One Book, One Community: Enid Reads “Prairie City” by Angie Debo

The Enid Public Library is thrilled to join forces with the OSU Library 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.

September 21 – October 24, 2017

  • Thurs., Sept. 21, 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 own 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: 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-man show features Will Hill, a full blood Muscogee-Creek Indian whose 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. Independence 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; Discussion Leader: Donna Doyle

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

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

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

Tues., Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S. 4th St., Enid; Discussion Leader: Sarah Hardaway

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

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

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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