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Books Sandwiched In: "Nomadland"

2018-11-19 12:10:00 2018-11-19 12:50:00 America/Chicago Books Sandwiched In: "Nomadland" Grab your lunch and enjoy a review of "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century" by Jessica Bruder, presented by Travis Lowe, assistant professor of sociology, The University of Tulsa. Central Library

Monday, November 19
12:10pm - 12:50pm

Add to Calendar 2018-11-19 12:10:00 2018-11-19 12:50:00 America/Chicago Books Sandwiched In: "Nomadland" Grab your lunch and enjoy a review of "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century" by Jessica Bruder, presented by Travis Lowe, assistant professor of sociology, The University of Tulsa. Central Library

Central Library

Aaronson Auditorium (L01)

Grab your lunch and enjoy a review of "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century" by Jessica Bruder, presented by Travis Lowe, assistant professor of sociology, The University of Tulsa.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

From the beet fields of North Dakota to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” author Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. 

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Upcoming events

Wed, Dec 12, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Maker Space
Wed, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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See a demonstration of our 3D printers and learn how they work, software used and what you can make with them. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.
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Thu, Dec 13, All day
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Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Thu, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Busy hands, busy brain! Preschoolers learn through hands-on activities. We will explore, experiment and create. Be ready to get messy!

Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Thu, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Are you a romance lover? This book club is for you! Join us as we discuss "A Princess in Theory" by Alyssa Cole, a contemporary romance about a scientist and a prince that is... more
Are you a romance lover? This book club is for you! Join us as we discuss "A Princess in Theory" by Alyssa Cole, a contemporary romance about a scientist and a prince that is sure to make you laugh.

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Fri, Dec 14, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
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Sat, Dec 15, All day
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Mon, Dec 17, All day
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Zink Family Large Group Study Room (201)
Mon, Dec 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Dec 17, 12:30pm - 1:15pm
New date Monday, December 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Enjoy a lunchtime, guided iRest meditation session with Mandy Eubanks from the EveryOne Yoga School. Learn techniques to incorporate into your daily meditation... more
Enjoy a lunchtime, guided iRest meditation session with Mandy Eubanks from the EveryOne Yoga School. Learn techniques to incorporate into your daily meditation practice. For adults.

Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Mon, Dec 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Enjoy a lunchtime, guided iRest meditation session with Mandy Eubanks from the EveryOne Yoga School. Learn techniques to incorporate into your daily meditation... more
Enjoy a lunchtime, guided iRest meditation session with Mandy Eubanks from the EveryOne Yoga School. Learn techniques to incorporate into your daily meditation practice. For adults.

Maker Space
Mon, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
See an instructional demonstration of how to screen print using stencils. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.

Maker Space
Mon, Dec 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn the basics of wrapping gifts in style. We'll provide all the supplies; just bring yourself and a gift you'd like to wrap! Registration is required. Register online or... more
Learn the basics of wrapping gifts in style. We'll provide all the supplies; just bring yourself and a gift you'd like to wrap! Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.
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Tue, Dec 18, All day
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Computer Lab (311)
Tue, Dec 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
This class is designed for new computer users who have little or no previous experience using computers, Windows, a mouse or the internet, and little or no knowledge of basic... more
This class is designed for new computer users who have little or no previous experience using computers, Windows, a mouse or the internet, and little or no knowledge of basic computer terms.

Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Tue, Dec 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
All skill levels are welcome to join us for this beginning yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Christine Von de Veld. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided.... more
All skill levels are welcome to join us for this beginning yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Christine Von de Veld. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided. For adults and teens.

Wed, Dec 19, All day
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Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Wed, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Great American Read invites Oklahoma libraries and other nonprofits to take a deeper look into selected titles from The Great American Read's... more
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Great American Read invites Oklahoma libraries and other nonprofits to take a deeper look into selected titles from The Great American Read's top 100 titles.

Maker Space
Wed, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
See a demonstration of our CNC wood carver. We'll discuss software, materials and how to use the machine. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call... more
See a demonstration of our CNC wood carver. We'll discuss software, materials and how to use the machine. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.
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Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Wed, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Dec 20, All day
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Fri, Dec 21, All day
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Computer Lab (311)
Thu, Dec 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Put your imagination to the test building your own world in the popular game Minecraft. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.

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Wed, Jan 02, All day
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Thu, Jan 03, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Thu, Jan 03, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us in the Maker Space Audio Lab recording studio for an introduction on the ways you can create your own podcast. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register... more
Join us in the Maker Space Audio Lab recording studio for an introduction on the ways you can create your own podcast. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online. For teens.

Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Thu, Jan 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us for this fun family event as we eat yummy popcorn, create supercool crafts and watch the action-packed "The Incredibles 2" movie! All ages are welcome.

Fri, Jan 04, All day
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Pocahontas Greadington – Main
Fri, Jan 04, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry requests the pleasure of your company at the Harry Potter New Year's Bash. Join us for an evening of enchantment and merrymaking.... more
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry requests the pleasure of your company at the Harry Potter New Year's Bash. Join us for an evening of enchantment and merrymaking. Registration is required.

Fri, Jan 04, 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Join animal experts from the Tulsa Zoo for a live owl demonstration! Learn all about owls as well as the other magical creatures housed at the Tulsa Zoo. Registration is... more
Join animal experts from the Tulsa Zoo for a live owl demonstration! Learn all about owls as well as the other magical creatures housed at the Tulsa Zoo. Registration is required and limited.

Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Fri, Jan 04, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Join animal experts from the Tulsa Zoo for a live owl demonstration! Learn all about owls as well as the other magical creatures housed at the Tulsa Zoo. Registration is... more
Join animal experts from the Tulsa Zoo for a live owl demonstration! Learn all about owls as well as the other magical creatures housed at the Tulsa Zoo. Registration is required and limited.

Sat, Jan 05, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Sun, Jan 06, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Mon, Jan 07, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Zink Family Large Group Study Room (201)
Mon, Jan 07, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Health care can be confusing. Not sure if you qualify? Not sure where to start? The folks at Tulsa Healthcare Coverage Program are here to help.

Maker Space
Mon, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hang out with fellow crafters, enjoy a spot of tea and craft your heart out, all while a favorite movie plays quietly in the background (with subtitles!). Registration is... more
Hang out with fellow crafters, enjoy a spot of tea and craft your heart out, all while a favorite movie plays quietly in the background (with subtitles!). Registration is encouraged. For adults.

Tue, Jan 08, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Tue, Jan 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
All skill levels are welcome to join us for this beginning yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Christine Von de Veld. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours! For... more
All skill levels are welcome to join us for this beginning yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Christine Von de Veld. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours! For adults and teens.

Wed, Jan 09, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Wed, Jan 09, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Want to learn more about the American Electric Power Foundation Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Registration required. Register online or call... more
Want to learn more about the American Electric Power Foundation Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Registration required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For adults and teens.

Thu, Jan 10, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Fri, Jan 11, All day
Come and pause a moment with us while engaging with our large-scale Zen Garden.  Allow yourself to stop and be still.

Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Fri, Jan 11, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bring a brown-bag lunch, craft or art project, and cozy in with us while listening to local orators delight you with some of their favorite reads. Light bites are provided!