*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.
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.
The year 2020 is one that aims at massive changes to Oklahoma’s educational institutions, its public service sector, and even its governing bodies–changes that proclaim to be “data-driven” and “evidence-based” and that hold out the promise of an efficient, transparent, and equitable future. A new mode of social service finance and delivery – the Pay for Success contract (PFS) – is at the heart of these changes. This conference gathers together experts in social service finance (the PFS model), Oklahoma educators and policy advocates from PreK through university, journalists, and concerned citizens and parents in order to explore what effect these massive changes will have on Oklahoma’s children, on the quality of Oklahoma’s public services, and on the vitality of representative government in our State.
Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.
JANUARY 24 Friday
A fun themed time with preschoolers & friends;
balls, bikes & bounce, indoor playspace, storytime
& snacks. A time for moms to visit while boys &
girls enjoy age appropriate activities, no registration
needed; questions-call 918-594-5028.
First Baptist-Tulsa | 423 S Detroit| 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
(free FBC parking spaces)|www.tulsafbc.org
Location: Storytime Room
Playing is learning! Join us for a three-week play workshop series for parents and children ages 1-3. Each program offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere. Early childhood specialists will be available to talk about child development, speech and hearing, and music and movement. Acompáñenos a una serie de tres semanas para padres y niños. Cada programa ofrece oportunidades para que los niños interactúen con juguetes en un ambiente de grupo, y para que los padres consulten con los especialistas en el desarrollo de la niñez en las áreas del habla, audición, movimiento y música.
Playing is learning! Come and play with educational toys and make new friends in a laid-back play group atmosphere. We will have dramatic play centers, blocks and manipulatives, transportation toys, music, puzzles and gross-motor toys for you to explore and play with your child! For ages birth-5.
Mini basketball, hula hoops, obstacle course, etc. Bring your own riding toys! FREE.
Location: Digital Literacy Lab
Join Carlos Moreno of Code for Tulsa as he talks about how the work of civic hackers in Tulsa are changing lives. This talk will be of interest to you whether you are a technology expert or enthusiast, or just want to learn more about how the internet works. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For adults and teens.