March Adult Book Discussion

This selection is an international publishing sensation with over six million copies sold worldwide!
“A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it’s not too late to start over . .
After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life back-story: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.”
Discussion will be held in the Okeene Public Library meeting room on Sunday, March 31 starting at 3:00. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. Books are available and ready for checkout everyday Monday through Friday at the Okeene Public Library.

Preschool Story and Craft Time in the New Year.

Wednesday March 20, 2019 will be the next date for the 2019 Preschool Story and Craft Time.  Everyone ages 1 to 5 including baby brothers and sisters are invited to the Okeene Public Library on Wednesday February 20th at 10:00 am for a fun time of stories, songs and crafts.  Parents, caregivers and even grand parents are welcome to attend with their children.  See you every third Wednesday of the month!

Welcome to Story & Craft Time!

The last preschool story and craft time will be Wednesday December 19 , 2018, that is the last for 2018.  The preschool story and craft time starts at 10:00.  Children ages 1 to 5 and of course little brothers and sisters are invited to hear stories, sing songs and create at the library.  Caretakers, parents and grandparents are encouraged to come join in the fun!

Our Day at the Zoo

We have a WILD opportunity for you!  The Oklahoma City Zoo and Metropolitan Library System are excited to roll out a new, statewide literacy program called for Read for Adventure. This program aims to promote literacy within families, increase their contact with the outdoors and provide an outlet for invaluable, nature-inspired discoveries.  Educating Oklahomans about wildlife and wild places has always been central to the OKC Zoo’s mission and through this partnership, we are inspiring children to read about wildlife and connect with those same animals and plants here at the Zoo.  Read for Adventure enables any Oklahoma resident to check out “Our Day at the Zoo” from any library located in the state and receive one (1) voucher good for general admission for four (4) people to the Oklahoma City Zoo.  The voucher is good through March 31, 2019.

Read for Adventure runs May 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.  The program is free to participate and open to any Oklahoman with a valid library card.

 

Notary Services to be Offered at the Library

The Okeene Public Library is proud to announce a new service being offered at the library.  Notary services will now be available  Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 5:30 free of charge.

Help the Library and the Earth

The library is asking for your help.  Please save your aluminum cans for the library and not the land fill.  The Okeene Public Library is collecting cans and taking them to be recycled.  There is a collection container on the southwest corner of the 4-way stop. Thank you for your continued support of the Okeene Public Library.

Rescheduled–Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

The Okeene Public Library has rescheduled the birthday party for Dr. Seuss to Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 10:00 for all preschoolers ages 1 to 5.  Because this is also Spring Break big brothers and sisters as well as parents and caregivers are invited to attend.  There will be stories, games, and crafts!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!