2007 Library News

Bestselling Author Sue Grafton Guest of 2007 Literary Voices Event

Sue GraftonFrom the publication of her first Kinsey Milhone thriller, “’A’ is for Alibi,” in 1982, bestselling novelist Sue Grafton has been a woman of mystery. 

Mystery writing that is.  Grafton herself is open, charming and funny, as her Oklahoma fans will soon find out. Ms. Grafton will be the guest of honor at the Library Endowment Trust’s Fifth Annual Literary Voices Author Dinner on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.  Dinner will begin approximately at 7:00 p.m.

 In anticipation of Sue Grafton's visit to Oklahoma, the Metropolitan Library System will present a series of displays that highlight mysteries and mystery writers.  The displays will emphasize the intrigue and suspense of this popular kind of fiction.

“I am thrilled to hear about the mystery displays at the libraries highlighting Sue Grafton” said Endowment Trustee Mary Price.  “These displays should delight mystery readers and encourage new fans of the genre.”

Display locations include:

The Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, displaying “Mystery Women”;

Capitol Hill Library, 334 S.W. 26th;

Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street;

Del City Library, 4509 S.E. 15th;

Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.;

Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard;

Harrah Library, 1930 N. Church St.;

Jones Library, 111 E. Main;

Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno;

Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker;

The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania, and

Warr Acres Library, 5901 N.W. 63rd.

            The displays are free of charge and open to the public.  Funds raised by the Literary Voices Author Dinner will help the Library Endowment Trust fulfill its mission, to seek increases in financial gift support and help the Metropolitan Library System bring the power of information to the people of Oklahoma County.

            For more information about the mystery displays, contact the individual libraries. For information about the Literary Voices Author Dinner please call (405) 606-3761, or send an email to development@metrolibrary.org.

        Sponsors for the 2007 Literary Voices Author Dinner with Sue Grafton include: Chesapeake Natural Gas, American Fidelity Assurance Company, Accel Financial Staffing Solutions, CL Frates and Company, Loves Travel Stops & Country Stores, AT&T, First Fidelity Bank, the Journal Record, BancFirst, Inasmuch Foundation, OG&E, Bank of Oklahoma, InvesTrust, The Oklahoman, Robert L. Allee and Irma B. Elliott, Chris Degner, M.D. and Cheryl Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hogan III, Steve and Silvia Payne, Beth and Jim Tolbert III.

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