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  • Oklahoma Book Festival
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Love reading? Since you're reading a blog on your library's website, I'm going to say "yes, you do"! Then you'll definitely want to know about the first Oklahoma Book Festival, organized by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This big event will take place Saturday, October 20th in the OKC Boathouse District from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Go Set a Watchman bookcover
    Posted on: Friday, August 14, 2015

    The literary world has been delirious with excitement since the announcement in February that a second novel by Harper Lee had been “found” and was to be published.  To Kill a Mockingbird was Harper Lee’s first (and until now only) novel published in 1960, winner of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize, and certainly one of the most beloved novels in American history.  Having recently read Go Set a Watchman which, at this writing, is #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and, judging by our holds, it’s a very popular book (but don’t worry we have plenty of copies!) I will attempt to answer a few questions you may have.

  • Posted on: Friday, July 24, 2015

    The literary world lost a giant this week when E. L. Doctorow died July 21 of complications from lung cancer. Doctorow’s immigrant parents named him for Edgar Allan Poe when he was born in The Bronx in 1931. Although he knew he wanted to become a writer in third grade, as an adult Doctorow worked for nearly a decade as a book editor for such legends as Ian Fleming and Ayn Rand and as editor-in-chief responsible for works by James Baldwin and Norman Mailer among others. After reading hundreds of scripts for movie westerns, Doctorow decided he’d had enough when, “It occurred to me that I could lie about the West in a much more interesting way than any of these people were lying.”

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