New Year-New Adult Book Discussion

With start of a New Year and of adult book discussions, the Okeene Public Library jumps into January with a work of nonfiction, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. “Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cancer cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.”
Discussion will begin at 3:00pm Sunday, January 27, 2019 in the Okeene Public Library meeting room. Books may be checked out from the Okeene Public Library Monday 2:00 to 5:30, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:30 and Friday 2:00 to 5:00. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

Schermer Pecans on sale at the Library

The Okeene Public Library and the FLOK, our friends group, have for sale Schermer Pecans to help raise money for your library.  These pecans are Fancy Mammoth Halves great for holiday baking and gifts.  They are shelled and packaged in 1 (one)pound packages ready for you to pick up at the library.  The cost is $12.00 per package.  Happy baking!!

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.