TCCL welcomes Santa to Storytimes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Santa visits a library near you.    Families have several opportunities to meet Santa and enjoy holiday songs, stories and crafts. You can also check-out library resources like books and music to continue the holiday festivities at home.    Children are invited to share their wish lists with Santa at these libraries:
Read More

England's Dame Hilary Mantel coming to Tulsa to receive 2018 Helmerich award

   TULSA, Okla. --- England’s two-time Man Booker Prize-winning historical novelist Dame Hilary Mantel is coming to Tulsa Dec. 7 and 8 to receive the 2018 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.
Read More

Rita Williams-Garcia to receive the 2019 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

New York Times best-selling author Rita Williams-Garcia is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2019 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 3, at 7 p.m.  She also will present awards to winners of the 2019 Young People’s Creative Writing Contest at the ceremony.
Read More

TCCL to honor award-winning poet and author Laura Tohe with Festival of Words Writers Award

Laura Tohe (Diné, Tsénahabiłnii, Sleepy Rock People clan, and born for the Tódich’inii, Bitter Water clan) will receive the Tulsa Library Trust’s “Festival of Words Writers Award” March 2, 10:30 a.m., at Hardesty Regional Library’s Connor’s Cove, 8316 E. 93rd St.  Her award presentation will be followed by a book signing and a day of educational American Indian family events from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Read More

Books to Treasure illustrator to share her talents with families

All memorable children’s books feature original art that is filled with colors and depth to draw readers of any age into the magical world of words.    To celebrate the vibrant work of illustrators, Tulsa City-County Library presents the 16th annual “Books to Treasure,” promoting the beauty of children’s literature and introducing the community to popular book illustrators.
Read More

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tulsa City-County Library

   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tulsa City-County Library during a month-long series honoring the colorful traditions of Hispanic culture.    Fiestas, a movie night and a visit from award-winning author Cathy Camper and illustrator Raul Gonzalez III, these free family events are a celebration for everyone.
Read More

TCCL’s After-School Homework Club seeks volunteers to help students succeed

   Tulsa City-County Library is looking for adult volunteers to provide extra homework help for elementary and middle school students in the After-School Homework Club.    As a “homework coach,” you will share your knowledge with students who need a little extra help with their assignments. For as little as one hour a week you can make a difference in a student’s successful educational progress.
Read More

Third Annual Back-to-School Community Resource Fair moves to Tulsa Technology Center

   The Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Technology Center are partnering to present the third annual “Back-to-School Community Resource Fair” on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Tulsa Technology Center, Lemley Memorial Campus, 3420 S. Memorial Drive.    At this free come-and-go event, more than 70 businesses and nonprofit organizations will provide school supplies and/or information about programs and services that can make the school year more successful. Attending children will receive:
Read More

One Book, One Tulsa to explore "Killers of the Flower Moon"

   Tulsa City-County Library invites Tulsa County residents to join the conversation and participate in “One Book, One Tulsa,” a communitywide reading initiative focusing on David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” and culminating with a free presentation by the author.
Read More

TCCL presents workshop on planning your online legacy

   Do you know how your memories spread between your computer, email and social media accounts will be handled after your death?    Join Katlin Seagraves, Central Library’s Digital Literacy Lab coordinator, as she introduces the basics of digital estate planning during “Online Legacies and Digital Estate Planning.” Participants can choose from one of the following scheduled programs:
Read More