This spring, the Stillwater Public Library and its readers will be traveling through literature down America’s most famous road. “Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66” takes place March 7-May 2 and is part of the statewide "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma" project of the Oklahoma Humanities.
The series includes four books, with each program focusing on one of the books, and a presentation by an Oklahoma humanities scholar, followed by small group discussions. Programs take place on Thursdays from 6:00pm - 8:30 pm.
The books and scholars include:
- March 28 – “Mother Road” by Dorothy Garlock; scholar Harbour Winn
- April 11 – “Rt. 66 Remembered” by Michael Witzel; scholar Karen Neurohr
- May 2 – “West on 66 – a mystery” by James Cobb; scholar Trisha Yarbrough
For those who wish to register for the full Route 66 reading series, please stop by the library’s Help Desk to register and pick-up the first book. Registration and book pick-up is open now.
Michael Wallis is considered an expert on Route 66 and will be our first scholar discussing the book he authored. Even if you are unable to read all the books and attend all the discussions, we encourage you to attend Mr. Wallis's presentation. Registration for that single event is also available on our website.