Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma!

Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussions are starting at the library. To go with the theme of the Smithsonian Exhibit, this year’s theme is ‘Working to Survive: Surviving to Work’. Our first discussion will be August 8th at 5:30 pm. Our first book on this year’s list is ‘The Jungle’ by Upton Sinclair. The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power.

Discussions for Let’s Talk About It begin at 5:30 p.m.

August 8th
The Jungle
by: Upton Sinclair
Rebecca Jacob-Pollez

November 7th
Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street
by: Herman Melville
John Morris

September 5th
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
David Fennema

December 5th
The Cliff Walk: A Job Lost and a Life Found
by: Don J. Snyder
Bruce Treadaway

October 3rd
Nickel and Dimed – On (Not) Getting By In America
by: Barbara Ehrenreich
Margery Kingsley

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

The Way We Worked

Opening weekend for the Smithsonian Exhibit ‘The Way We Worked’ was a great success!

But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it over the weekend, the Exhibit will be at the Rock Island Depot until September 8th and open to the public during library hours (M,W,Th,F 9a-4:30p / Tu 9a-7p / Sat. 9a-noon).

Supplementing the Smithsonian Exhibit are displays and information from the state, county and local community. Be sure to come by and check it out!

Thanks to Monica Bartling and the army of volunteers that put this all together!

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

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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

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?

March Storytime Reading Winners

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

In honor of Read Across America, and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the library encouraged children who attended the annual Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration to asked to be read to everyday in March. The children kept track of days they were read to with a sticker log, and then returned the sticker log to be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Congratulations!

  • Kayleigh Brown
  • Aspyn Fox
  • Kenedi Rayne

These sweet girls won great new books provided by Friends of Waurika Public Library, jump passes to Jump For Joy Party Play Center in Wichita Falls, TX, and a free sonic gift card provided by Waurika Sonic.

 Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration 2015