2018 Read and Discussion Series Returns in January

The Okeene Public Library kicks off the 2018 read and discussion series on Sunday January 28, 2018 at 3:00 with the book “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winspear. The program will begin with an introduction by Dr. Sara J. Richter from Panhandle State.
“Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan’s friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisie’s intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge, where Maisie planned to complete her education.
The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie trained as a nurse, then left for France to serve at the Front, where she found—and lost—an important part of herself. Ten years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful, and truth elusive. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something very different.
In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a working farm known as The Retreat, that acts as a convalescent refuge for ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat, she must finally confront the ghost that has haunted her for over a decade.”
Books may be checked out at the library starting January 2, 2018 Monday 2:00 to 5:30, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:30 and Friday 2:00 to 5:00. The pubic is invited to this free event and refreshments will be served.

Its a New Year with a New Staff Member.

As the Okeene Public Library welcomes a new year of service to the community, we are also welcoming a new staff member.  Judy Jones will be joining the staff as an assistant librarian working with adults and children.  With this new additional staff the library would like to add to its adult programing a few classes and welcomes suggestions from the patrons and public as to what you are interested in attending. Please call, text, write or just stop in for a visit with your suggestions.