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April Events

For Adults


Fiction Addiction Book Club Monday, April 15 • 6-7 p.m. Love talking about books? So do we! Join us to discuss “The Dream Daughter” by Diane Chamberlain. Reserved copies of the book are available at the desk. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For adults.


Opioids: Awareness and Prevention –A National Epidemic Monday, April 29 • 6-7 p.m. A RSVP/OSU Opioid Awareness Educator volunteer will inform attendees about the personal, family and community risks of opioid medication use that has been declared a national epidemic. Sponsored by Oklahoma State University’s Cooperative Extension Service and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Tulsa. For adults.


For Teens


Teen Book Club Tuesday, April 2 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. We’ll discuss “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. This classic coming-of-age novel is set in Oklahoma, and focuses on the Greasers, particularly lower-class Ponyboy Curtis, and their struggles with the upper-class Socs. We will discuss the book’s characters and themes so make sure you’ve read the book before you come. Please request your copy through the library’s catalog or feel free to bring your own. Registration is required. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 13-18.


For Children


Build A Reader Storytime: Babies & Toddlers Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 • 10-10:25 a.m. & 10:30-10:55 a.m. Ready, set, READ! This beginning storytime focuses on helping your baby or toddler develop

important literacy skills while emphasizing the fun of reading. For ages birth-2.


Build A Reader Storytime: Preschool Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 • 10-10:25 a.m. & 10:30-10:55 a.m. The best in children’s literature, songs, games, finger plays, rhymes and other reading-related activities are shared with your preschooler. For ages 3-5.


Build A Reader: Stay and Play Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 • 11-11:25 a.m. & Wednesdays April 3, 10, 17, 24 • 11-11:25 a.m. Playing is learning! Join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills. For ages birth-5.


PAWS for Reading

Wednesday, April 10 • 4-5 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation through the Tulsa Library Trust. Registration is required; class size is limited. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or by calling 918-549-7323. Please register each child individually.


Build A Reader Storytime: Family/Bedtime Stories Thursday, April 11 • 6:30-7 p.m. Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas!


Celebrate Children’s Day –Kids Read: FREE READ Festival Thursday, April 18 • 6-7 p.m. Kids ages 7 to 10 are invited to take a journey of awesome books and learn how to find and choose books they will LOVE! Games, door prizes and refreshments will round out the fun!


Touch-a-Truck Saturday, April 27 • 10 a.m.-noon The library’s parking lot will be transformed into a truck “petting zoo.” Bring the entire family to explore big trucks and vehicles at this free outdoor event. Children of all ages can see familiar and not-so-familiar vehicles up close. They can touch, explore and sit in the driver’s seat of vehicles they see every day on our roads. We’ll also have local food vendors, live music and fun giveaways!


The Owasso library is located at 103 W Broadway St.