MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 28, 2013

‘True Grit’ contest to come to Fort Gibson library soon

By Rhonda Lee
What's new at the Q?

— Last week we had a great Creepy Critter program. We got to listen to Madagascar hissing cockroaches hiss.  They’re actually fairly loud. We saw a huge lizard called an Argentine black and white tegu as well as a Burmese python.

If you missed our Animal Tales program, you missed a great show. You’re in luck though, because they will be back in May to kick off our summer reading program.

In 2014, Eastern Oklahoma District Library System will participate in a statewide initiative designed to promote the reading of the Charles Portis novel “True Grit.”  One of the activities will be a “True Grit” Photography Contest.

We are working on a plan to offer a photography program to encourage the people of Fort Gibson to enter the contest. More information will be available soon.

Thursday morning at our normal story time we will be having a party. Story time is at 10 a.m. and is open to all children from infants to 4-year-olds.

Children are welcome to come dressed in costume if they would like.

Don’t forget, we have a teen program every Tuesday at 4 p.m. and an after-school activity for elementary kids every Thursday at 4 p.m.

We are anxiously awaiting the release of the second “Hunger Games” movie, “Catching Fire,” on Nov. 22.

We have several copies of the books and an audiobook, so if you have not read the books, now is the time to check out a copy.

If you go

WHAT: Q.B. Boydstun Library.

WHERE: 201 E. South Ave.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

INFO: (918) 478-3587 or at www.eodls.lib.ok.us/ft_gibson.html