Let's Talk About It Oklahoma Spring Series
Join us for the next series in our book discussion group as the library proudly hosts Let's Talk About It Oklahoma with a theme of The Oklahoma Experience: ReVisions, a look at the history of Oklahoma through the eyes of late 20th century authors.
Let's Talk About It Oklahoma is a program of Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding provided by Kirkpatrick Family Fund and the Inasmuch Foundation.
Financial Fitness Classes Offered
As you think about getting out of high school and heading to college, tech school, or your career, have you ever wondered how to set up a budget, a long-term financial plan or set financial goals? Only about 30% or people do. The library will be hosting a 6-week workshop series in Financial Fitness, open to teens and young adults, age 16-24. This series is made possible through a grant from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through a partnership with the American Library Association.
eBooks and Audiobooks
Have you checked out our eBooks and Audiobooks collections on Overdrive yet? Available to all library patrons and no late fees!
Blackwell Public Library Recent Additions
Stop by the library and pick up your awesome 2019 calendar! At the bottom of the calendar are 33 different reading choices. Choose any five books to read, fill in the challenge card, and return to the circulation desk. You can win a browsing bag with goodies or choose a…Read More
Honk and Holler returns Billie Letts’ readers to the mythical town of Sequoyah, Oklahoma, where Novalee Nation presumably still lives (or will live) after putting her life together in Where the Heart Is. In this novel, the focus is on different characters whose lives intersect in 1985. The immediate setting is a…Read More
Toward the end of Pushing the Bear, one character reflects that the women of the Cherokee, in their “behind-the-scenes” way, would probably assign the new lands and enforce the laws in the Territory. The Choctaw, another tribe displaced from the Southeast, have a strong tradition of women participating in important decisions. …Read More
One of the more interesting chapters in Red Dirt reflects on the kind of people who pushed their way to the frontier, those who stubbornly fought the elements and other humans to make a place for themselves. These Scots-Irish, the author’s ancestors, were also among those who hung on, clinging…Read More
Rilla Askew began her first novel, The Mercy Seat, with a meditation on Oklahoma: “It’s name first in English was Indian Territory, and then, for a short time, it was called two territories, Indian and Oklahoma–meaning both the same thing, a redundancy–and then, again, it is one. The land book and…Read More