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

 

 

 

 

Closed Good Friday

We will be closed on Friday, March 30th and will reopen Saturday, March 31st at 9am.  Just a reminder that fines do not accumulate over holidays and if the book drop is full, please hold on to your items till we reopen.  Thank you and have a happy Easter!

March Woman-ness

Through out the Month of March we are voting on the most awesome woman there is in Fiction! So stop by the front desk and pick up your voting sheet today! or print off the voting sheet below and submit it to the library! or Mark a copy in Word and send it to bpesicka@cityofguthrie.com!

GuPL March Madness 2018 voting Round 6

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

For the April:

  • Monday’s 9am to Noon
  • Tuesday’s and Thursday’s through the 12th from 9am to noon
  • First Saturday and Tuesday 17th by Appointment Only
    • To make an appointment please call 282-0050 ext 3
      • Leave your name
      • Phone number
      • What time you would like to meet within our open hours

 

3rd Annual Crowns Tea

The Guthrie Public Library will host our 3rd Annual Crowns Tea.  Reservations are required.  Attendees must “dress-up” and wear a fancy hat.  For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 405-282-0050

2017 Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Annual Friends of the Guthrie Public Library Sale on

Friday, February 2from 7:00pm – 9:00 pm (Members Only).

Saturday, February 3, 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm – Open to the Public

at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.

2017 Friends of the Guthrie Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Guthrie Public Library Book Sale is quickly approaching.  On Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm is the Annual Meeting and Members Only Night.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm is open to the public.  The location for Friday and Saturday is:

Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall, 102 East Noble.

All proceeds benefit the Guthrie Public Library.  For more information call 405-282-0050.

Library Closed due to New Year’s Day

In observance of the New Year Holiday, the Guthrie Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 am.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma – LTAIO

 

Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma (LTAIO)

The Last book for this series is “During the Reign of the Queen of Persia” by Joan Chase

Joan Chase’s first novel is one of sisters, mothers, and daughters and—not least—their men, who can never compete with the fierce bonds that link the Ohio farm women of the Krauss family. Chase’s ability to give us memorable characters who revolve around their reigning “Queen of Persia,” old Gram, is partly the result of her unique point of view: the “we” of four young cousins who speak as one. In the midst of family feuds, divided loyalties, awakening (and souring) sexuality, and deadly illness, Chase does not allow emotions to sag into sentimentality or tragedy. A tart and rowdy humor presides over a book about survival through love.

Chase’s prose stretches from lyrical descriptions of nature o finely tuned dialogue for each character. The narrative goes back in time to Gram’s youth and unfortunate marriage; Dan’s courting of her daughter, Libby; then to Libby’s battle with her two girls, especially Celia, eldest and most beautiful of the granddaughters. Early in the novel we see Celia’s budding sexuality, breathlessly watched and envied by the three other girls. Mysteriously, her beauty fades with an early marriage; she leaves the farm only to return, wreathed in tragedy. The structure of the book is circular, beginning and ending with Celia.

The terminal illness of Grace, the favored daughter, unites the women, bringing Aunt Elinor, a New York advertising executive, back to Ohio to nurse Grace and convert her to Christian Science. Still, Grace dies, leaving her two daughters to Gram’s care, and her embittered husband outside the family circle. One of Chase’s messages is that constant renewal, the life force, is stronger than death or grief.

When Gram finally sells her farm to developers, she has no regrets, through her kin will feel the loss of their heritage. Her pragmatism may be a lesson to her daughters, but we also observe her nightly escapes to bingo and movies rather than to face a loveless marriage. The reader sees that survival has a price and may wonder whether or not Gram’s powerful personality stultifies or inspires the family members who continue to orbit around her.

Dr. Sara Jane Richter will be presenting. Pick up a copy at the front desk.