39th Annual Oklahoma Law Day

Every year, Oklahomans with legal questions may call a toll-free number from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and speak to an attorney at no charge. This year’s Ask A Lawyer event is Thursday, April 27…This year will mark the 39th year OBA members offered free legal advice to the public. Last year, two hundred and seventy-two attorneys answered 1,421 phone calls and 300 emails, in both English and Spanish, across 32 different different counties. Volunteers donated 483 hours in time and $72,450 in billable hours.
More Information on Law Day

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Child and Family Awareness Month

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Parenting can be hard and all of the stresses of day to day living do not make it any easier.  Check out some of the parenting materials available at the library as well as the following links:

Child and Family Awareness Month

Discipline, Parenting Styles and Abuse

Know the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse

Parenting 101

50 Ways to Be a Better Parent from Parents Magazine

Books, Books, Books

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Catherine Coulter’s Insidious brings you more FBI action and in Minerva Koenig’s Nine Days we have a different kind of detective – Julia Kalas, a short, round and pushing 40 criminal…in witness protection. Romance comes to the library in Carolyn Brown’s The Yard Rose, set in Terral, OK, Rosemary Well’s family saga, The Wedding Tree and Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible. Jim Butcher’s Storm Front and Fool Moon is great urban fantasy while Robert Charles Wilson’s Burning Paradise brings us an alternate history/alien invastion story.  Fans of classic science fiction will enjoy Ray Bradbury’s Golden Apples of the Sun. Stu Campbell’s A Young Cowboy’s Adventures and its sequel are humorous, coming of age stories. In Texas Tales Your Teacher Never Told You brought to us by columnist C.F. Eckhardt we get a mix of legend and fact sure to bring out some chuckles here and there. Finally, we have added Wayne Gard’s classic western history, The Chisholm Trail.

Books and More Books For Children and Young Adults

We added the inspirational Young Reader’s edition of William Kamkwamba’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It is an astounding account of what you can make of your life if you are willing to stick to your dreams, even when you have next to nothing to work with. We also added more Dr. Suess , the first ten books in the 39 Clues series and a new copy of Summer of the Monkeys. We have added Book two in Leila Rasheed’s At Somerton series – Diamonds and Deceit. It definitely has a Downton Abbey vibe with secrets and intrigue swirling around the upper levels of society and downstairs among the servants. We now have a combined volume of the first books in Heather Brewer’s companion series Chronicles of Vladimir Todd: Eighth Grade Bites and the Slayer Chronicles: First Kill. Last, but I’m sure not least, an inmate works inside a prison to bring justice to victims on the outside in Michael Frederick’s Already Bad, volumes 1 and 2 while he brings us a story from 1850s Virginia in Golly Springs.

 

National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week March 19-25! The Poison Help line number is 1-800-222-1222. We have free poison and drug safety handouts, Poison Hotline magnets and phone stickers to giveaway. Drug related poisonings cause nearly 700,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms every year and poisonings cause more than 35,000 deaths each year. To learn more visit www.PoisonHelp.hrsa.gov

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More New Books for March!

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We would like to thank  Charles R. Walker for donating a copy of his Vignettes of Orr History to our Reference Collection.  I hope he does another printing someday because we would love to snag a circulating copy.  Response has been very complimentary and everyone wants their own copy.  We would also like to thank The Kirkpatrick Foundation for donating a copy of their  Oklahoma Animal Study.

We received Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You Will Go and Horton Hatches the Egg too late to celebrate his birthday but we really should celebrate Dr. Seuss all year long!

Not all of what I call Carolyn Brown’s sweet “Healdton Trilogy” (probably most of world thinks of it as her Dreamers and Drifters Trilogy) made it out of cataloging for this picture but we do have all three – Morning Glory, Sweet Tilly, and Evening Star.  More romance can come your way with Dorothy Garlock’s Sunday Kind of Love and Shelley Shepard Gray’s Christian romance Christmas Bride in Pinecraft.

We replaced our copy of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a chilling novel about stranded schoolboys and their descent into savagery.  We added the YA novels The Outsiders and That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton and the first two books in Heather Brewer’s The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd.  Last but far from least we added the latest offering from Neal Gaiman – his retelling of Norse Mythology.

New Books!

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In the YA Paranormal genre we added Brittany Geragotelis’ Life’s a Witch and What the Spell and in Adult Paranormal we caught up on Angie Fox’s Demonslayer series.  For the thriller lovers we added Stuart Woods’ Below the Belt and James Patterson’s Never Never. For all our romantics out there we bring you Danielle Steel’s The Mistress  and popular Christian Romance writer Shelley Shephard Gray’s Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn.  We also added a new copy of Frank J. Dobie’s Tales of Old Time Texas and My Folk’s and the One-Room Schoolhouse from Cappers Press.