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October 2022
Stay tuned to the Library's event calendar. Many library programs are coming up in the next few months. 

Ongoing programs:
  • Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10 am.
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Beginning is every Monday and Thursday at 3:30 pm.
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Continuation is every Monday and Friday at 10 am.
  • Chapter Chat is at 6:30 pm on the last Monday of each month.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Are you looking to add to your personal book collection? The Friends of the Library’s fall used book sale is a great way to find lots of treasures! It will be held in the Library’s meeting room during regular business hours. There will be fiction books for children, teens, and adults, non-fiction, DVDs, and audio books.

Donations will be accepted as payment, and proceeds will be used to purchase new books and other materials for the Library.

Computer Q and A - Thursdays at 5

Do you have questions about how to use your computer? Bring your laptops, tablets, and questions to the Library on Thursdays at 5 pm to receive individual help! Library staff will available to answer questions one-on-one, on a first come, first serve basis. Whether it is using email, navigating the internet, or finding information online, Library staff can help!

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10 am! This program is for children 5 and younger, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

  • October 12th – Animals 
  • October 19th – Fire Safety – Fire trucks will come to visit us at Centennial Park
  • October 26th – Falling leaves & Halloween – dress up in your costume – we’ll be at Centennial Park

Let's Talk About It

The fourth Let’s Talk About It program will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room. Several copies of the book are available for checkout. Below is some information about the book and the speaker for November.

About the Book

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose—is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation.

Though generations have passed, the town of Pluto continues to be haunted by the murder of a farm family. Evelina Harp—part Ojibwe, part white—is an ambitious young girl whose grandfather, a repository of family and tribal history, harbors knowledge of the violent past. And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth.

Bestselling author Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long. (Summary from

About the Speaker

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan is a professor at Rose State College, Midwest City, OK and taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma. Formerly, she was a professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature and her Masters in Postcolonial Literature and Theory at the University of Oklahoma. Author of several published articles, book reviews and editorials, she has edited Parchment of Kashmir, a collection of essays on Jammu and Kashmir, written four books, including The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism and Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir: Between Indian and Pakistan. Several of her articles have appeared in academic journals, newspapers and magazines in the United States and South Asia. They focus heavily on the political issues and strife of her homeland, Jammu and Kashmir, India, where she visits frequently. She has reading competence in Arabic and Hindi and is fluent in Urdu and Kashmiri.

Dr. Khan was recognized at the OK State Capitol for her human rights work in 2018 and honored by the Oklahoma League of Women Voters as one of the 100 Trailblazers for 2018. She was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award & Silver Medal for her national public speaking and her bridge building work at the community and grassroots level in the state of Oklahoma. She was also recently selected as one of The Journal Record’s “50 Making a Difference” for 2019 and “The Journal Record Woman of the Year which recognizes women in Oklahoma who epitomize leadership in both their professional endeavors and in the communities where they live.” Dr. Khan currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma. (Summary from Oklahoma Governor’s International Team). 

Upcoming programs:

  • 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. Generous funding and support for this series was provided by Oklahoma Humanities, 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.
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October 2022, Chickasha Public Library Newsletter

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