2007 Library News

Woody Guthrie Celebration At Del City Library

He called himself “The Great Historical Bum” and he crisscrossed America several times, usually following the trails of the migrant workers. His life’s journey began in Okemah, Oklahoma, on July 14, 1912. 

Learn about the life and talent of Woody Guthrie at the Del City Library, 4509 S.E. 15th as professor Regina Bennett from Oklahoma City University leads a discussion of Guthrie’s music and his book “Bound for Glory.”

“Woody Guthrie was the first in a line of singer/songwriters who adapted folk songs and hymns to speak out about what he saw in the land around him,” said Del City librarian Sam Weehunt.  “Without his example we might never had Bob Dylan or Pete Seeger.  And you know we wouldn’t have one of America’s great musical anthem, ‘This Land is Your Land.’”

The Woody Guthrie program takes place on Tuesday, May 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please pre-register by calling the library at 672-1377.

Join the Del City Library in this centennial year for a celebration of one of Oklahoma’s greatest sons.

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