Author: Karen Moult
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Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.
As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.
The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.
Explore the fascinating history of labor in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s state motto is “Labor Omnia Vincit,” Latin for “Labor Conquers All.” From the Oklahoma History Center of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this exhibit explores the variety of opportunities and resources that contributed to the growth and diversity of the state. Some of the topics include agribusiness, entertainment, public service, retail and oil. Exhibit is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute.
Parent/guardian completes information sheet on each child. Resident $3/letter; Non-Resident $4/letter
Families can capture the magic of the holidays and whisper Santa their wishes.
Made with extra ingredients like shaving cream and lotion, this slime is soft, smells good, and is extra thick and fluffy. Supplies are limited on first-come-first-serve basis. For ages 9 and up.
Get crafty by making greeting cards for the holiday season. A silk screen print kit will be available to make your own custom-made designs. For ages 13-18.
It’s beginning to look a lot like glitter (and paint and fabric glue). Dress in your messy clothes for this Christmas project. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to register. For elementary students.
Fall in love with the magic found in children’s books! Join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. under the Reading Tree, and every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in ONE Boathouse for Story Time from guest readers.
Play games on the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.
Location: Maker Space
Do you need community service hours? The holiday season is coming up, and we’re making cards for children in hospitals as a way to give back and spread encouragement. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.