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SOKC hosts PLS Little Read celebration

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library staff invites the community to take part in an afternoon of special activities commemorating the annual PLS Little Read. The library’s Little Read Chinese Culture Celebration is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Rooms A and B of the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

The day will feature a variety of activities including a Kung Fu demonstration, a tea party, stories and craft projects. Preschool and elementary school-age children are invited.


The PLS Little Read is part of the Pioneer Library System’s PLS Big Read, a yearly set of programming and events centered around a work of literature. This year’s featured work for the PLS Big Read is “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan.

Registration is not required.

This is the sixth year for the PLS Big Read, which began as an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. Previous books featured include “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Bless Me Ultima,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and last year’s featured novel, Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.”

The PLS Big Read is made possible by major funding from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Norman Arts Council, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Norman Public Library, University of Oklahoma Outreach, University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Oklahoma Precollegiate Programs and the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma. This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.

Additional funding is provided by sponsors and donors from communities in the Pioneer Library System’s three-county service area.

For more information on the PLS Big Read: The Joy Luck Club, contact any local hometown PLS library or go online to

For more information on the activities and services offered in Southwest Oklahoma City, call 979-2200.

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