Closed Monday to Honor Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.  The Okeene Public Library will be closed Monday November 11, 2019 to honor our veterans.


November Book Discussion

The final book discussion for 2019 will be the New York Times Bestseller “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin on Sunday November 24, 2019 starting at 3:00 in the Okeene Public Library meeting room. Dr. Sara J. Richter from Panhandle State will lead the discussion.
“For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.
Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements—she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States—Anne is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.
Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century—from the late twenties to the mid-sixties—and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator’s Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure.”
Books are available for checkout at the 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. The public is invited to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served.

A Sew-Sew Project

Calling All Seamstresses!!!!
The Okeene Library needs your help. We are hosting a project to benefit the foster children of Blaine County. Throws will be made to give to the children in foster care. We are asking for volunteers to cut, sew and tie the throws. We plan on this to be an on going project for about six weeks in length. The library will be available during regular hours or evenings by appointment.
If you would like to help, but cannot come to the library, a pattern will be made available. All throws should be the size stated on the pattern. However, your creativity is not limited. There will be samples of finished throws on display at the library meeting room. An organizational meeting will be held Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Fabric and thread has been donated for this project. If you are interested in helping, please call the library at 822-3306.

Preschool Story and Craft Time

A returning favorite—the preschool story and craft time will be Wednesday October 16 , 2019 at 10:00.  All children ages 1 to 5 with their little brothers and sisters are invited to listen to stories and be creative.  Caregivers and grandparents are always welcome.  See ya Wednesday!


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.