People & Places: 'Chapters' benefits adult literacy program
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Monday, October 08, 2012
10/08/12 at 6:43 AM
The Tulsa City-County Library's Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service works to give adults in Tulsa County "the tools they need to succeed in our society," said service manager Cassie Tudyk.
The library's "Chapters" event, held recently at Hardesty Regional Library, raised more than $25,000 to help purchase materials, provide tutor training and fund other projects.
Literacy student Angelica Kilbane, a speaker at the event, shared her story of being a student in the Hardman program and detailed the many successes she experienced with the help of her tutor.
The after-hours event "Books, Bards and Bites" at Hardesty also featured three authors: Laura Lippman, Clifton Taulbert and Eilis O'Neal.
Lippman is the author of 18 mysteries and has received the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Shamus, Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe and Barry awards for her novels.
Taulbert is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "The Last Train North," as well as the award-winning "Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Communities," which garnered him an invitation from former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to speak to her peers.
O'Neal is the author of "The False Princess," a writer of short fantasy titles and the managing editor of the literary magazine Nimrod International Journal.
"Chapters" is sponsored by TulsaPeople Magazine, Tulsa World, Charles and Marion Weber Foundation, Bryan B. Close, Linda and Doug Farquharson, The Gelvin Foundation, Ruth K. Nelson, Doris Franklin and Dick Ekdahl, Sally and Jim Frasier, Leanne Helmerich, Marcy and Bernard Robinowitz, Glenna and Alan Anderson, Margery F. Bird, Nancy and Larry Born, Kerri and John Bowen, Cheryl and Larry Chambers, Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Dieterlen, Donna and Will Farrior, Janie and Earl Funk, Helen Jo and Jim Hardwick, Margaret and Curtis Holdridge, Karen Mildren, Diana and Milt Wolff, Paul Woodul, Bob Stewart, Mary Ward, The Sneed Foundation, Susan and Bob Mase and Lynn and Bill Peacher.
Appetizers, wine and dessert were provided by All Things Cake, Albert G's, Barnes & Noble, Bodean Seafood Restaurant, Cosmo Cafe, Felini's Cookies & Deli, India Palace, Juniper, Keo Asian Cuisine, Lambrusco'Z To Go, The Local Table, Mimi's Cafe, Oliveto Italian Bistro, Panera Bread, Pepper's Grill, Petty's Fine Foods, Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits, Reasor's, Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar, Toni's Flowers & Gifts, Tulsa Library Trust, Whole Foods Market and Yokozuna.
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Author Laura Lippman (left), author Eilis O'Neal, fundraiser chairwoman Leanne Helmerich and author Clifton Taulbert gather at TCCL fundraiser. Courtesy