Bixby Library to Participate in Native American Celebration

On March 3, the Tulsa City-County Library will begin a monthlong celebration honoring the achievements and accomplishments of Native Americans. Programs will be held throughout locations during March.  All library events are free and open to the public.

The annual activities are presented by the library system’s American Indian Resource Center with the focus of offering family events that celebrate the history, culture, arts and achievements of American Indians.

Kicking off the events will be the induction of Dr. Henrietta Mann into the Circle of Honor on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

The Circle of Honor ceremony recognizes an American Indian for his/her achievements, including their action in the face of adversity and commitment to the preservation of American Indian culture.

Mann is a full-blood Cheyenne of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and was the founding president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College.

Additional March events are:
“Weaving Memories: A Day with a Kituwah-Cherokee Weaver”
March 10, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Collinsville Library, 1223 Main.

“Make and Take: Cherokee Pottery”
Join potter Crystal Hanna for native stories and hand-on pottery workshop. Materials provided.
March 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge.

“The Poison Puzzler Escape Room!”
The puzzle-loving villain who calls himself The Puzzler plans to poison the city’s water supply. Teams of up to five people are invited to search The Puzzler’s lair for an antidote. Visit or call Zarrow Regional Library at 918-549-7323 to sign up.
March 16 and 17, 45-minute sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

“Fourth Annual Preserving Our Tribal Languages Forum”
The Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission and the American Indian Resource Center will showcase the rich culture of native languages while focusing on native youth and children.
March 24, 10 a.m.–noon
Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

“Make and Take: Beadwork for Youth”
Join Stella Foster as she demonstrates how to make key chains, chokers and necklaces. Materials provided.
March 28, 4 p.m.
Kendall-Whittier Library, 21 S. Lewis.

“Storytelling with Will Hill”
March 31, noon
Suburban Acres Library, 4606 N. Garrison.

Updated 02-21-2018

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