Meet author Tim Z. Hernandez
Award winning author Tim Z. Hernandez will be at the Martin Regional Library on Tues, April 25 from 7-8 p.m. in celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Woody Guthrie Center. Hernandez will speak about his new book All They Will Call You, which examines the deportees Woody Guthrie wrote about in his iconic song “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos” (aka “Deportee”) and how he discovered the names of those lost in the plane crash in order to bring them the dignity left out of the historical record for the past 68 years.
Author John Coward at Gilcrease
John Coward, University of Tulsa associate professor of communication, will discuss his newest book, Indians Illustrated, which covers the stereotyping of Native Americans in journalism and media history in the late 19th century. Friday, May 5th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, at Gilcrease Museum (1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd). Book signing to follow in the museum shop.
Meet author Laurie Halse Anderson!
Meet author Laurie Halse Anderson, winner of the 2017 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature! Anderson is being recognized for writing more than 18 books of fiction and nonfiction, including Speak, Chains, and Wintergirls, for "children of all ages" that address life's challenges with honesty, humor and sensitivity.
Anderson will receive the Zarrow award, and speak about her life and works on Friday, May 5th, 7pm in Connor's Cove at the Hardesty Library. She also will present awards to the winners of the 2017 Young People's Creative Writing Contest at the ceremony. Following questions from the audience, she will sign copies of her books. This program is free and open to the public.
Black Music Month Essay Contest
In recognition of Black Music Month, Suburban Acres Library is offering an essay/art contest for ages 12- 15. Entries will be judged based on creativity and clarity of expressing your love for music, in particular, music created and performed by African American artists/entertainers.
ESSAY CRITERIA: Essays must be at least one paragraph and no more than three paragraphs in length. Essays must be typed and submitted with an entry form.
ARTWORK CRITERIA: Artwork cannot be violent or vulgar, and must be on unlined paper and submitted with an entry form.
One entry can be submitted for each category. Deadline for submissions is June 10. Call the Suburban Acres Library at 918-549-7323 for more information. For ages 10-18.