Community Reading Events


The library schedules regular community-wide reading events like Let's Talk About It Oklahoma, which includes a series of books on one theme with scholar presentations and small group discussions; and One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads..., in which the entire community reads one book and attends multiple educational and entertainment events which provide a deeper meaning of the selected book.

The library and its partners support these reading events to foster reading, community involvement and lifelong learning.  

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Let's Talk About It, OKlahoma

August 30 - November 15, 2016

"Much Depends on Dinner"

Nearly every aspect of our lives affects what we eat: politics, religion, economics, geography, culture and ethnicity, aesthetics, health and personal taste. As a species, we have elevated many of our basic needs to an expression of who we are, what we believe, how we interact with our environments, and how we communicate and express ourselves. Food is no exception. The books in this series explore and elucidate many of these aspects, though not all. Along with religion and politics, food is a topic that can spark intense discussion – meat and drink to participants in Let’s Talk About It!

  • The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
  • The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
  • Secrets of the Tsil Café by Thomas Fox Averill

Past events:

Two Books, One Community: The Great Gatsby and Fire in Beulah (March-April 2016)

"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (October 2015)

“True Grit” by Charles Portis (Spring 2015)

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: "Journey Stories" (Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 2014)

Stillwater Reads Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Feb. 3 - March 16, 2014)