September Adult Book Discussion

The Okeene Public Library continues its adult book discussion with Wiseman’s novel “What She Left Behind” on Sunday September 27th starting at 3:00 in the library meeting room.  This novel weaves together riveting stories of past and present, exploring the strength of women in two different times as they face adversity in two very different ways. Go inside the horrifying walls of a 1920s New York asylum as a wrongly imprisoned woman fights for what is most important to her—and meet the young woman confronting the pain and mystery of her own family’s mental illness two generations later.
“Ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.
Young flapper and suffragette Clara Cartwright is caught between her overbearing parents and her desire to be a modern woman. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, instead finding love with an Italian Immigrant, Clara’s father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash of 1929, he can no longer afford her care—and Clara is committed to the public asylum.
Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara’s story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother’s violent act? Piecing together Clara’s fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices—with shocking and unexpected results.”

Books are ready to be checked out at any time during the library’s regular hours.  Please some join us!

New Adult Program Coming

The Okeene Public Library will be starting a new program for adults Thursday September 10th at 2:00.  This monthly program will be a time for adults to gather, converse and get creative.  The September craft will be a surprise, so come with an open mind.  Every month on the second Thursday there will be a different creative adventure.  You need no supplies and even less skills.  Come join together at the library for a good time.


Preschool Craft and Storytime Returns!

Hello preschoolers!  Story and craft time will be Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 10:00 in the meeting room of the Okeene Public Library.  All preschoolers ages 1 to 5 are welcome as well as their baby brothers and sisters.  Of course parents, grandparents  and/or caregivers are always welcome.