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Tai Chi Classes Coming to Chickasha Public Library

Tai Chi Classes Coming to Chickasha Public Library

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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.

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.

Spring Reading Program April 2nd – 6th

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Chickasha Public Library will conduct a Spring Reading Program for elementary school children, ages 4 and up, beginning April 2nd through April 6th.  Care will be provided at no cost from 8 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday with breakfast and lunch provided.  Parents must pre-register their children in person on Thursday, March 29th 3 – 8 pm, Friday, March 30th 9:30 am – 6 pm, or Saturday, March 31st 10 am – 2 pm.  The children will be safe and fun activities will be provided.  There will be lots of reading, games, and crafts.   The Library is located at 527 W. Iowa and the phone number is 222-6075.

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.

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library’s annual Chocolate Celebration

Friends Chocolate Celebration Feburary 13thThe Friends of the Chickasha Public Library’s annual Chocolate Celebration is coming up quick.

The event will be held on February 13th at Epworth Church Life Center (4th & Iowa, Chickasha OK, 73018) 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Chocolate Celebration is a perfect opportunity to get your special Valentine a box of chocolates. Tickets are 6.00 dollars which allow you to choose up to six servings of chocolate. The Friends will begin selling tickets January, 10th.Chocolate hearts

There is still time and opportunities to help the Friends of the Library with the Chocolate Celebration. The Friends are still looking for table sponsors, and if you are interested in helping on an individual basis, Bake Sale items are needed for the event.  These are individual items for sale, such as whole cakes or pies, plates of cookies, etc. (Must be, or contain Chocolate).  If you are interested in helping with the Chocolate Celebration, please contact Angie Lewis by phone or email, 405-779-6969 (no texts) angieslewis13@gmail.com.

Every year the money from the Chocolate Celebration goes toward the library. This year proceeds go towards updating the children’s technology center.

What’s Coming Up at the Library in 2018?

There are a few changes and additions, occurring at the Library starting January 2018.

Youth Programs:

Preschool Storytime: Preschool storytime worm.

Starting January, 3rd Wednesday morning Preschool Storytime times will be changing. There will now be three sessions for children ages 5 and younger and their caregiver.

Session 1 – 9:30 am to 10:10 am,

Session 2 – 10:15 am to 10:55 am

Session 3 – 11:20 am to 12:00 pm

 

During storytime, we read books, play games, and make crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday morning unless the library is closed or there is bad weather. You can pick and choose which session you wish to attend. However, we ask that you only visit storytime once a week.

 

Baby Lapsit:Baby lapsit at the library

The Library is adding a Baby Lapsit program on Wednesday morning at 11:00 am. Baby Lapsit is a short 15-minute program, for ages 0 to 18 months. Baby Lapsit is a perfect time to introduce your baby to books while learning some fun rhymes. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet other parents.

 

PageMasters Youth Book Club:Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

PageMasters Youth Book Club meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month. This book club is for youth ages 12 to 16. Our next meeting is January 30th at 4:30 pm. The book we will read this month is Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly.

Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams. Publishers Weekly called Blackbird Fly “a true triumph,” and the Los Angeles Times Book Review said, “Apple soars like the eponymous blackbird of her favorite Beatles song.”

Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. She and her mother moved to Louisiana from the Philippines when she was little, and her mother still cooks Filipino foods and chastises Apple for becoming “too American.” When Apple’s friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change herself. It might be the music that saves her . . . Or it might be her two new friends, who show her how special she is. Erin Entrada Kelly deftly brings Apple’s conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your way. “A must-read for those kids cringing at their own identities.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

If you would like to borrow a copy of this book, please ask at the main circulation desk or call the library at 405-222-6075. If you do not have time to read the book, it is ok. You can still join the discussion and talk about the books you have been reading.

 

Adult Programs:

OHAI upcoming classes

Free Eat Better, Move More Classes Coming to Chickasha:

The Chickasha Public Library and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) Central Center of Healthy Aging are collaborating to provide Eat Better, Move More training for older adults throughout the state of Oklahoma.

The Eat Better, Move More program is an 8-week program designed to fit the interests and needs of older adults who want to maintain or improve their quality of life. Each week will focus on a different aspect of nutrition and physical activity.

The program will be from 1:00 -2:00 pm, Thursdays, beginning January 11, 2018, for eight weeks, at the Chickasha Public Library at 527 W. Iowa, Chickasha, OK 73018. This class is offered at no cost to participants and is open to the public.

Participants will receive a free step counter and the Eat Better, Move More manual including daily record sheets for individuals to track their success. Instructors are provided by OHAI, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine, supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

To receive additional information, call OHAI’s Central Center of Healthy Aging at (405)271-6424. To register, call the Chickasha Public Library at (405)222-6075.

 

Tai Chi Classes Coming to Chickasha Public Library:OHAI upcoming classes

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 Thursdays, beginning January 8tht, 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 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 or to register call the Chickasha Public Library at 405-222-6075.

 

Chapter Chat Adult Book Discussion Group: 

Chapter Chat is a monthly adult book club.

Chapter Chat meets on the fourth Monday of each month, at 7:00 pm at the Chickasha Public Library 527 W Iowa Ave.

January 22nd             New

The book should have a publication (not reprint) date  of 2017 or 2018

February 26th            Poetry

March 26th                 Mystery fiction or nonfiction

April 23rd                    Oklahoma fiction or nonfiction

May 21st                      Reader’s choice – anything goes

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.

Food to pay off Fines During December

For the nineteenth year, December is “Food for Fines” month at the Chickasha Public Library.  Overdue fines may be paid with a donation of non-perishable food.  According to Library Director Lillie Huckaby, “The food will be given to our local Food Pantry.  Remember and share with those in need.  I am asking everyone who comes to the Library to contribute.  Even if you do not owe a fine, please donate some food to the Food Pantry.  Together let’s bring in more food than ever before.”

The value of the food does not have to equal the amount of the fine.  Any donation will cover any fine.  However, if a book has been lost, the replacement cost of the book must be paid.  Only the fine itself will be waived.

According to Huckaby, “In addition to the much-needed food, many overdue books come home to the Library, usually about 100 of them.  Not having to repurchase popular titles means the Library can buy more new books.  This also gives patrons who have accrued fines a way to make a fresh start, so they can check out books again.”

 

The program will run through December 31st.  For more details, call the Chickasha Public Library at 222-6075.