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

Dear Library Patrons,
The Chickasha Public Library is collecting stories from everyone who sponsored panels on the outside of the building. We want to eventually publish a compilation of why people chose these particular books, the meaning behind them, the people involved, and the reasons for participating in the panel sponsorship. That way, all of the stories from this community’s love of books and involvement with the library will be preserved.
To share your story, please email with any information you would like people to know about your panel and the books that were chosen.


Lillie Huckaby
Chickasha Public Library

  • To read the full August 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
  • 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.

Upcoming programs:

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

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

The second  Let’s Talk About It program will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 in the Library’s meeting room. Click here to read about this month’s speaker and book!

  • Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

  • 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.


Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - Beginning

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - Beginning will begin a new session on Monday, September 19. It will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 pm in the library's meeting room. Space is limited and registration is requested.
This session is designed for people who have not already taken beginning Tai Chi.

Coming Soon!

There are big things on the horizon for Grady County!  The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library is working with other community partners to bring an exciting program to our county.  Stay tuned for more information; our goal is to make it official in the next few days and go live with the program this fall.  
The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support our Chickasha Public Library.  We are proud to work with the Library to help bring programs and services to our community.  For more information on how you can get involved, visit our page on the Chickasha Public Library's website.

Betsy Phillips, President

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. 

Genealogy Workshop: Using the Chickasha Newspapers Online

Did you know that you can access Chickasha newspapers from 1892-2019 for free online? You can learn how to access this collection, search strategies, and more at this genealogy workshop on Tuesday, September 20, at 4:30 pm! 

Click here to read the full article.


Learning with HelpNow

This month’s database highlight is Brainfuse HelpNow, a free online resource with homework help, live tutoring, and more.

Click here to read the full article.


Healthy Living

Public libraries are essential institutions that have adapted to serve many different needs in their communities. Here are some of the ways in which libraries around the country are improving the physical and mental health of the people they serve. 

Click here to read the full article.
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