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.

Winter Reading Challenge


December 1 – January 31, 2018

Its the Guthrie Public Library Winter Reading Challenge!

Get your bingo stampers ready because we are offering a bingo card full of task to complete.  This is your opportunity to win some awesome swag!  Winter Reading Challenge tools are available at the Guthrie Public Library.  For more information, please call 405-282-0050.

Lego Club

 LEGO Club: Create, Build, Learn, and have Fun! RSVP for this event. All Ages Welcome. Check our Calendar for dates and times!

Please keep your legos at home unless you wish to donate to the Guthrie Public Library.

Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more every Wednesday

from 10:30am. to 11 am

at the Guthrie Public Library.

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.

Guthrie Public Library is Not a Storm Shelter

The Guthrie Public Library is not a storm shelter.  Please develop a list of storm shelters/safe places.

Thank you.

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.

Looking for a Job or Want to Change Careers?

The Guthrie Public Library has partnered with LinkedIn, America’s leading employment agency, providing employment opportunities for every skill level.  To find jobs near fear and far visit our Resources page and choose the “LinkedIn” tab.