April 2017

Dear Readers,

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.

On April 1st at 10:00 we will hold our final Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book talk. Dr. Karen Neurohr from OSU will lead a book discussion on Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.

On April 4th at 5:30 pm Brad Simpson, a rep from Penguin Random House will be at the Enid Public Library to present a Book Buzz on new books for Spring 2017. He brings his extensive knowledge and an entertaining presentation, not to mention free books! You don’t want to miss out on this event. Did I mention that free books are involved?

On April 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm, the Enid Public Library will host a Fracking Seminar. The Oklahoma Sierra Club is sponsoring these statewide educational seminars. Discussion will include what fracking is, and what it does to our environment.

Quilting for Charity meets April 7th from 10:00-12:00. We are hand-quilting a throw for Compassionate Quilters of Enid, an organization that donates quilts to patients going through chemo and other treatments.  If you’ve never hand-quilted, this is a great opportunity to give it a try, and if you’re more experienced we welcome your help.

On April 8th our volunteer Jody will be available from 10:30-12:30 with free knitting and crochet lessons.

April’s Book Talk @ the Library will be a discussion on The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a 2006 memoir by best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson. The book delves into Bryson’s past, telling of his youth growing up in Des Moines, Iowa during the 1950s and early 1960s. The discussion will be held on April 11th at 6:00 pm. Copies of the book are available at the service desk.  If all of the copies are checked out, please ask to have the book put on reserve for you.

Tax season got you feeling a little perturbed? Join us at 2:00 pm on April 15th for murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge… Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd returns to life in a bold performance by The New York Philharmonic, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. This screening of the 2014 performance is presented in arrangement with Lincoln Center Local. This program contains language or scenes that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.

Adults Play, Too! Watercolor Pencils will meet on April 18th at 5:30 pm. We will utilize coloring sheets to learn watercolor pencil techniques in this relaxed workshop. Class size is limited to 12. Please register at the service desk, by calling 580-234-6313, or email mholmes@enid.org.

Join us for a Great American Cleanup Oklahoma event on Earth Day April 22, picking up trash on the bike trail. We will meet at the Cleveland trailhead at 10:30 am, have a quick meeting at the shelter and then head out to be good stewards of our community. When finished we will meet up again at the shelter to discuss what we learned, and what other things we can each do to make the world a better place. All ages event, children must be accompanied by an adult due to street crossings. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Thank you prizes have been provided by Enid’s Chick-fil-A.

The Friends of the Library is looking for members to give them new ideas and to help out with events and promotions. The Friends of the Library of Enid, OK supports the library by:

  • Volunteering
  • Sponsoring events, workshops, and programs
  • Advocating for library funding
  • Financial donations & purchases for the library
  • Managing the Friends Book Sale, planning special sales, and fundraising events

The next board meeting will be at 6:00 pm on April 10th. This is a great opportunity to see meet other members and see what you might be interested in helping with.


Margo Holmes

Adult Programming and Development Coordinator, Enid Public Library

mholmes@enid.org        580-616-7183