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Poetry Reading

Dorothy Alexander and Ken Hada

March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Dorothy Alexander

LESSONS FROM AN OKLAHOMA GIRLHOOD

Dorothy Alexander is a poet, publisher and storyteller living in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, where she is the co-owner, with Devey Napier, of Village Books Press.  Art by Oklahoma Women

She has published three collections of poetry in the past six years:  “The Dust Bowl Revisited”, “Borrowed Dust”, and “Rough Drafts”.  She also writes non-fiction stories and essays, and has edited two collections of oral history of her home community in western Oklahoma.

Ken Hada not quite pilgrims
“Ken Hada’s Not Quite Pilgrims presents a natural world brimming with promise: there are owls in the trees, trout in the rivers, and wild geese in “feral skies”; there is a “chestnut mare” leaning over the fence that contains her; there is the weighted and meaningful “stillness of stars.” In such a place, … Continue reading

Ken Hada is a poet and professor at East Central University where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. Ken finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. His work has received the 2017 SCMLA Poetry Prize, has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, received the Western Heritage Award, named finalist for the Spur Award and three-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards. In 2017 Ken graciously accepted the Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. His published poetry collections include Bring an Extry Mule, Persimmon Sunday, Spare Parts, Margaritas & RedfishThe Way ofthe Wind and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill. He also has an ebook, Contour Feathers, and Way of the Wind is available in ebook as well. A popular reader of his work at venues around the country, Ken also helps to edit the journal All Roads Will Lead You Home.

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Learn to farm your outdoor space and eat what you grow

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Adult Classes: 

  • March 30th from 9:00 – 2:00
  • April 27th from 9:00 – 11:00
  • May 25th from 9:00 – 11:00

Youth Class: 

  • 3:30 pm Every Thursday from April 4th – May 9th

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STEM Kits

STEM kits are available to check out.

Code & Go Robot Mouse
This coding set for kids turns coding into a hands-on analog activity for tactile and visual learners.
Set: 83 pieces
Ages: 4+

Botley
The Coding Robot.
Program endless challenges with his 77 piece activity set.
Ages: 5+

Makey Makey
An Invention Kit for Everyone
Get kids thinking like real-world engineers with plenty of problem solving.
Ages: 8+

LEGO education
Each set includes required LEGOS to construct simple machines
Set: 396 pieces
Ages: 8+

LEGO mindstorms
This set enables kids to build, program, and test their solutions based on LEGO building bricks and real-life robotics technology.
Set: 541 pieces
Ages: 10+