Free Genealogy Symposium

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.

Genealogy Speakers:


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.

Chickasha Public Library 2018 Free Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock!

Chickasha Public Library 2018 Free Summer Reading Program

Children's Free Summer Reading program.

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the Chickasha Public Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their free summer reading program, which kicks off on May 31st with sign-ups from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Library 527 W. Iowa Ave.

The program is every Thursday in June & July at the library; Children and teens are not required to attend every session. We know summers are a busy time for families so come when you can.

The most important thing is that your child reads over the summer, this will help them retain the knowledge that they have gained throughout the school year leaving them ready to learn next year. To encourage this when they sign up, they will receive a log to keep track of their minutes spent reading. They turn those sheets in when they attend a program and earn incentives based on the minutes spent reading.   

The Library offers multiple sessions to work with busy summer schedules; there will be two sessions to pick from for ages 6-11 one at 10:00 am and one at 2:00 pm.

Free Teen Summer Reading Program.

There will also be a tweens session at 4:00 pm for ages 10 and up. Youth, age 10 to 11 and their parents, can choose which program they wish to attend the children or tweens. Activities will include reading, group games, musical crafts, and more. There will also be multiple performers throughout the summer.

For more information, call the library at 405-222-6075.

All programs are FREE of charge.

The Summer Reading Program is free and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook  and Twitter.” Funding was also provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library, and the Chickasha Public Library. 

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library Spring Used Booksale

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.

Legal Aid Learning Opportunity Family Law

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.


Oklahoma Healthy Aging Intiative Workshop Eyeball 101

OHAI upcoming classes

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.

Legal Aid Learning Opportunity

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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.

Elf on a Shelf!

The library has a special guest visiting until December 21st. Children can visit the library and find the elf on the shelf, and add their names to the drawing for a chance to take the elf home at the Elf on the Shelf party on December 21st 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

For more information, please call the library at 405-222-7075.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

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The Chickasha Public Library will be closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving The library will reopen on Saturday, November 25th at 10:00 am.

For more information, please call the library at 405-222-6075.



Books Come Alive Library Tours & Local Authors Festival

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library are hosting the Books Come Alive Library Tours & Local Authors Festival event on October 27th 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chickasha Public Library. Tickets currently available at the library. Tickets are $3.00 each, the event is free for children age 5 and younger. This event will give you a chance to have a unique tour of the library. While you are guided through the stacks you will see more than the books. Classic book characters will be brought to life throughout your tour. You are also welcome to dress as your favorite book character for the event! 

The Local Authors Festival will be in the library meeting room. You will have the opportunity to meet the authors, ask them questions, and purchase their books. There is no ticket required for the local authors festival.

The authors and illustrators participating:

Hailey Craighead

Liz Tyner

Maxine Douglas

Anna Kittrell

Callie Hutton

Caroline James

Gloria Morse

J Curtis Smith

For more information please call the library at 405-222-6075

Youth Book Club

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All youth ages twelve to sixteen are welcome to join Youth Book Club! Youth Book Club is a monthly book discussion held on the last Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. This program takes place in the Library meeting room at 527 W Iowa Ave.

For September, we are reading “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson.

We will meet on September 26th, and this month there will be a special guest. Local illustrator Hailey Craighead is going to show the youth how to create a storyboard using watercolors.

For more information, please call the Library at 405-222-6075.