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A Pre-Statehood Passion

Libraries are a vital part of a community – a belief our state recognized from the beginning. Even before statehood, in 1890, the first legislative assembly of the territory of Oklahoma passed legislation to create the territorial library, and the state’s strong affinity for access to libraries began. Natalie Currie, director of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries – the entity...

Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Gala

The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is an honor given by the Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa City-County Library to one author each year. The purpose of said award is to reward and recognize talented, renowned authors who have ”written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature and letters,” according...

The Next Page

Oklahoma’s bookbinding community is maintaining history and creating masterpieces. For repairs and bibles, a local family-owned business in Fort Gibson is a hot-spot. Artur Bookbinding International was opened in 1992 by Zbigniew Niebieszczanski, or as the locals call him, “Dr. Bible.” Artur Niebieszczanski, his son, eventually became co-owner and carries on the family legacy. “I came along in 2015 to work full...