingual Story Times Preschool (ages 2-5)
- Build-a-Reader Bilingual Story Times Babies (ages 0-2)
- Book-a-Librarian appointments available in both English and Spanish
- Drop-in Computer Lab every Friday morning 9-11
Be sure to join us for special author events, crafts, and fairs held throughout the year.
Casa de la Cultura
Casa de la Cultura will strive to collaborate, assist and promote local artists, and to create ongoing educational programs for youth.
Coalition of Hispanic Organizations (COHO)
Influencing and advancing the well-being and quality of life for all Hispanics.
Greater Tulsa Hispanic/Latinx Affairs Commission
The Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission seeks to function as a bridge between the City-County government and the Hispanic Community.
HYPE Hispanic Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
To provide leadership and professional development opportunities for young Hispanic professionals to be empowered and integrated with the entire Greater Tulsa community. In partnership with the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of commerce we strive to be the primer Hispanic led organization to positively impact the environment of our communities.
Tulsa Latin American Chamber of Commerce
Our mission of serve as the platform for Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses to work together for a stronger Tulsa. The mission of the Chamber is to serve as a business resource and to advocate for Hispanic business issues and to be a united voice for the Hispanic business community.
Tulsa Hispanic Resource Association
The Association was created to promote social, educational, and health initiatives beneficial to the community, and to endow its members with the professional development and logistic support that will empower them to successfully meet the needs of their clients.
Tulsa's only theater company focused on creating evocative, Latino-based performance for diverse audiences.
Learn more about Hispanic American/Latinx history with these free resources
The Smithsonian Latino Center’s bilingual materials are created to explore various approaches and to enhance the classroom learning experience. They are also excellent resources for parents and caregivers looking for at-home activities. Within each guide, we provide background information, activities, vocabulary, and additional resources.
Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States.
Hidden Hispanic Heritage
The bucket list of places, ideas and historical evidence to reconnect Americans with their Hispanic roots.
Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress
"The primary access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S., and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania."
The Latino American Experience
An American Mosaic Database - History and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas to present-day U.S. Latinos.
Zoot Suit Riots-PBS American Experience
Explores the Zoot Suit Riots in 1942 Los Angeles; includes a Teacher's Guide.
Smithsonian NMAI Maya Time
Living Maya Time: Sun, Corn and the Calendar
League of United Latin American Citizens
The largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization in the country dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders.
National non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.
Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.
Largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.
Largest immigrant youth-led community in the country.
Pew Research Hispanic Center
A nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation
If you need a paper copy of the admissions application and interest questions, please visit the Career Services Center on the Lemley Memorial Campus at 3420 S. Memorial Drive, any Tulsa Tech campus, or call 918.828.5000.
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete a higher education and provides scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.
Free, effective, early childhood education programs for newborns through 4-years-old that aim to prepare your child for future school success.
As families and schools advocate and lead together, the Power of Families Project serves as a catalyst for stronger family representation within school administrative decision making, as well as equitable resources and systems that promote the success of all children.
Community Health Connection
Community Health Connection is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to meeting the lifelong health care needs of the northeast Oklahoma community.
Start here for excellent books by American Latinx and Latin American writers in any genre.
A short list of new books to expand understanding and empathy for our Latinx neighbors. Some annotations previously published in Booklist reviews.
Latina/Latino/Latinx LGBT Experiences￼
A curated list from the San Francisco Public Library LGBTQIA Center.
Latinxs in Kid Lit￼
A blog devoted to "exploring the world of Latino/a Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's literature"
Pura Belpré Award Winners￼
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
This media brand covers emerging Latinx culture.