Featured Programs

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.

Teddy Bear Sleepover

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Teddy Bear Sleepover is a special story time for kids three to ten and their bravest stuffed friend. Teddy Bear Sleepover is at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 13th in the Library meeting room 527 W Iowa Ave. This years theme for storytime is a cowboy campout, and all the buckaroos are welcome to attend. After the story and craft, the children will say goodnight to their friend so the stuffies can have a toy-only sleepover in the library. Kids and parents can follow the fun all night long on Facebook. Parents and children can pick up their stuffed animal Saturday, October 14th during Library hours 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information, please call the Library at 405-222-6075.

Vintage Book Sale

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The Chickasha Public Library and the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library are presenting a Vintage Book Sale on Friday, September 22nd from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Vintage Book Sale is a continuation of the previous Vintage Book Sale. Books unsold from the first sale will be available with a price reduction, and there will be additional vintage books added to the sale. The Vintage Book Sale will also have a silent auction for special books.

The Vintage Book Sale will contain fiction and non-fiction books printed from the late 1800s to 1950. The books are not collectibles, as most of the items are withdrawn library books. The books are readable, and many are good examples of book binding that is no longer being used.

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

Up Coming OHAI (Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative) Class Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

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The Chickasha Public Library is partnering once again with OHAI Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative in their Lifestyle and Learning program. Beginning September 11th every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm or from 6:30 pm t0 7:30 pm OHAI and the Library will be offering Tai Chi classes.

TAI CHI: MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

The movements of the Chinese martial art Tai Chi can help seniors reduce the risk of falling, increase balance, and increase flexibility. This six-week class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. It does not matter how strong, flexible, or active you are as Tai Chi is designed for people at all levels of health.

PARTICIPANTS WALK AWAY WITH TOOLS FOR:

  • Improving Balance and Posture
  • Strengthening Muscles
  • Improving the Quality of Sleep
  • Enhancing Stamina
  • Increasing Energy Level
  • Relieving Stress
  • Improving Cardiovascular Functions
  • Lowering High Blood Pressure
  • Reducing Arthritic Symptoms by Increasing Flexibility & Mobility
  • Reducing the Risk of Falling and the Fear of Falling

Participants are encouraged to bring pen and paper for taking notes, a bottle of water and non-skid shoes. OHAI will provide take-home materials for all information covered in class.

To register, contact the Chickasha Public Library at (405)222-6075 or the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative at (405) 271-6424. You can also sign up using the forms below.

To register for the class starting at 3:30 p.m. click here.

To register for the class starting at 6:30 p.m. click here.

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at The University of Oklahoma and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library Summer Luncheons

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library 2017 Summer Luncheons series

Have you started to make plans for summer yet? Summer is right around the corner, and the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library are hosting their annual Summer Luncheon Series.

The Luncheons will be held in the USAO Regents Room, 1727 W Alabama Ave, Chickasha, OK 73018 top floor of the Student Center. The cost of each luncheon is $13.00, and reservations can be made by mailing the form attached below to Friends of the Chickasha Public Library P.O. Box 265, Chickasha OK 73023, or by calling 405-779-6969 ( all reservations must be honored). You do not have to be a Friends of the Library member to attend.

**$2.00 Meal Discount for USAO Students

Friends Of the Chickasha Public Library Summer Luncheon form

Forms are also available at the Chickasha Public Library 527 Iowa Ave

The series begin,

Thursday, June 8th, at noon (reservations due by Thursday, June 1st). The speaker for this event is Dr. R.P. Ashanti-Alexander.

Dr. R.P. Ashanti-Alexander is a native of Chickasha and has had a life-long interest in examining race and the dynamics of racial power and influence. He served in the United States Army, and has over 40 years experience as a public school educator. He is currently the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Chickasha. He is also a Chickasha City Councilman, President of the Chickasha branch of the NAACP and Pastor of the historic Miles-Brown Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Chickasha. He will be reviewing, The Voice of Conscience – The Church in the Mind of Dr. Martin Luther King by Lewis V. Baldwin.

The entrée for this event is grilled chicken sandwich on toasted focaccia bread, pasta salad, fruit parfait, and cookies.

The second luncheon in the series will be on Thursday, July 13th, noon(reservations due by Thursday, July 6th). The Speaker will be Emma Sidders.

Emma Sidders is a retired teacher, principal, superintendent from western Oklahoma. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Reading from Southwestern Oklahoma University. She is an avid reader of everything from Romance to Historical Biographies, but Mystery is her genre of choice. She will be reviewing The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan.

The entée for this event is salad trio (tossed salad, ham salad, egg salad), toasted bread wedges, choice of chocolate or coconut cream pie.

The third Luncheon in the series will be on Thursday, August 10th, noon (reservations due Thursday, August 3rd). The speaker will be Rebecca Cravens.

Rebecca Cravens is a retired court reporter living in Chickasha. She doesn’t have a degree. She has never been a teacher or orator. However, if enthusiastic reading counts, she’s definitely qualified to review books. She will be reviewing Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.

