Enid Reads

 

The Enid Public Library is thrilled to join forces with the OSU Library in Stillwater to bring One Book, One Community: Enid Reads Prairie City by Angie Debo to our community. One Book, One Community is an engaging series of public programs designed to foster a sense of community through a shared reading and arts experience, to encourage literacy, to highlight the humanities through regional history and literary heritage, and to expand and appreciation for Angie Debo as a writer and interpreter of Oklahoma and Native American history. All programs are free and open to the public.

Angie Debo grew up in Marshall, Oklahoma. In her early career she taught history at Enid High School. Debo began writing American Indian history and learned that much of eastern Oklahoma was dominated by a criminal conspiracy to cheat Indians out of their property. Her book And Still the Waters Run: The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes is based on this research. Prairie City: The Story of an American Community is the history of a fictional town, modeled after her hometown of Marshall, OK. This book tells the story of a community from the land run of 1889, the coming of the railroad and statehood, the oil boom, World Wars I and II, the uprising of the Ku Klux Klan, and the Great Depression.

Special Events are planned from September 21 – October 24, 2017

  • Thurs., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine. Kickoff Event
    • “Remembering Miss Angie” Guest speaker Dr. Ron Schaefer, former resident of Marshall, OK
    • Film Screening “Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo”
    • One free copy of the book Prairie City [while supplies last] will be given to participants who register to attend one of several facilitated book discussions
  • Wed., Sept. 27, noon, Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine
    • Bring your won lunch for Lunch and Learn. Film Screening “Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo”
  • Tues., Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine
    • “Angie Debo’s Childhood: Growing Up in Marshall”
    • Program Speaker: Dr. Patricia Loughlin, Professor, UCO History Dept. Chair
    • Distribution begins: educational booklets- “Dr. Angie Debo: ‘Oklahoma’s Greatest Historian'”
  • Thurs., Oct 12, 6:30 p.m., Enid Public Library,120 W. Maine
    • “Angie Debo and Transportation in Early Oklahoma”
    • Program Speaker: Dr. Roger Hardaway, Professor, NWOSU History Dept.
  • Tues., Oct 17, 6:30 p.m., Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine
    • “Angie Debo: The Legacy of ‘Oklahoma’s Greatest Historian'”
    • Program Speaker: Dr. Kurt Anderson, Research Professional, OSU Library Archives
  • Fri., Oct 20, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., OSU Library, Stillwater [Registration required]
    • Guided tours of the OSU Library Archives including the Angie Debo Room, Maps Room, and Literary Landmark Exhibit [Transportation is not provided; carpool or travel individually]
    • For registration or questions, contact Dr. Karen Neurohr, OSU Library Professor, phone: 405-744-2376, email: karen.neurohr@okstate.edu
    • While in Stillwater, visit Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck and see the beautiful bronze statue of Angie Debo. Description: http://library.stillwater.org/angie_debo_statue.php
  • Tues., Oct. 24., “Legends Nagonagogee” 7:00 p.m., Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway
    • “Legends Nagonagogee” is a delightful presentation of the rich, oral tradition of America’s first peoples. Filled with songs, legends, and language, this one-nab show features Will Hill, a full blood Muscogee-Creek Indian who traditional name is Kabitcha Feke Sego. He has performed in over 3,500 venues nationwide since 1990, and won numerous awards including Favorite Indian Performer in the state of Oklahoma and the Mocelyn Larkin Cultural Achievement Award. You will hear the voices of his ancestors as he shares his own family’s repertoire of stories and folklore. This performance is ideal for all ages.

Book Discussions- Prairie City: The Story of an American Community by Angie Debo

Thurs., Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 702 N. Washington, Enid; Discussion Leader: Bill Word

Sat.,, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 702 N. Washington, Enid; Discussion Leader: Peggy Chambers

Mon., Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Callahan’s, 220 N. Indpendence Ave, Enid; Discussion Leader: Bob Berry (Note: food and beverages are on your own)

Tues., Oct 10, 6:00 p.m. Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine, Enid; Discussion Leader: Donna Doyle

Thurs., Oct 12, 2:00 p.m. Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th, Enid; Discussion Leader: Aaron Preston

Sat., Oct. 14, 3:00 p.m. Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine, Enid; Discussion Leader: Jody Turner

Mon., Oct 16, 10:30 a.m. Five80 Coffeehouse, 122 E. Randolph, Enid; Discussion Leader: Mary McDonald (Note food and beverages are on your own)

Tues., Oct. 17, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th, Enid; Discussion Leader: Sarah Hardaway

Wed., Oct. 18, 1:00 p.m. Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine, Enid; Discussion Leader: Mickie Giberson

Thurs., Oct 19, Noon Lifelong Learning Institute of Enid, Central Christian Church, 1111 W. Broadway, Enid; Discussion Leader Mary Coley. (Note: Required pre-registration at Enid Public Library)

 To register for a book discussion, contact Ms. Margo Holmes (contact information below)

 

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS include

SPONSORS: Enid Public Library, Oklahoma State University Library, Union Pacific Foundation, Park Ave. Thrift, Oklahoma Humanities, and National Endowment for the Humanities
PARTNERS: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Arts Council, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Visit Enid, and University of Oklahoma Press
“Funding for the booklet is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.”

 

 For information, contact any of the project co-coordinators:

  • Margo Holmes, Enid Public Library Adult Program and Development Coordinator mholmes@enid.org, 580-616-7183
  • Karen Neurohr, Professor, Community Outreach Librarian, Oklahoma State University karen.neurohr@okstate.edu, 405-744-2376
  • Jenny Regier, Director, Enid Public Library
    jregier@enid.org, 580-616-7187

 

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