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Programs & Events

Teen Writing Workshops

Get ready for the Young People's Creative Writing Contest! Do activities and receive useful tips on how to write different types of literature. Registration is encouraged, as supplies are limited. For ages 10-18.

Register online or call 918-549-7323. Entries for Tulsa City-County Library's 2019 Young People's Creative Writing Contest will be accepted Feb. 1-March 2.

A different workshop will be held each Tuesday in January (aside from New Year's Day), from 5:00-6:00pm at the Owasso Library.

January 8th: Short Story

January 15th: Informal Essay

January 22nd: Poetry

January 29th: Short Play

Teen Writing Workshop

 

Memory & Memoir: An Evening with Alex Halberstadt

Alex Halberstadt is the author of Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus and the forthcoming Young Heroes of the Soviet Union, a family memoir.

His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Food & Wine, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He appeared at the 2013 New Yorker Festival, was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013 and 2014, and had his work included in Best Food Writing 2014. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the OMI International Arts Center.

Join the Oklahoma Center for Humanities for a reading and discussion of Alex’s new memoir on Thursday, January 17th, 7:00pm, in Tyrrell Hall on the University of Tulsa campus. Free and open to the public.

Alex Halberstadt

 

National Book Foundation Presents: Families, Given & Chosen with Brandon Hobson and Robin Benway

Join us for an evening with two National Book Award honorees, Brandon Hobson and Robin Benway, as they discuss their acclaimed novels.

How do we find the people and relationships that will prove meaningful in our lives? Families, both given and chosen, are a subject to which literature consistently returns — whether that’s defining what we think of as family, exploring the yearning for close connection, or the struggle to cultivate deep relationships that are able to sustain us. Join the National Book Foundation for a conversation exploring how fiction tackles the defining and portraying of family, featuring 2018 National Book Award for Fiction finalist Brandon Hobson (Where the Dead Sit Talking) and 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature winner Robin Benway (Far From the Tree).

The event will be Tuesday, February 12, 7:00pm at the Central Library. Register online or call 918-549-7323.

National Book Award Program

 

BookSmart Tulsa Events

Looking for more upcoming author events? See what BookSmart Tulsa has lined up!

Booksmart

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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Learn more here-

 

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 –

ArticleReach Direct FAQ

 

TCCL Book Services

Suggest A Title

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

Go to Suggest a Title

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

Go to Library Text Alerts

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.

Go to Library ELF

Legacy Catalog

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

Go to Legacy Catalog