Maybe I’m showing my age, but I just can’t get used to school starting so early. I’ve always thought of August as “escape to the mountains or a beach month”, and September as “back to school month”. I hope everyone has had an opportunity to escape the Oklahoma heat (even if it is with a good book in the air conditioning.) This month’s focus in adult programming is on reading, personal finance, and healthy meal prep. If you have any questions about the programs let me know at or 580.616.7183.

Learn to Meal Prep Like a Pro

Tired of hitting the drive-thru so often? OSU Extension Educator Lesa Rauh will show us how to prep healthy meals to save time and money. We’ll meet Thursday, August 1st at 5:30 PM. Registration is requested so be sure to email or call 580.616.7183 to reserve your spot. A Book Club for Every Reader

A Book Club for Every Reader

Thinking about joining a book club but not sure how to go about it? The library offers several book club opportunities. Books are available for check out at the first-floor service desk 3-4 weeks before each event.

  • Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Re-Visions is a scholar-led five-book series that celebrates the diversity of Oklahoma, highlighting the regional and cultural diversity found here. 
  • August 8, 6:30 pm: Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew
  • August 29, 6:30 pm: Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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  • The Great American Bestsellers Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 to explore the relationship between popularity and quality in American fiction from The Bay Psalm Book (1640) to recent bestselling authors such as Tom Clancy, Danielle Steel, and Stephen King. We will discover how these books shaped America with a video presentation by Professor Peter Conn and group discussion. This month’s work is Main Street by Sinclair Lewis..
  • The 2nd Tuesday Book Club meets at 6:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. If you like a wide variety of literature and lively discussion, then this is the group for you. This month’s book is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
  • The Eat Your Words Cookbook Club is for folks who love cookbooks, cooking, and eating! Participants check out a cookbook from the library’s collection to coincide with the monthly theme and prepare a dish from the book to bring to book club. Please only bring small samples to share. Books will be reviewed and dishes sampled. Yum! Don’t cook but still want to participate? No worries, we will find an easy no-cook recipe for you. This group meets at 6:00 on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Money Matters: Your Fiscal Strength

Take charge of your finances and learn your financial strengths and weakness in the first of a three-class series at 5:30 on August 15. Clients of Loaves and Fishes who complete the series will be eligible for extra points at the pantry. A light meal will be served. Please register at or 580.616.7183.