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7020 E. 38th St. (Multiple Locations-See Description) Tulsa Oklahoma

Phone Number: 918.664.8683


5666 E. 81st Street Tulsa Oklahoma

Phone Number: 918.481.1111


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Phone Number: 918.254.1988


2206 S. Lewis Ave. Tulsa Oklahoma

Phone Number: 918.746.4238


6421 E. 36th St. N. Tulsa Oklahoma

Phone Number: 918.669.6600

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All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 23 all-day

*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.

Paying for Success: How Social Impact Policy Transforms Education and the Public Sphere @ Central Library
Jan 23 all-day

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.

Program Highlights: 
Wednesday, January 22, 6pm, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,”
Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of
Thursday, January 23, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Special Session and Discussion: “On Oklahoma’s Changing Educational Institutions: from Common Core to Personalized Learning in a Digital Age,” Linda Murphy, Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Workforce Education and Training, and 30-year certified teacher.
Friday, January 24, 11am, Tulsa Central Library, Panel Discussion: “The P20 Pipeline: the Consolidation of Educational Systems from Preschool to PhD,” with panelists from Tulsa Public Schools, the University of Tulsa, and other education institutions serving the Oklahoma area.
Saturday, January 25, Tulsa Central Library, Special Address: “Pay for Success Contracts and the Future of Education, Work, and Social Vitality,” Alison Hawver McDowell, parent, education and justice advocate, and author of
Additional sessions on topics of special interest will be posted on Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good Facebook page.
Free and Open to the Public.
Organized by: Society of Oklahomans United for Liberty and the Public Good (SOULPG)
Snow Leopard Days at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 23 all-day

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 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

Homeschool Skate @ Wheels and Thrills
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Dec 19, 1-3pm Cookie Decorating

Jan 6, 12-2 Crazy hat day, prizes will be awarded

Jan 23, 1-3pm Pretzel decorating

Feb 3, 12-2pm Bring a Friend get a treat

Feb 20, 1-3pm BYO Sundae

Mar 2, 12-2pm Backward shirt day, wear your shirt backwards and get a treat at the door

Mar 12, 1-3pm Magical Rainbow

Apr 6, 12-2 Superhero day, dress as your favorite superhero and get a treat.

April 23, 1-3pm Cookie Decorating

May 4, 12-2pm May the 4th be with you

May 21, 1-3pm Ice Cream Social

Safe Kids Car Seat Check @ Bixby Fire Department Station 2
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly!

Teen Lounge: Bleeding Coffee-Filter Art @ Judy Z Kishner Library
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:35 pm

Using markers, water and watercolors, we will decorate coffee filters and then transform them into colorful butterflies, snowflakes, hearts or bats. For ages 10 and up.

Origami for Teens @ Martin Regional Library
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Location: Conference Room

Practice the Japanese art of paper folding. Beware: it’s addictive! For ages 10-18.

Art Lab: Tin-Foil Texture Art @ Schusterman-Benson Library
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Make a tin-foil relief art. Great for kids and parents to do together, but fun for everyone! For all ages.

Digital Art for Teens @ Central Library
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Digital Literacy Lab

We’re exploring our creative sides with digital art. Come and use our drawing tablets, and see how the Digital Literacy Lab can help take your art to the next level. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register at or call 918-549-7323. For ages 13-18.

LEGO Club @ Glenpool Library
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an hour of free play for ages 5-11. Bring your creativity; we’ll supply the LEGOs.