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More About Collinsville, OK

Collinsville Carnegie Library

1223 W. Main

Collinsville, OK 74021
(918) 596-2840

Noon - 8pm

Friday: Noon - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

(Closed on Sunday)

Books, Tapes , Internet, Concerts, Magazines, Meeting Room
and more

Link to Collinsville's Official
Tulsa County Library Site
Friends Of The Collinsville Library
1223 W. Main
(918) 596-2840

Joy Rice (President)

Diane Schultz (1st Vice President)

Sally Bourbonnais (2nd Vice President)

Verlinda Norris (Treasurer)

Sherry Neph (Secretary)

Honorary Board Members:
Susan Babbitt
Stefanie Catlett

News item: Aug. 2005: Chocolate Bake-Off & Summer Reading Winners
Other Library Links:
Oklahoma Carnegie Libraries
Collinsville Library History
Official Tulsa Co. Library Site
News Item: April 2003 (Taxes)
News item: June 2003: (Bikes/Band)
News Item: July 2003 (Andy Payne)
News Item: July 2003 (Griffis/Band)
News item: July 2003: (Snakes)
News item: Aug 2003: (1940s USO Gala)
News item: Sep/Oct 2003: (Chili-Cook-Off and Reference USA)
News item: Dec. 2003: (Dogs and Paul Martin)
News item: Dec. 2003: (Christmas Activities)
News item: Mar. 2004: (Murder Mystery)
News item: April 2004: (Library Customer Appreciation Day)
News item: May 2004: (Will Rogers by Gene McFall)
News item: May 2004: (Avoiding Debt & Chautauqua Characters)
News item: May 2004: Summer Reading Program Kickoff
(& Hercules)
News item: June 2004: Concert on the Lawn: Electric Rag Band
News item: June 2004: D-Day 60th Anniversary Countdown
News item: July 2004: Concert In The Park (Tulsa Community Band)
News item: Aug 2004: Hawaiian Luau Gala
News item: Sept. 2004: Chili & Chocolate Cookoffs (Winners)
News item: Dec. 2004: Chamber of Commerce Library Presentations
News item: Dec. 2004: Silent Auction and other December activities
News item: March 2005: Bob Bonebrake Book & Geographical Survey Photos From 1870s, 1977 and 1997
News item: April 2005: 60th Anniversary of FDR's Death
News item: May 2005: Bench Dedication
News item: June 2005: Mystery Dinner & Patrick Chalfant
News item: Aug. 2005: 1960s "Blue Hawaii" Gala / Laua / Hula / Elvis
News item: Aug-Sept 2005: Activities + Robert James Waller
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2005 Events

Nov. 29-Dec10 2005 Silent Auction
Dec10 (10am-5pm) Customer Appceriation Day
C.O.E. Book Club
Dec10 (5:30-7pm) Special evening of Chocolate, mock Champagne & Chopin

Collinsville Library will host a book signing
by Owasso's Jane Waters (Nov. 15th)

Janey will discuss her book, Arms Wide Open: An Insight into Open Adoption.

We will have two book signings on November 15th ... one at 11:00am and another at 7:00pm in the Collinsville Library Meeting room. The Collinsville Library is located at 1223 W. Main. Use the entrance on 13th street at the west side of the library. The meeting room is located on the lower level.

For more information you may call us 596-2840.

Please join us and bring a friend. Email those you think might be interested in meeting Janey and exploring her book with her.

Book Discussion: "Arms Wide Open: An Insight Into Open Adoption"

Event Description: Jane Waters will discuss her new book "Arms Wide Open: An Insight Into Open Adoption." Waters is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has worked for more than 20 years in the mental health field. "Arms Wide Open" provides a window into the lives of young pregnant women struggling with the decision of making an adoption plan or becoming a single parent. It is a vital tool for couples considering open adoption and clearly outlines the emotional turmoil of the birth mothers and offers suggestions to help make an open adoption a positive experience for the child, the adoptive parents and the birth mother. You may purchase copies of the book at the presentation.

Book Discussions planned for:

Tuesday November 15 11:00 a.m. – Noon Collinsville Library 1223 W. Main 596-2840

Tuesday November 15 7:00pm – 8:00 Collinsville Library 1223 W. Main 596-2840

Wednesday November 16 1:00-2:00 p.m. Zarrow Regional Library 2224 W. 51st St 591-4366

Thursday November 17 11:00 p.m.-Noon Owasso Library 103 W. Broadway 591-4566

Thursday November 17 2:30-3:30 p.m. Martin Regional Library 2601 S. Garnett Rd 669-6340

Comedy Of Errors (COE)
Several customers have requested that we start up our book club again. We met in September with 3 people and again in October with 6 people….so we have decided to set a regular date and read until our little hearts are content!

