Dear Readers,

The coming year will be filled with activities for all ages at the Enid Public Library. Here are some highlights of upcoming adult programs and activities. As always these activities are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or comments about the activities listed please let me know by emailing mholmes@enid .org or calling 580.616.7183.

The Winter Read 2018: January 1-February 28. Beat the winter blues by registering for the Winter Read, where participants “read to earn” entries into a contest. Participants will receive one entry for every five hours of reading (or listening to an audio book). Registration will count as an entry, so be sure to stop by the service desk to register and pick up your bookmark reading log. Registration will begin December 28. Four winners will be selected at random from all entries received and will win a reader’s gift basket, filled with books and gifts sure to please. The drawing will take place during the Winter Read dinner 5:30 pm March 1, 2018. Be sure to RSVP for the dinner to or leave a message at 616-7183.

 Easy Yoga, the Secret to Strength & Balance meets at 4:30 on Tuesdays beginning this month. This video based course is designed for the beginner and may be practiced with or without the assistance of a chair.

The library will be hosting a Genealogy 101 series beginning in January. What do you know about your family? Where do they come from? What led your family to come to this land? This free series will cover all the basics, how to begin, which resources and websites are best. Whether they are conquistadors or curators you can find them here. The first couple classes are Thursday, January 11 and 25, from 5-6 pm. Call the instructor at 580-278-5016 for additional information.

Book Talk @ the Library meets at 6:00 pm on January 9 to discuss Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. “Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women’s history—that should never be forgotten.”—Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls. A limited number of books are available at the service desk for checkout.

Do you keep a journal? Would you like to? Here’s your chance to get started.  The Enid Public Library is pleased to announce Journaling in the Stacks, a new group that will meet monthly at the Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will share tips and tricks to help get you started and provide a space for you to work on your journal. This program is open to the inexperienced, slightly-experienced, and experienced. Bring your current journal if you have one.

Tai Chi returns to the library beginning Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 pm. Through gentle stretching and strengthening exercises we will work to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and prevent falls. This series is presented by Lesa K. Rauh, Garfield County OSU Extension and will meet each Wednesday.


Margo Holmes

Adult Services Programs and Development Coordinator