The Chickasha Public Library is happy to announce that we have partnered with the Grady County Memorial Hospital to bring you a series of Health Literacy family orientated Lunch and Learn programs. Dietitian Cindy Wilcox will present a variety of topics to help your family thrive. Each month’s theme will focus on a different solution for today’s busy families.
The Health Literacy Lunch and Learns to kick off April 23, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. with “Budgeting and Meals for Two.”
Ms. Wilcox will give students tools and ideas for creating meal plans and budgets for smaller households. Lunch will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. Lunch and Learns will be held in the Library’s large meeting room located at 527 W Iowa Ave, space is limited, and registration is required. Please call the Library at 222-6075 to register.
Planned future topics include, “Healthy Snacks,” “Introducing your Baby to New Foods,” “Packing a Healthy Lunch.” We also are planning a program for teens to show how they can prepare healthy snacks.
“This project is funded in part through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.”
2020 will mark the 115th year of the Chickasha Public Library. A lot has happened in that time and we want to celebrate! We are preparing a written history of the Library complete with a scrapbook of photos and news articles. If you have any pictures or news articles about the Library that you would like to share, please bring them in and talk to Michelle or Lillie. Also, if you have a memory you would like to share about the Library write it down and get it to us or if you prefer, we’ll write it for you please make an appointment with Michelle or Lillie. If you were on the Library Board or were employed at the Library, please contact us by calling 405-222-6075. We would like to make sure that our information is correct, we would like to know names and dates and photos to go with them would be great! Let’s enjoy the process. For additional information, please call the Library at 405-222-6075.
Chickasha Public Library Fines Waived in December with a donation of food
Do you have fines on your Library account? Get them waived in December by bringing in a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Pantry. “The end of the year is a great time to get accounts cleared for a fresh start for the new year. I want customers to be able to check out Library books. This is a great way for customers to get fines waived and help the local Food Pantry too.” The books must be turned in to the Library for the fines to be waived, perhaps you’ve already done that, or perhaps you can do that now, and bring in a non-perishable food item, quantity doesn’t matter. All food is donated to the local Food Pantry. This program covers only overdue fines not replacement fees for lost or damaged books. Donations for the Food Pantry are accepted and encouraged even if you don’t have fines. In addition to the much-needed food, many overdue books come home to the Library. Not having to repurchase popular titles means the Library can buy more new books. The program runs from December 1st – December 31st. If you have questions, call the Library at 222-6075.
On November 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting their 2nd annual Books Come Alive and Local Authors Festival event. This year we are using books from the PBS Great American Reads booklist, there will be actors portraying book characters, book scavenger hunts, prizes, and fun for all. There is also an opportunity for the public to meet local authors, discuss their books, and buy them. Both events are FREE, donations will be welcome at the door.
The Chickasha Public Library is hosting a Free Genealogy Symposium, Tuesday, September 25th. Sessions begin at 10:00 am and continue till 5:00 pm. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 people for each presentation and you may register for any or all of the presentations. Register with Library staff at the front desk or call the Library at 405-222-6075.
Beginning genealogy, including the basics of online research and finding trustworthy sources, presented by Michelle Skinner, Chickasha Public Library staff. There will be a question and answer session from 11:30 am-12:00 pm.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Finding Native American ancestors and using the Dawes Roll in genealogical research, presented by Nancy Calhoun, head of the Genealogy and Local History Department at Muskogee Public Library.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel discussion with Genealogy Symposium speakers.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Advanced genealogy and using primary sources, presented by Dolores Smith, a retired educator and a current volunteer at the Oklahoma History Research Center in Oklahoma City.
Tai Chi Classes Coming to Chickasha Public Library
The Chickasha Public Library and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) are collaborating to provide Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes for older adults and their caregivers.
The Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program is a six-week program designed to improve core muscle strength and balance of older adults who want to maintain or improve their quality of life. This twice-a-week, six-week program focuses on building confidence and preventing falls.
