Great American Read focuses on “The Outsiders”

OutsidersThe Blanchard Public Library’s Book Belles book discussion group continues its foray into the Great American Read in February with a look at the S.E. Hinton classic The Outsiders. The discussion takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the library.

Claudia Buckmaster, Dean of Humanities at Rose State College, will lead the discussion, which is for ages 18 and up. A light meal will be served before the beginning of the discussion.

Copies of the book are available in advance of the discussion at the checkout desk of the library. Registration in advance of the program is not required.

The Great American Read is presented by Oklahoma Humanities and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries through a partnership with PBS and OETA. Books are provided by Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma and Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book. Any views, finding, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the program sponsors.

Science Museum to visit for an afternoon of “Animal Antics”

ReptileThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes the experts from Science Museum Oklahoma for its presentation “Animal Antics,” taking place at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the library.

It’s a lesson in creepy-crawly animals ranging from reptiles to amphibians to insects and a chance for participants to get hands-on experience with some of the animals. The activity is for tweens and teens ages 11 to 18.

Space is limited so registration in advance is required.

The program is presented thanks to the support of the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Start the week with the library at Family Story Time

Cartoon kidsThe Blanchard Public Library is bringing a love of reading and the library to its youngest readers at Family Story Time, with upcoming events scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on each Monday in February.

Each week’s Story Time will feature songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as sensory activities and craft projects.  

Young readers also get a great chance to practice their reading and make a new friend through the library’s Bow Wow Books program, offered each Monday during the month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Parents or guardians may sign their child up to read to a therapy dog in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Call the library at 485-2275 to reserve a session.