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Writer’s League – Saturday, August 23 at 10:30pm

Author Susan Gould will be there to share the work she has begun on a biography on Sheb Wooley.

People who have first-hand information regarding Sheb Wooley are encouraged to attend this meeting and share that information with Ms. Gould. As you may be aware, Sheb Wooley attended school at Plainview, northwest of Willow, and later became a well know recording artist.

Meetings: Friends of the Library & Library Board of Directors

The Friends of the Library meeting will be held this Wednesday, July 16th. The Meeting will start at 5 PM

The Library Board of Directors meeting will be held this Thursday, July 17th. the meeting will start at 6 PM


Topics of discussion include: the funding of library programs, the results of the summer reading program, the Tiger Den Game Room, and the current status of the library.


Both meetings are open to the general public.

Tiger Den Game Room

Tiger Den Game Room @ Margaret Carder Library
 A free video game room, open to the public!
 Opening May 19th
 Monday:         3 – 5 PM
Tuesday:          3 – 6 PM
Wednesday:    3 – 5 PM
Thursday:        3 – 6 PM
Friday:              3 – 5 PM
 What game systems do you have?
1 x Sony PlayStation 3
2 x Sony PlayStation 2
2 x Microsoft Xbox 360
2 x Nintendo Wii
What Games do you have?
We have well over 100 games for all ages. Many games of our games are listed in our library catalog on our website. Here is a direct link to the list of games we’ve added to our catalog so far. http://goo.gl/jcGxXF
What do I need to play?
You will need an active Library Account, and if you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent to come to the library and fill out a Permission FormGame RoomGame ShelvesGuitar Hero Display

Closed – Jan 22, 2014

The library will be closed Jan 22 for training. We will be resuming normal hours the following day.

We are upgrading our circulation software tonight, and will need to following day to setup and familiarize ourselves with the new software before we can check any books in or out.

November is Sci-Fi/Fantasy Month


Why is November Sci-Fi/Fantasy month? Well to be honest it is simply because November is one of our librarians’ birth month and his favorite genre of books are Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

So we had him put together a display of his favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. Whether you are new to the genres or a veteran, young or old, whether you like romance or action, whatever your tastes, you are certain to find something that appeals to you.

Featured Books include:

The Name of the Wind

Starship Troopers

The Eye of the World


Ender’s Game

The Black Company

Snow Crash

The Way of Kings

A Game of Thrones

Old Man’s War

…and many more

Southwest O.W.L.s Postpone Meeting

The November meeting of the Southwest Oklahoma Writers League will meet on the third Saturday, November 16th, instead of the second Saturday.

Judy Forehand will be sharing her experiences of writing and publishing her novel, The Ghosts on Cross Mountain.  Other authors have also been invited to tell of their new publications.

The meeting will convene in the basement of the Margaret Carder Library in Mangum, at 10:00 AM instead of the usual 10:30 time.

The public is invited.

Website’s New Look

You may have noticed that that our website looks a little different today. We have been hard at work these past weeks rebuilding our webpage from scratch. Our previous website had been a last minute recovery before we lost our hosting. However there was a fair amount of lost information and a general lack of maintenance for several month preceding the recovery, which had made the recovered site difficult to manage. It became apparent that it would be simpler to rebuild the entire site than to maintain it. While, we were at it we decided also updated the look and implemented some more modern web practices and features. We hope you enjoy the redesign and that it serves you better.