The program will be from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning September 4th, for six weeks, at the Chickasha Public Library at 527 W. Iowa, Chickasha, OK. This class is offered at no cost to participants and is open to the public, but class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
Instructors are trained by OHAI, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma.
To register or for more information call the Chickasha Public Library at 405-222-6075.
Spring is here and that means it’s time for the Chickasha Public Library’s Community Room to be overflowing with BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS!
The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting its annual spring $1 Used Book Sale from Thursday through Sunday, April 12-15, 2018.
The BOOK SALE is open to the community on Friday, April 13, from 10 am-6 pm; Saturday, April 14, from 10 am-2 pm; and Sunday, April 15, from 1 pm-4 pm.
REMINDER … for all current members of the Friends of the Library! As a bonus for being a member, YOU may browse and purchase EARLY at the Preview Book Sale on Thursday evening, April 12, from 5 pm-8 pm.
NOT A MEMBER? Annual membership fees are ONLY $5 for Individuals, $10 for a Family and $25 to be a Patron! You can purchase a Friends’ 2018-19 membership at the door on Thursday evening, April 12. That membership will enable you to visit and shop at the Preview Sale and other Book Sales in the 2018-19 year.
This spring you’ll find that Saturday is ‘Bargain Day’ with books on sale at half-price or $3 a bag. The bags will be provided. Also, the books on Sunday are an even bigger ‘Bargain’ … they are ‘FREE’. Among the items for sale are Children, Teen, and Adult Fiction, Reference Materials, Non-Fiction Books as well as some DVDs and Book CDs. Two special features of this year’s Spring Used Book Sale are a daily free ‘Drawing’ for books and a ‘Silent Auction’ featuring several very special books. There will also be some vintage (antique) books available for purchase.
Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase new books and materials for the Library!
The Friends of the Library committee is asking for volunteers who can share a few hours to help with the Book Sale – during and/or after the sale. If you enjoy organizing, interacting and working with others, as well as rummaging through tables filled with books in search of a treasure … this SALE is for you! To sign up to volunteer call 779-6969 to schedule a time.
As a THANK YOU for assisting, volunteers may select a total of five reading and/or listening materials each time they work a two-hour shift. Individuals, organizations and service clubs do not have to be members of the Friends of the Library to volunteer at the Spring Used Book Sale.
Membership fees and financial donations may be brought to the Library or mailed to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 265, Chickasha, OK 73023. Include your name, mailing address, phone number and email address, if available.
For more information about any Library event, please call the Library at 222-6075.
Join us Friday, April 20th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Library 527 W Iowa Ave, for a Legal Aid Learning Opportunity. Legal Aid provides free and low-cost services to eligible low-income people and senior citizens. Learn more about Legal Aid Services and get some tips on navigating your legal issues. The topic for this event is Family Law. You are welcome to bring your lunch.
Call 405-222-6075 for more information.
Eye Ball 101 Workshop Coming to Chickasha Public Library
The Chickasha Public Library and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) are collaborating to provide the Eye Ball 101 workshop for older adults and their caregivers.
Eye Ball 101 is a 1-hour program designed to educate older adults about the four major eye diseases that affect us as we age. It is the result of a collaboration between the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative and the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City.
The workshop will be from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, 2018, at the Chickasha Public Library at 527 W. Iowa, Chickasha, OK. This class is offered at no cost to participants and is open to the public, but class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
Instructors are provided and trained by OHAI, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma and supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
To receive additional information, contact OHAI’s Central Center of Healthy Aging at: (405)271-6424 or centralOHAI@ouhsc.edu. To register, contact the Chickasha Public Library at: (405)222-6075.
How can Legal Aid Help? Legal Aid provides free and low-cost services to eligible low-income people and senior citizens. Starting February 23rd from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Learn more about Legal Aid Services and get some tips on navigating your legal issues. This will be a start of a FREE series of Legal Aid Learning opportunities held at the Chickasha Public Library 527 W Iowa Ave. You are welcome to bring a lunch. For more information and to register please call the Library at 405-222-6075.