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“One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads True Grit" is designed to foster a sense of community through a shared arts and reading experience, and to broaden and deepen an appreciation of an historical period in U.S. and Oklahoma history.


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Missed the kick-off? See it below!


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  • Online "True Grit" was written by Charles Portis and published in 1968.
  • Series participants will receive a FREE copy of the book when they sign-up for a book discussion.
  • People who require a Large Print copy or a CD copy may request to borrow one FREE through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Three copies of the book are available on Oklahoma Virtual Library for eBook download.
  • Sample the book:


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Receive a free copy of “True Grit” when you sign-up for one of the following book discussions.

DONE   March 16 (Monday)    6:30 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Sewing Circle
DONE   March 24 (Tuesday)   7 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Nicole Sump Crethar
DONE   March 25 (Wednesday)   10:30 a.m.   Senior Center   Pat Jaynes
FULL   March 26 (Thursday)   2 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Lynda Reynolds
FULL   March 31 (Tuesday)   Noon   Sheerar Museum   Pat Jaynes
    April 1 (Wednesday)   6 p.m.   McAlister's Deli   Helen Clements
    April 6 (Monday)   7 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Mary Larson
    April 10 (Friday)   10 a.m.   Panera   Lynda Reynolds
    April 12 (Sunday)   2 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   David Oberhelman
FULL   April 14 (Tuesday)   7 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Barbara Miller
    April 17 (Friday)   Noon   Sheerar Museum   Judy Hoberock
    April 21 (Tuesday)   7 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Lynda Reynolds
    April 23 (Thursday)   2:30 p.m.   Stillwater Public Library   Lynda Reynolds



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nea logoSponsors: Stillwater Public Library, OSU Edmon Low Library, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater.

Funding Partners: This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Other funding partners include Stillwater Public Library Trust, Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, and Friends of the OSU Library

Community Partners: Stillwater Public Schools, Oklahoma Territorial Plaza, Oklahoma Wondertorium Museum, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, City of Stillwater Community Center, City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation, Multi Arts Center, Stillwater RoundUP, and OK Quality Printing.

OSU Partners: Center for Oklahoma Studies, OSU Allied Arts, OSU Library, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Special Collections and University Archives, OSU Native American Student Association, OSU Student Union Activities Board, Department of History, Department of English, Native American Faculty and Staff Association, and Gender and Women’s Studies.