Centennial Tea For Mother’s Day At Ralph Ellison Library


This year marks the 100th anniversary of Oklahoma City-born writer Ralph Ellison, and Ralph Ellison Library is celebrating Mother’s Day with an evening tea named in his honor. 

The Ralph Ellison Library is located at 2000 NE 23rd.  The Centennial Tea lasts from 6:00-7:30p.m.  The event is free but seating is limited so come early. Call 424-1437 with questions.

 “There’s a woman in everyone’s life, a mother or mother surrogate, who was a role model, influence, or inspiration,” said librarian Taryn Kingery.  “Ellison was an inspirational writer, so what better thing to do than honor him and mothers at the same time?”

In addition to the tea, the library is also providing light snacks, crafts, an inspirational speaker, a lively choir performance, and a special party favor. 

”Folks should come wearing their best dresses, hats and suits because we’ll be taking photos that they can take with them,” Kingery added.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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.