TulsaKids Staff

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Chuck Foshee
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Managing Editor

Betty Casey
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Tara Rittler
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Debbie Talley
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918.582.8504 ext. 208

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Danielle Hill
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Brandi Moore
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Lindsey Copes
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Calendar

Jan
24
Fri
All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 24 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 24 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 WrenchInTheGears.com
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 WrenchInTheGears.com.
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 24 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 tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

Storytime | Playdate @ First Baptist Church Tulsa
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

JANUARY 24 Friday
Storytime|Playdate
FREE
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

1-2-3 Play With Me Parent/Child Workshop Series @ Martin Regional Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Build A Reader 1-2-3 Play With Me Workshop @ Hardesty Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Location: Maple Room

Join us for a three-week series that offers opportunities for children ages 1-3 to play with fun, educational toys while parents visit with early childhood specialists. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323.

Family Play Date @ Owasso Library
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Happy Kidz Playtime @ Jane A. Malone Center in Chamberlain Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Mini basketball, hula hoops, obstacle course, etc. Bring your own riding toys! FREE.

Tech Talk: Civic Hacking @ Central Library
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

Chicks Knit and Lit @ Glenpool Library
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring your own project and join us for good talk, laughter and fun. It’s not just knitting anymore. We also have people who sew, crochet, and do scrimshaw and leather work too. For adults.