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July 2022
Library director Lillie Huckaby presents a letter to library patrons.

Greetings Patrons,
I hope you’re staying cool in this dangerously hot weather.
I would like to introduce you to our Library Board. Mrs. Abera Alexander is our newest Library Board member. Erin Glass is the President, Joyce Witte is the Vice-President,
Giselle Durbin is the secretary, Debra Blaylock, Miranda Molder, Annick Bellemain, Sharon Storms, and Brenda Brown.
The Library Board meets quarterly. The responsibility of the Library Board is to advise the Library Director,
to represent the citizens of the City, and to set policies for the Library. The Mayor appoints people to the library board for three-year terms.
Here is the link to the Library Board page on the Library’s website.
I would like to thank the Library Board for their diligence, thoughtfulness, and efforts. Thank you, Library Board.
Lillie Huckaby
Chickasha Public Library

  • To read the full July 2022 newsletter, follow this link.
  • Stay tuned to the Library's event calendar. Many library programs are coming up in the next few months. 
  • Newspaper Digitization Project
  • Building Resilience Through Playfulness Saturday July 23 from 10 AM – 12 PM. For more details, visit this link
  • Let's Talk About It book club discussion series information here.

Let's Talk About It

The Chickasha Public Library will host Let’s Talk About It, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities that will take place on the first Thursday of each month from August until December. This is a book discussion series designed for adults 18 and older who are interested in reading, learning, and discussing their thoughts and ideas with others. The topic of this program is Civil Rights and Equality: A Pulitzer Prize Centennial Series, and each month will focus on a different book that explores that theme.

According to the Oklahoma Humanities website, “The five Pulitzer Prize-nominated or -winning books in this series all work toward that same goal: trying to better help us understand our American context and our own unrealized ideals by immersing us in specific historic or contemporary moments, with fully realized individuals experiencing inequality.” The order of the books was chosen because each builds upon literary themes from the previous books, leading to a meaningful conclusion.

Each monthly program will feature a presentation by a scholar focusing on a specific book, as well as a small group discussion where participants will be able to discuss that book with others. All programs will be held from 6:30-8:30 at the Chickasha Public Library, located at 527 Iowa.

  • Thursday, August 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

         The Known World by Edward P. Jones, presented by Dr. Kalenda Eaton

  • Thursday, September 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

          Native Guard by Natasha Tretheway, presented by Dr. Harbour Winn

  • Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

          Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle, presented by Dr. Lloyd Mussleman

  • Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8:30 pm

          The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich, presented by Dr. Nyla Khan

  • Thursday, December 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

          Behind the Beautiful Forevers by K. Boo, presented by Dr. Ken Hada

Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. To register, visit the Chickasha Public Library in person, call 405-222-6075, or email with your name, phone number, and which dates you would like to attend. Several copies of each of these books are also on display and available to check out from the library.

The Chickasha Public Library received a matching grant from Oklahoma Humanities for this program. Additional funding and refreshments are being provided by the Friends of the Library. Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Generous funding and support for this series was provided by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma City University. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Click here to find more information about the book and speaker for August's Let's Talk About It program!

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - Continuation

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - Continuation is at 10 am on Wednesdays and Fridays in the library's meeting room. Wednesday mornings there will be a video and Fridays will be live with Lillie. This session is designed for people who have already taken beginning Tai Chi.

Popular Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks and Digital Magazines Available Free 24/7 on the Oklahoma Virtual Library

Are you using Libby to access the Oklahoma Virtual Library? Learn how to access thousands of digital resources in this article.

Library Programs and Services for Young Children

The Chickasha Public Library now offers various early literacy services for children and their caregivers. In addition, we have Storytime Kits available for checkout and grab-and-go craft bags available for those that visit the library.

The library meeting room is transformed into a pop-up come-and-go early literacy and sensory exploration space on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Multiple stations will be set up for children and caregivers to explore, play, and learn together.

Storytime at the Park are Wednesdays at 9:30 am at Centennial Park, located at 801-899 7th St., Chickasha. Youth Service Librarian Courtney Mayall will present a program full of songs, stories, and activities for children five and younger and their caregivers. Weather permitting, this program will occur every Wednesday morning through the fall. 

Building Resilience Through Playfulness

Join Virginia Savage, LCSW, Art Therapist, on Saturday, July 23, from 10 AM – 12 PM and continue our conversation about mental health and how we can increase our ability to bounce back in these times.

Click here to read the full article.


Brainfuse databases are available!

The Chickasha Public Library now has access to three new databases: Brainfuse HelpNow, JobNow, and VetNow, funded by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries! 

Click here to read the full article.
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