The entée for this event is chicken salad with grapes and nuts on croissants, potato salad, fruit parfait, and cookies.

Summer Luncheon Books. June The Voice of Conscience - The Church in the Mind of Dr. Martin Luther King by Lewis V. Baldwin, July The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan, and Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.

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

 

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Chickasha Public Library BooksaleThe Friends of the Chickasha Public Library Spring Booksale kicks off on Thursday, April 20th 4:30 – 8:00 for the Friends members preview sale or $5.00 at the door. The Sale continues throughout the weekend on Friday, April 21st 10:00 am – 6:00 pm the sale will open to the public. Saturday, April 22nd 10:00 am – 2:00 pm is $3.00 bag day, and Sunday, April 23rd 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm all remaining books will be free.

There will be a section of Antique books available at the sale; prices will vary on these materials, there will also be additional silent auction items.

On Friday, April 21st, and Saturday, April 22nd there will also be other unique items for sale, furniture, display materials, and odds and end that have found their way into the library over time.

The Friends need help to make this event possible, volunteers are needed during the sale and also on Saturday, April 15th during the setup.

For more information, on the sale or if you are interested in volunteering, please call the library at 405-222-6075.

Chickasha Public Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2017 Build A Better World

Every year the Chickasha Public Library offers a free Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The library’s summer reading program is every Thursday in June and July. The Library will kick off the Summer Reading Program with the sign-up day on May 25th 9:30 to 7:00 at the library, 527 W Iowa Ave. This summer we will be having three different sessions, one at 10:00 am for ages six to twelve, one at 2:00 pm for ages six to twelve, and one at 4:00 pm for ages twelve to sixteen. If a child is twelve, they can choose which group, they want to attend the younger or older program. The 10:00 am, and 2:00 pm sessions will be the same program; the children will only be able to attend one of the sessions, but you can choose which one. We wanted to provide a time for everyone and hope that this additional time slot will allow for more attendance and help with busy summer schedules.

All summer youth will keep track of the minutes they spend reading and will be able to earn incentives, the incentives build as the youth’s Children looking at plants on a book case. minutes’ build. Children and teens do not have to attend the program to keep track of minutes; they can bring their reading log in at any point in June and July to be calculated.
The Summer Reading Program is different every week; the program will consist of myself or a special guest reading a book to the children, it is important for children to see adults reading. One of the goals of the program is to create a lifelong love of reading. We will also discuss what the children have been reading over the summer, and I will talk about other titles that they might enjoy. We will also have a craft and a game. Thanks to the City of Chickasha, (IMLS) Institute of Museum and Library Service, (ODL) Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library we will also be able to bring in performers throughout the summer for the youth to enjoy.

The Summer Reading Program is more than just fun and games, attending a summer reading program has many benefits for youth;
• Prevents summer learning loss
• Improves youth reading skills
• Creates a positive attitude towards reading
• Students return to the classroom more confident

According to the article linked below studies have shown these benefits to be true. If your child has not participated in the Summer Reading Program before I encourage them to try it, reading has the power to “Build a Better World” which is the summer reading program theme for this year.
The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program, (IMLS) Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education, Sonic-America’s Drive-In, Corp, (ODL) Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the City of Chickasha, and the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library.

by Youth Services Librarian Courtney Mayall

http://www.slj.com/2010/11/students/summer-reading-programs-boost-student-achievement-study-says/#

 

Tai Chi: Moving For Better Balance

OHAI Upcoming Class

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

The movements of the Chinese martial arts Tai Chi can help seniors reduce the risk of falling, increasing balance, and increasing flexibility. This six-week class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. It does not matter how strong, flexible, or active you are as Tia Chi is designed for people at all levels of health.

How To Sign Up

To register, contact OHAI Central at (405)271-6424 or CentralOHAI@ouhsc.edu. You need to be registered in order to attend.

Classes will be at the Chickasha Public Library

527 W Iowa Ave

Chickasha, OK 73018

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Starting March 21st

What To Bring

Participants are encouraged to bring pen and paper for taking notes, a bottle of water, and non-skid shoes. OHAI will provide take-home materials for all information covered in class.

Walk Away With Tools For:

  • Improving Balance and Posture
  • Strengthening Muscles
  • Improving the Quality of Sleep
  • Enhancing Stamina
  • Increasing Energy Levels
  • Relieving Stress
  • Improving Cardiovascular Functions
  • Lowering High Blood Pressure
  • Reducing Arthritic Symptoms by Increasing Flexibility & Mobility
  • Reducing the Risk of Falling and the Fear of Falling

This information and these classes are brought to you by Central OHAI Center of Healthy Aging.

1122 NE 13th St., Suite 186

Oklahoma City, OK 73117

405-271-6424

CentralOHAI@ouhsc.edu

OHAI.org

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) is a program of the Donald W Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine of The University of Oklahoma and is supported by the Donald W Reynolds Foundations.