Due to the Holidays we will not meet in November and will meet early in December … December 1st at 7:00 in the Collinsville Library meeting room. Our regular schedule with be the 4th Thursday of the month….so the first meeting in 2006 will be on January 26th at 7:00. I will email you later about the book for January.

We have chosen two books for our December 1st meeting. Both are short and you may select either or both. The first one is

Star Bright by Andrew Greeley and the other is When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber. The library has copies on reserve for you…so stop by and pick up your book / books. They will definitely put you in a Christmas mood. Macomber will give you several laughs while Greeley will cause you to ponder the true meaning of family and the Holidays.

In the past we have been know to read a book and then taken a road trip which corresponds to the book. We could do that again, we can take part in our adult winter reading program, and who knows what else we may decide to tackle.

I will have tea for all on December 1st. When you read one of the books you will know why we are serving tea. Jann and Sherry I need your tea expertise! I do not have Jann’s email address so please pass this on to her.

I hope you can join us for the RETURN OF COE, a Collinsville Library reading club that began in the early 1900’s. Did you know that when the ladies of Collinsville decided the town needed a library they put on a shower for the library and asked every club in Oklahoma to send a book to the shower? Hence many of our first books were gifts from the whole state of Oklahoma or maybe Indian Territory. I will have to check the date of the shower to see if we were a state yet. I know the efforts to have a library started before statehood.

Bring a friend, sip some tea, laugh with Macomber, think about Greeley and relax for an hour or so in your library.

You will also be able to check out the items on display for the FOCL Silent Auction. Your own private guided tour.

Hope to see you on December 1st. Susan

Different Library Hours in December
We will be closed the following days for Christmas & New Years:

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, for Christmas Eve.
Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, for Christmas Day.
Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 for New Year's Day.

From Dec. 19 until Dec. 31, 2005, Collinsville Library will open at noon and will close at 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Friday & Saturday hours remain the same. Friday we open at 12 and close at 5:00 … Saturday we open at 10:00 and close at 5:00 Regular operating hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006.

All TCCL libraries will close at 6:00 M-Th December 19th – December 31st although several of the libraries have different opening times from CV.

2006 Events
(dates subject to change):
June 17th Murder Mystery Dinner - (Western theme)
August 5th Annual Gala (Theme: I Love the 1970's, 80's and 90's)
November 28th - December 9th, 2006 2006 Holiday Silent Auction
Attention Elvis Fans!

The Friends of the Collinsville Library will be auctioning off our life-size, limited edition Elvis standee during our Holiday Silent Auction (November 29th - December 10th). The highest bidder will get to take "Elvis" home!

Collinsville Library Commemorative Ornaments
will be available for purchase at the Collinsville Library after Thanksgiving. Ornaments are only $5 each. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Collinsville Library.

6th Annual Holiday Silent Auction - Nov. 29th - Dec. 10th

The Friends of the Collinsville Library are asking individuals, families, businesses, churches, clubs and organizations to donate holiday centerpieces, decorated table-top Christmas trees, wreaths or gift baskets for the auction. Please deliver your auction items to the Collinsville Library by 8PM on Monday, November 28th.

The Silent Auction will be held November 29th - December 10th at the Collinsville Library (1223 Main Street, in Collinsville.) You may stop in and enter your bids during library business hours. The proceeds from this auction will be used for F.O.C.L. projects. Please call the library at 596-2840 for more information.

F.O.C.L. presents Customer Appreciation Day!

Stop by the Collinsville Library between 10AM and 5 PM on Saturday, December 10th and let us say thank you for supporting your library this year! We will have cider, cookies and candy canes for everyone. This is also the last day to bid on silent auction items and a great opportunity for you to purchase a commemorative ornament.

We hope to see you there!
FOCL invites you to a special evening of Chocolate, mock Champagne & Chopin

December 10th ~ 5:30 -7:00 PM
At the Collinsville Library (1223 Main Street in Collinsville, OK)

Please join us for an evening that is sure to delight everyone! Enjoy gourmet chocolate goodies and mock champagne punch while local musicians perform classical and holiday favorites. This is also your chance to do some last minute bidding as we have extended the Silent Auction hours for this event.

This is event is FREE to the public. Attire is Dressy-Casual. Please call 596-2840 for more information.

Archived Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec 2005 Info