2007 Library News

Native American Drumming at Del City Library

Brent Greenwood, the celebrated painter and member of the Chickasaw tribe, will present a demonstration of Indian drumming at the Del City Library, 4509 W.E. 15th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Greenwood, a singer and artist, sings in Oklahoma pow-wows. His artwork is inspired in part by his interpretation of Indians in the 21st Century.

Music is vital to the history and education of the Native American way of live. The ceremonies and stories pass on culture and customs to new generations.

Brent Greenwood has been drumming since about 1992, he said. “I guess you could say I got a calling for it," he said.

            “Brent has played and performed all over the southwest, “said Del City librarian Sam Weehunt.  “We are very lucky to be able to present him and his music at the library.

The Native American Drumming event is suitable for all ages.  It is free and open to the public.  For more information or to pre-register, call the library at 672-1377.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org