David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, To Read to Children at Southern Oaks Library


It’s the best of both worlds when David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author of Truman and John Adams, delights children with a reading of the Dr. Seuss’ favorite Horton Hatches the Egg.  The reading will be on Friday, April 19, at 9:00a.m. at Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker.

McCullough is in Oklahoma City as the guest speaker for the Library Endowment Trust’s annual Literary Voices™ event on April 18 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

“We’re really pleased that Mr. McCullough has agreed to stick around and read to the second graders from Parmalee Elementary School,” said MLS Development Coordinator Chris Carroll, who has worked closely with the Library Endowment Trust and presenting sponsor The Chickasaw Nation on bringing McCullough to town for this year’s Literary Voices™ event.  “I wouldn’t be surprised if the kids even recognized his voice since he’s narrated or presented several TV programs, and even served as the narrator in the movie Seabiscuit.

The Southern Oaks event is free and open to the public, with priority seating going to the children and sponsors.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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.