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Metro Libraries Host Series of Discussions Celebrating Invisible Man by Oklahoma Author Ralph Ellison

Metro Libraries Host Series of Discussions Celebrating Invisible Man by Oklahoma Author Ralph Ellison

OKLAHOMA CITY– The Metropolitan Library System will host a series of discussions to celebrate Invisible Man, written by beloved Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison the last week of September. The series kicked off with a Facebook live video discussion led by Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and executive director of the Ralph Ellison Foundation, Michael Owens.

Invisible Man was selected by PBS “The Great American Read” as one of American’s 100 best-loved books. The book was written in 1952, a time of segregation and racial tension in Oklahoma. Each discussion is scholar led and will focus on what makes Invisible Man one of the greatest reads of all time.

The community is encouraged to join in on the conversation and read the book. Ralph Ellison grew up in Oklahoma City and won the National Book Award for Invisible Man in 1953. In 1975 the Metropolitan Library System named a new library in his honor.

Great American Read - Invisible Man Discussions

Sept. 25, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Midwest City Library

Sept. 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edmond Library

Sept. 28, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ralph Ellison Library

Sept. 30, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southern Oaks Library

The Facebook live video discussion is still available to watch at https://spotic.us/invisible. This book discussion series was made possible by Oklahoma Humanities “Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma: The Great American Read”.

For more programs and library events visit metrolibrary.org.