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Flag Making Workshop at Del City Library

On June 14, 1777, the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, and no, the first Stars and Stripes flag was probably not sewn by Betsy Ross, although she makes an excellent symbol.

Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, is presenting a “Flag Making Fun” workshop on Thursday, September 11, from 6:00 to 7:00pm.  The program is designed for budding flag-makers ages 10-16 and will be led by Oklahoma artist Debbie Langston.

“Young people who want to stand out as individuals are invited to the library to create their very own flags,” said Del City librarian Sam Weehunt.  “Designing your own personal flag can be like designing a coat of arms.  The things you put into it are things that represent you.

“And we couldn’t have a better person to help us design our flags than Debbie Langston.  It’s always great when we can get the most talented people to come to the library to work with neighborhood people and help them draw on their own creativity to make art happen.  Debbie Langston is an astonishing artist.  She’s associated with the Oklahoma Arts Council and is as good a teacher as she is an artist.”

Langston has worked in a variety of arts centers and educational facilities, including the Oklahoma City Art Museum, City Arts Center in OKC, and the Firehouse Art Center in Norman. She has been a Guest Artist with the Norman Arts and Humanities Council. She currently serves as an adjunct professor in drawing at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and is an Artist-In-Residence for the Oklahoma Arts Institute.

“Flag Making Fun” is free of charge and the library will provide all the flag making supplies participants will need.

For more information, call the Del City Library at 672-1377.


The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.