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Books Come Alive and Local Authors Festival

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.

Friends of the Library to host fall $1 Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library will be hosting its fall ‘$1 Used Book Sale’ fundraiser from Thurs. through Sun., Oct. 4-7, 2018.  The Sale will be held in the community meeting room at the Library, located at 527 Iowa Avenue, Chickasha, OK.

The Used Book Sale will be open to the community on Fri., Oct. 5, from 10am-6pm; Sat., Oct. 6, from 10am-2pm; and Sun., Oct. 7, from 1pm-4pm.

REMINDER to 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 Thurs., Oct. 4, from 5pm-8pm.

NOT A MEMBER?  Annual membership fees are only $5 for Individuals, $10 for a Family and $25 to be a Patron!  If you purchase a Friends’ 2018-19 membership at the door on Thurs. evening, Oct. 4, you will be able to shop at the Preview Sale that evening, as well as at other Book Sales in the 2018-19 year.

Saturday, Oct. 6, is ‘Bargain Day’ with books on sale at half-price, and the books on Sunday, Oct. 7, 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 fall ‘$1 Used Book Sale’ are a free daily ‘Drawing’ for books and a ‘Silent Auction’ featuring several nice books on which to bid.

This sale will be the last opportunity to purchase some vintage (antique) books dated from 1950 and older.  A few books are pre-1900!

Donations of books and other items for the ‘$1 Used Book Sale’ are accepted throughout the year and may be brought to the staff at the Chickasha Public Library.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help set-up and/or work the book sale or who has questions about the sale may contact Angie at 779-6969.

Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase new books and materials for the Library.

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.

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:

10:00-12:00

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

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.

Impact Survey Results

Impact Survey results

The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, the University of Washington Information School conducted Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries, which was the first large-scale investigation of the ways U.S. library patrons use computers and the Internet at public libraries, why they use it, and how it impacts their lives. The study included a national online survey that yielded over 45,000 responses and four library case studies. It also piloted a local library survey for individual communities. Because the patron survey was such a success, the University of Washington Information School has extended the benefits of the Opportunity for All web survey by making the tested and validated survey available to all U.S. public libraries. Now public libraries can conduct their own Impact Survey at their library at any time.

How your community benefits from Internet access

Impact Survey Results