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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • 'LTAIO' continues at Sulphur library

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  • The Parker Memorial Library continues Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with "Sundown" by John Joseph Mathews.
    Mathews' novel depicts the dilemma of the mixed-blood Indian as central character Challenge (Chal) Windzer becomes mired between two cultures. The book describes a young man stymied by his own wealth derived from his Osage oil allotments, and misled by whiskey, women and fast cars. "What challenges occur in the Osage world?"
    Dr. Ken Hada will discuss the book, which is second in the series entitled, "The Oklahoma Experience: Looking for Home." Hada earned his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Arlington, and is a poet and professor at East Central University in Ada. His award-winning books include "The Way of the Wind," "Spare Parts" and "The River White: A Confluence of Brush and Quill."
    Other books in the series are "Walking on Borrowed Land," by William A. Owens (Sept. 10), and "Bound for Glory," by Woody Guthrie (Oct. 1).
    LTAIO, a reading and discussion program series, has provided libraries diverse and stimulating programs since 1985. Programs begin with a presentation by a humanities scholar, generally from an Oklahoma college or university. The scholar talks about the book, the author, historical contexts and literary trends. After a refreshment break, participants break into small groups where they have an opportunity to discuss the book. The program is free and open to anyone who has an interest in getting together with others to read and discuss books. Copies of the books are available through the library.
    To register for LTAIO or to ask questions, call Shannon Bever, branch manager, at (580) 622-5807 or (888) 520-8101. Parker Memorial Library, located at 500 W. Broadway in Sulphur, is a branch of the Chickasaw Regional (Public) Library System.
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