Thursday, March 01, 2007

GTR | Library's American Indian Center Presents Festival

Families are invited to Tulsa City-County Library’s 2007 Festival of Words to learn the history, pageantry and triumphs of American Indians Saturday, Mar. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Central Library, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue.

The day starts with TCCL inducting Carter Revard into the Circle of Honor. The ceremony recognizes an American Indian for his/her achievements and contributions that have enriched others’ lives.
TCCL established the American Indian Resource Center to provide a support system for this often overlooked segment of the community and to highlight its history and culture. The library has an extensive collection of books and media by and about American Indians.

Sponsored by The Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation, Robin Ballenger, Cherokee Builders Inc., Bank of Oklahoma, Dr. Frank and Mary Shaw, Southwood Landscape and Nursery, Tulsa World, Tulsa Library Trust, and the Tulsa City-County Library’s American Indian Resource Center.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., families can participate in different craft, storytelling and dancing demonstrations. All programs are free and open to the public. Examples are Children’s Crafts – 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Third floor – Beaded turtle, turtle stick magnets and Osage color words booklet, and a History of the Perryman Family, 11:45 – 12:45 p.m. in the Lecture Room, first floor. Join Robert Trepp and learn about the fascinating history of the Perryman Family.

For more information on TCCL’s American-Indian programming and resources call (918)596-7977, or visit the library’s Web page,

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