Yukon library hosts adult fall reading program

‘Tails and Tales’ events run Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 5

Acclaimed author Regina Jennings will present “Author Tales,” on Tuesday, Sept. 21 as part of the adult fall reading program at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore. (Photo provided)

The public is invited to join Yukon’s Mabel C. Fry Public Library for the annual adult fall reading program with the theme “Tails and Tales.”

Patrons are invited to try something new: read a new book, try a new craft, and much more.

There are two parts to the program.

First, participants can read books and win prizes. Simply register for an online reading log by visiting the library’s website, www.mabelcfrypubliclibrary.com. Participants can enter how minutes they read into their log.

Participants can read or listen to books and keep track of how many minutes they read through two ways, the link to the reading log website or through the READsquared app which is available for iOS and Android devices.

For every minute read participants will be entered into the weekly prize drawing.

Upon reaching 1,000 minutes, read participants will be entered into the grand prize drawing for prize baskets.

In addition to reading, the library will offer free events every Tuesday at 7 p.m. starting Sept. 7 – all centered on the “Tails and Tales” theme.

New for this fall, all programs will be held in a hybrid format with limited attendance in person to allow for social distancing and a live stream of the program on the library’s Facebook page.

A recording of the program will also be available through Niche Academy, a resource available on the library’s online catalog.

Weekly prize drawings will be held from those who attend or watch the programs online and complete a program survey. The fall reading program is open to adults ages 18 years and above.

The first event of the program takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. with “Outlaw Tales.” Oklahoma has a wild west past, and tales of these outlaws are as recent as the 1920s.

Author and historian Dee Cordry presents the early history of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the raucous bandits and outlaws that led to its inception.



Adult fall reading program events continues Tuesdays through Oct. 5 at the Yukon library.

  • Learn about our feathered farm friends at “Chicken Tales” on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Backyard chickens are on the rise! Do you want to start your own flock but don’t know where to begin? Kyle Worthington from Canadian County OSU Extension presents the beginners guide to city chickens.
  • Did you know some of our favorite works of fiction were born out of real events? On Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., join acclaimed author Regina Jennings at “Author Tales” as she discusses her latest release “Courting Misfortune” and the history that inspired it.
  • Connect with nature on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at “Wild Tales.” Oklahoma is full of amazing wildlife. But what happens when one of our amazing creatures is ill or injured? Education and outreach coordinator Kristy Wicker will introduce WildCare and its mission to provided people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature.
  • Every pet is precious, and every pet can be a work of art; create your own at “Pet Tales” on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Shawna Deeds will lead participants through the process of creating their very own shrinking pet portrait, perfect for magnets, keychains, and holiday ornaments.

Participants will receive two pieces of shrink film, a magnet and a mini lanyard. Kits will be available for online participants while supplies last; however, they must provide colored pencils.

Anyone who wants a print-out of their pet should email the picture to sdeeds@yukonok.gov by no later than Sept. 27 with the subject “Pet Portrait.”

All the Yukon library’s Tuesday fall adult reading events are free to the public ages 18 and above. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

To register, call (405) 354-8232 or visit www.mabelcfrypubliclibrary.com; clicking on “Programs.”