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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

Chris Armistead (President)

Sherry Davis (1st Vice President)

Brenda Coderre (2nd Vice President)

Tammy Sirmon (Treasurer)

Tonda Ames (Secretary)

Honorary Board Members:
Susan Babbitt
Stefanie Catlett

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
-- Back to the Books
News item: Aug. 2005: Chocolate Bake-Off & Summer Reading Winners
News item: Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec 2005: Activities
News item: June 2006: Snake Visit
News item: June 2006: Summer Reading Update
Preview News item: July 2006: Big Summer Party Aug 1st: Photos
News Item Aug 2006: Book Sale at Fair
News Item Sept 2006: Reading Program / Summer reading stats
News Item Sept. 2006: Birth - 5yr old reading program.
News Item Mar. 2007: Deadwood Saloon Murder Mystery Party
F.O.C.L. Membership Application Form

Friends of the Collinsville Library
1223 W Main
Collinsville, OK 74021

____Individual $5 .... ____Patron or Corporation $50
____Family $10....... ____Benefactor $100
____Donor $25........ ____Lifetime (individuals only) $250

___ New Member ___ Renewal

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(Please make checks payable to F.O.C.L.)

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Benefits of Membership

* Support YOUR Collinsville Library!
* Discounts to FOCL Events!
* FOCL Newsletter/E-Newsletter!
* Take part in your community and meet new people!
* Have fun! Volunteer!
* Much more....

COE Speaker Feb. 22

The Collinsville Public Library Comedy of Errors Book Club has invited Christian fiction author Terrye Robins to speak at their monthly meeting to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 1223 Main St. and the public is invited to attend. After the presentation, Terrye will be autographing copies of her new mystery novel, Trouble in Paradise, which will be available there for purchase. Hawaiian music, videos and treats will play a part in the festivities.

Trouble in Paradise begins in the charming town of Paradise, Oklahoma. Allison Kane is a third grade teacher by day and a sleuth by night. Her humdrum life is turned upside down when she becomes the obsession of an unscrupulous new neighbor. As she tries to unravel a puzzle that plagues her neighborhood, she is drawn deeper into the man’s sordid secrets.

An unexpected door opens and for a time, Allie is whisked away to the sandy beaches and clear blue skies of Hawaii. While there, she meets many interesting people, visits spectacular sites and finds an unusual way to help local law enforcement.

Her quirky Great-aunt Edith adds spice to the story with her funny antics. Allie’s unique and loving family will warm your heart.

The unforgettable characters created by talented author, Terrye Robins, will delight you. The Oklahoma hospitality and enchantment of Hawaii will leave you longing for more. When you combine generous portions of suspense with dashes of humor and add a sprinkling of romance, then you’ve got Trouble in Paradise!

Terrye Robins was born and raised in Oklahoma. She received numerous awards in music and writing while in high school. After graduation, she moved to Aiea, Hawaii, and worked in Honolulu. She served as a pianist and Sunday school teacher at a church in Kaneohe, a town on the windward side of the island of Oahu. After returning to the mainland, she married and had two sons.

Terrye obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in elementary education from Northeastern State University and taught school for several years. After leaving the classroom, she continued to share her love of books with others by opening a children’s bookstore.

She enjoys reading, walking, playing the piano and organ and spending time with her family and friends. She resides in northeastern Oklahoma and is currently working on the second book in the series, Revenge in Paradise.

For more information, please call the Collinsville Public Library at (918) 596-2840. If you can’t attend, please visit Terrye’s web site at, or visit Tulsa area bookstores to find out more about her and the book.

Sue Gray, Tulsa County OSU Extension Horticulturist will offer three workshops on gardening. Sue is a seasoned gardener and has many fresh ideas based on years of practical experience. The workshops will take place at the Collinsville Library, 1223 W. Main.

February 22 -- 6:30-7:30
Better Backyard Berries. Learn to grow a bountiful crop of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and grapes to feed your family with fresh fruit from a small space, where to place plants in the garden, and which varieties grow best in our climate.

March 8 -- 6:30-7:30

Growing More Food in the Garden For Year-Round Fresh Eating. Learn how to grow and harvest fresh vegetables all four seasons of the year in Northeast Oklahoma. Also you will learn a few season-extending ideas and tips on good vegetable gardening.

April 12 -- 6:30-7:30

Growing The Best Tomatoes. Learn how to prepare garden soil for terrific tomato growth this season. Find out which varieties grow best here and hot to keep plants healthy throughout the season.

March 14th, 2007: 11am Book Signing & Discussion at Library: "The Royal Air Force In Oklahoma" by Paula Denson. Bring a lunch if you wish. (More Information)