Volunteers Wanted!!!!

Summer is just around the corner and the Library is in need of Volunteers for the months of June and the first week of July! If you decided to join us in out quest for an epic summer, you will get to see behind the scene action of the library.  Like how we make and create events for the public, how we come up with ideas about decorating the building, and much more! We take people of all ages, so even adults can apply!

If you are a part of the National Honor Society, Young Marines, or Junior National Honor Society you can easily get in 40+ hours of volunteer time in June alone.  Please consider us for volunteer hours this summer. If you are interested please print and fill out this form:

Volunteer Form

And For Adults Only:

Background Check Waiver Form

Once these are fill out return them to the front desk of the library to receive your ticket to Volunteer Training. We look forward to working with  you!

Zumba!

We now offer FREE Zumba Class on certain Friday nights! To find out when the next one is, check out our Facebook Events Page:

Facebbok Events Page

 

 

 

 

Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma – LTAIO

 

Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma (LTAIO)

The Forth book in the Series is: “Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories” edited by James Moffett and Kenneth McElheny

April 30th at 6pm at Stacy’s Place, 113 W Harrison Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044

The three stories being read are “The Stone Boy,” by Gina Berriault “A & P,” by John Updike “The Five-Forty-Eight,” by John Cheever. These three stories involve “making choices,” crystallized by a single fateful event, the consequences of which may not be fully resolved by story’s end. Such is the form of the contemporary story—to be finished in the reader’s own imagination. Further, the stories are studies in contrasts. Each narrator is at a different stage in life (childhood, adolescence, midlife crisis), in a different location (rural, suburban, big-city), and at a different economic level (living on a farm, working in a store, and working in a white-collar job).

“The Stone Boy” recounts a tale of two young brothers, Arnold and Eugie, involved in a shooting accident while they are picking peas for their mother. After his rifle discharges, killing Eugie, Arnold continues to gather peas, then returns home to announce calmly, “Eugie’s dead.” The reader is left to judge the boy, the consequences of his actions, and his choice to withhold his feelings from his parents. We see there will be no psychiatrist, as in Ordinary People, to help Arnold and his family to communicate. No one knows how to share Arnold’s grief, and the story offers no signposts, other than everyday chores which need to be done, life which must continue.

Updike’s “A & P” depicts a rite of passage as 19-year-old Sammy tells of a crisis in his job as cashier at the A & P. Because of a decision by the self-righteous manager to banish three scantily clad girls from the store, Sammy, in one grand gesture, resigns. No one cares. Sammy rejects the ugliness of the A & P, but with humor and irony, Updike shows the dangers of idealism. Though his family is not present in the story, Sammy realizes he will have to account to them for his behavior. The girls trigger an action that is irreversible, leaving Sammy with the painful knowledge of “how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter.”

In Cheever’s “Five-Forty-Eight,” we ride with Blake, a middle-aged man, on his suburban train to disquietude. His is being pursued by a Miss Dent, whom he knows. Afraid, he’s sure that she plans violence, yet he tells us he’s an “insignificant man” whose briefcase holds no secrets. Gradually we learn he does have secrets, as he muses upon his loveless marriage, his adultery, his unhappy children. The latent danger he fears appears at last to seek revenge on his mean spirit, and we ponder Miss Dent’s surprising choice of action. In the last scene, she renders a lesson to one who exploits others. But will the incident make a difference in Blake’s behavior?

New comer Dr Nathan Shank will be presenting. Pick up you copy at the front desk.

 

 

Lego Club

Tuesday, March 13th & 27th from 1-2 PM. & Thursday, March 8th & 22nd from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.

Create, Build, Learn and have Fun!

Please keep your legos at home unless you wish to donate to the Guthrie Public Library.  Please RSVP for this event!

All are welcome!

Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more every Wednesday during the month of November.

from 10:00 am. to 10:30 am

at the Guthrie Public Library.

On Wednesday, December 20th will be our Christmas Party – please RSVP.

For more information, please contact Kris Kutay at 405-282-0050.

Guthrie Public Library- Its Where Information Lives

The Guthrie Public Library:

Its Where Information Lives.  

Come visit our physical location or our various information interfaces.

Free Drivers Education Training

Your driver education program contains the following state-specific information:
– 11 car practice tests
– 9 motorcycle practice tests
– 12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
– 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
– A FAQ  section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions

Reference USA: Your Business Interface

Comprehensive database allows you to check residential, business and medical listings across the country by name, address, telephone number or business code.  Everything you need to know about your neighbor, your grocery store or your dentist.  Business includes comprehensive company profiles.