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Idea Box: Hip-Hop

2019-04-27 00:00:00 2019-04-27 23:59:00 America/Chicago Idea Box: Hip-Hop Explore the sounds of hip-hop by engaging with our turntable. While you're there, take a look at the art provided by Black Moon Collective and Clean Hands. Located on the first floor. Central Library

Saturday, April 27
All day

Add to Calendar 2019-04-27 00:00:00 2019-04-27 23:59:00 America/Chicago Idea Box: Hip-Hop Explore the sounds of hip-hop by engaging with our turntable. While you're there, take a look at the art provided by Black Moon Collective and Clean Hands. Located on the first floor. Central Library

Explore the sounds of hip-hop by engaging with our turntable. While you're there, take a look at the art provided by Black Moon Collective and Clean Hands. Located on the first floor.

We're bringing hip-hop into the library during the months of April and May. Join us for a poetry workshop with nationally renowned poet and author Quraysh Ali Lansana, a hip-hop dance class and more! We'll even have a hip-hop concert in the garden, an event for the whole family! Check the April and May event listings for more details.

Central Library

Phone: 918.549.7323

Branch manager
Buddy Ingalls

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking rates & details.

Services

  • Audio Induction Looping, Auditorium Access
  • AWE Early Literacy Computer
  • Bike Locks
  • Business Center
  • Checkout laptops for in-library use
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Public Access Computers
  • Public Fax
  • WiFi
  • Wireless printing

Upcoming events

Mon, Sep 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Sing, dance and have fun with Mr. Benji. For toddlers to elementary-school kids.

Mon, Sep 23, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
Do you like glue? Do you like clipping things from magazines? Then you will love vision boarding! Join us as we collage our way to greatness. Registration is required.

Mon, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Everyone has a story to tell, but where do you start? Registration is required.

Mon, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early... more
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Sep 24, 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Water is precious. Bring your lunch and get tips from the experts on designing and maintaining a water-wise landscape.

Tue, Sep 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
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, Sep 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tandy Garden
Bring your babies for bubbles and books, and your toddlers for trikes and tales! Our songs, stories, games and activities will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Wed, Sep 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington – Main
This class will provide an overview of how to write a standard grant proposal to a foundation. Registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 25, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tandy Garden
Join us in the garden for the first in a trio of fall movies featuring some of the greatest monsters to ever hit the big screen.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Busy hands, busy brain! Preschoolers learn through hands-on activities. We will explore, experiment and create. Be ready to get messy!

Thu, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Read or listen to Nicole Chung's memoir "All You Can Ever Know" and then join us for a discussion of the novel. For adults.

Thu, Sep 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tandy Garden
Join us after school for some outdoor fun and games (weather permitting). For ages 4-10.

Thu, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
See a demonstration of our desktop router. We'll discuss how the machine works, software used and projects you can create. Registration is required.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
First Floor
Author Nicole Chung will discuss her memoir "All You Can Ever Know," answer questions from the audience and sign books. Copies of the book will be available for purchase... more
Author Nicole Chung will discuss her memoir "All You Can Ever Know," answer questions from the audience and sign books. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through Magic City Books.

Mon, Sep 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Sing, dance and have fun with Mr. Benji. For toddlers to elementary-school kids.

Mon, Sep 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the AEP/PSO Foundation Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! For adults and teens.

Mon, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early... more
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Mon, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Looking to save your family history in a more updated format? Learn how you can use our digitization equipment for your genealogy projects. Registration required. Register... more
Looking to save your family history in a more updated format? Learn how you can use our digitization equipment for your genealogy projects. Registration required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.

Tue, Oct 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Oct 01, 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Pocahontas Greadington – Main
Which bin? What then? Free mulch? Bring your lunch and get all of your recycling and green waste questions answered by the experts.

Tue, Oct 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
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, Oct 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring your babies for bubbles and books, and your toddlers for trikes and tales! Our songs, stories, games and activities will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Thu, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Busy hands, busy brain! Preschoolers learn through hands-on activities. We will explore, experiment and create. Be ready to get messy! For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Thu, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tandy Garden
Join us after school for some outdoor fun and games (weather permitting). For ages 4-10.

Fri, Oct 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Learn how to code at this workshop for women and girls ages 16 and up. Class size is limited. Apply for a spot at http://railsbridgetulsa.org. Attendees will need to bring... more
Learn how to code at this workshop for women and girls ages 16 and up. Class size is limited. Apply for a spot at http://railsbridgetulsa.org. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop.
Register

Sat, Oct 05, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Learn how to code at this workshop for women and girls ages 16 and up. Class size is limited. Apply for a spot at http://railsbridgetulsa.org. Attendees will need to bring... more
Learn how to code at this workshop for women and girls ages 16 and up. Class size is limited. Apply for a spot at http://railsbridgetulsa.org. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop.
Register

Sat, Oct 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Celebrate National Taco Day with a fiery fun program filled with dragon masks, taco crafts, music and a special reading of "Dragons Love Tacos"! For preschoolers and elementary... more
Celebrate National Taco Day with a fiery fun program filled with dragon masks, taco crafts, music and a special reading of "Dragons Love Tacos"! For preschoolers and elementary students.

