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New Discussion Group for Readers
of History Kicks Off at Edmond Library

Do you enjoy reading books about and then discussing the significant people and events of history? 

If so, you’ll want to plan to attend the initial meeting of the History Book Club at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30p.m.  The book under discussion will be the bestselling “The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn” by Nathaniel Philbrick.  Leading the discussion will be a faculty member from the University of Central Oklahoma Department of History and Geography, which co-sponsors the event along with the university’s College of Liberal Arts.

“We’re anticipating a lively discussion,” said librarian Angela Thornton.  “Custer is one of the most divisive figures in American history.  Some people see his defeat at Little Bighorn as a heroic last stand against overwhelming odds, and some see it as a huge military blunder.  Sometimes the sound military tactics of the Indian nations go unrecognized.  We’ll see how the discussion goes on September 16.”

The session is free of charge and the public is invited.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.  The Edmond Library phone number is 341-9282.

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.