Author Gary D. Conrad

May 10th at 6:00 p.m., the Waurika Public Library welcomes author Gary D. Conrad. Mr. Conrad will be giving a presentation about his writing experiences and have books available for purchase. We will have snacks and Mr. Conrad will be available to sign books.

Gary D. Conrad lives with his wife, Sheridan, and their dogs, Inky and Karma, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Mr. Conrad is an emergency and integrative physician, and his interests include Tibetan rights, meditation, the music of Joseph Haydn, organic gardening, choral work and wilderness hiking.
Gary Conrad

Murder on Easter Island Oklahoma Is Where I Live The Lhasa Trilogy

Donate using Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchases can go to benefit the Friends of the Library?  Use this link to login with your Amazon account and .5% of your purchases will be automatically donated to the FRIENDS.

Amazon Smile

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0811372

Summer Reading Program 2016

Summer Reading Program

This summer we’re all about fitness.

Waurika Public Library will again join with other local organizations, groups and businesses to offer daily summer programming and lunch for children.

Children who have completed Pre-K – entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to participate in programming and ANY school aged child is invited to come eat lunch.

This year’s Program is scheduled to begin June 6th and conclude July 29th.  The Program will be held M-F, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  There will be no programming on July 4th.

You can get more information, including registration forms, by clicking here.

National Reading Month

The month of March is National Reading Month! Tuesday, March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, the Waurika Public Library will be inviting local Head Start children from Waurika and Temple. The Friends of Waurika Public Library will be providing cupcakes for the children as well as reading and Dr. Seuss related activities. The event will begin at 10:00 am. Children that would normally be attending Story Time are welcome to participate as well.

DrSeuss

Meet and Greet!

Please join us at the Waurika Public Library at 5 p.m. on January 19th as we welcome our new librarian, Darren Biby. Darren grew up in Waurika and graduated from Waurika High School in 1992. After graduation, he attended Oklahoma State University and majored in Computer Science. Previously, Darren was the Purchasing Supervisor and Project Manager for Manheim Auto Auction in Ft. Worth Texas.

Waurika Public Library

Sponsored by:

Friends of Waurika Public Library

and

Waurika Public Library Board

 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Begins June 1!

every hero has a storyThis summer we’re all about heroes. And every hero has a story.

Waurika Public Library will again join with other local organizations, groups and businesses to offer daily summer programming and lunch for children.

Children who have completed Pre-K – entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to participate in programming and ANY school aged child is invited to come eat lunch.

What are your Superpowers? Can you:

  • Lay magical eggs
  • Roar like a lion
  • Jump over tall buildings
  • Fly real high
  • Catch lightning bolts
  • Become as small as an ant

 

Get signed up soon!

Children must be registered to attend. It’s free to participate.

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair a success!

Despite unpredictable weather, and the cancelation of other planned events, the first Friends of Waurika Public Library Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! We appreciate the support of those who attended and found fabulous books for the little ones in their life.

The book fair grossed over $1,700.00. 40% of those profits will allow the library to shop scholastic and order new books for children and young adults. Woo hoo!

 

2014 Summer Reading Pictures

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The kid IS the rocket!

STEM in Summer Reading

Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services have provided funding from ‘The Kid IS the rocket’ grant for the library to purchase AWESOME materials to incorporate more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into summer programs. Kids attending 2015 summer programs will use the following materials to build, perform, video, and edit a summer skit.

  • Mr. McGroovy’s Rivets
  • Apple ipads
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paint

 

More about STEM

What are Mr. McGroovy’s Rivets?!?

 

Upcoming book discussions

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma

Spring 2015, Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma Program

We are on summer break for books discussions, but will start back in August and continue our Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, discussion with a new theme.

Friendship

Sign up today to be notified when discussion books arrive!

  • August 25, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson
  • September 8, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  • September 22, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • October 13, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban
  • November 10, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- Recovering: A Journal by May Sarton

Here’s what OHC has to say about Friendship

Casual or intense, our friendships hold the power to enrich and sustain us.

Casual or intense, our friendships hold the power to enrich and sustain us. In them we discover, express, and measure ourselves; through them we grow. Yet these seemingly familiar relationships remain complex and various, opening to us a range of discoveries that carry us between solitude and communion–between aloneness and a sharing of self with others. For some people, perhaps more for men than for women, friendship is a matter of shared activity–a golf game, a theater outing. For some, it resides in fascination with what is different from oneself, while for others it thrives on shared interests and potentialities.

What does friendship mean to you? What is your favorite book on friendship?