Sat, Oct 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mervin Bovaird Foundation Large Group Study Room (222)
With Halloween just around the corner, come and write a spooky story to give your friends and family chills! Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For... more
With Halloween just around the corner, come and write a spooky story to give your friends and family chills! Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For ages 9-18.

Mon, Oct 07, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Zink Family Large Group Study Room (201)
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.

Mon, Oct 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Sing, dance and have fun with Mr. Benji. For toddlers to elementary-school kids.

Mon, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maker Space
See a demonstration of our method of screen printing in the Maker Space. We'll discuss how the equipment works, software used and what kind of projects you can make.... more
See a demonstration of our method of screen printing in the Maker Space. We'll discuss how the equipment works, software used and what kind of projects you can make. Registration is required.

Mon, Oct 07, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early... more
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Tue, Oct 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Oct 08, 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Pocahontas Greadington – Main
Low-maintenance, diverse succulents are hard to resist. Bring your lunch and get tips from the experts on keeping your succulents happy and healthy.

Tue, Oct 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
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, Oct 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring your babies for bubbles and books, and your toddlers for trikes and tales! Our songs, stories, games and activities will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Wed, Oct 09, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Come and learn the basics of creating interactive role playing games with Twine, a free web-based game development tool. Registration is required. Register online or call... more
Come and learn the basics of creating interactive role playing games with Twine, a free web-based game development tool. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For adults.

Wed, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tandy Garden
Join us in the garden for the second in a trio of fall movies featuring some of the greatest monsters to ever hit the big screen.

Wed, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab (311)
Are you new to the field of grant seeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.... more
Are you new to the field of grant seeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. Registration is required.

Thu, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Busy hands, busy brain! Preschoolers learn through hands-on activities. We will explore, experiment and create. Be ready to get messy! For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Thu, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tandy Garden
Join us after school for some outdoor fun and games (weather permitting). For ages 4-10.

Thu, Oct 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Maker Space
Do you need community service hours? The holiday season is coming up, and we're making cards for children in hospitals as way to give back and spread encouragement.... more
Do you need community service hours? The holiday season is coming up, and we're making cards for children in hospitals as way to give back and spread encouragement. Registration is required.

Thu, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
See a demonstration of our 3D printer. We'll discuss how the printer works, software used and 3D projects done by other customers. Registration is required. Register online or... more
See a demonstration of our 3D printer. We'll discuss how the printer works, software used and 3D projects done by other customers. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.

Fri, Oct 11, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Bring a brownbag 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!

Sat, Oct 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for... more
Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

Tue, Oct 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
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.

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a bilingual storytime and an activity. Registration is required. Estamos celebrando el mes de la herencia hispana con cuentos... more
We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a bilingual storytime and an activity. Registration is required. Estamos celebrando el mes de la herencia hispana con cuentos bilingües y un actividad.

Wed, Oct 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Computer Lab (311)
Join us for an hour of games in the Computer Lab on the third floor. We're playing Minecraft and Roblox. For ages 9-15. Registration is required. Register online or call... more
Join us for an hour of games in the Computer Lab on the third floor. We're playing Minecraft and Roblox. For ages 9-15. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323.

Wed, Oct 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring your babies for bubbles and books, and your toddlers for trikes and tales! Our songs, stories, games and activities will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Wed, Oct 16, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Digital Literacy Lab (216)
Want to learn more about the AEP/PSO Foundation Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For... more
Want to learn more about the AEP/PSO Foundation Digital Literacy Lab? Come and see what we’re about! Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. For adults and teens.

Thu, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Enjoy popular autumn crafts with a science twist. For ages 3-12.

Thu, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tandy Garden
Join us after school for some outdoor fun and games (weather permitting). For ages 4-10.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Are you a romance lover? This book club is for you! Join us as we discuss "The Right Swipe" by Alisha Rai, a steamy romance about the pitfalls of modern dating and missed... more
Are you a romance lover? This book club is for you! Join us as we discuss "The Right Swipe" by Alisha Rai, a steamy romance about the pitfalls of modern dating and missed opportunities. For adults.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
See a demonstration of our laser engraver in the Maker Space. We'll discuss how the equipment works, software used and what kind of projects you can make. Registration is... more
See a demonstration of our laser engraver in the Maker Space. We'll discuss how the equipment works, software used and what kind of projects you can make. Registration is required.

Fri, Oct 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tandy Garden
Come to the garden to watch "The LEGO Movie 2" and play with our LEGOs (weather permitting). For ages 5-12.

Mon, Oct 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Sing, dance and have fun with Mr. Benji. For toddlers to elementary-school kids.

Mon, Oct 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
A RSVP/OSU Opioids Awareness Educator volunteer will educate and inform the community about the personal, family and community risks of opioids addiction. For adults.

Mon, Oct 21, 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Aaronson Auditorium (L01)
Join Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries for this lunchtime book talk series and discover your next read or dive deeper into a latest best-seller.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mary K. Chapman Children's Meeting Room (104)
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early... more
Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5! Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child's early literacy skills.

Mon, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center
Test your horror movie knowledge! Teams may have up to six players. For adults.