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Johnston County Library, MSC Library host book club to focus on race relations

August 27, 2020


The Johnston County Library, a branch of the Southern Oklahoma Library System, and the Murray State College Library are offering an exciting opportunity to gain understanding about race in Oklahoma and the United States.

With the help of Zoom, a book club will meet on three different dates to read and discuss Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre by journalist Randy Krehbiel. Participants may choose to attend one or all meetings at no cost. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. on September 15, October 6 and October 27.

On Tuesday, September 15, Dr. Nicholas Timmerman, professor of history at Langston University, will provide historical background; on Tuesday, October 6, Dr. Ken Hada, professor of English at East Central will be the discussion leader; and the author Randy Krehbiel will join the group on Tuesday, October 27, to bring deeper insights and answer questions. 

Book club meetings will be held via Zoom and those without good internet connection are invited to attend in person.  Rooms available for internet use are LS 103A in the Murray Campus Library in Tishomingo; Room 151 at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore; and the Johnston County Library meeting room in Tishomingo.

Friends of Johnston County Library are supplying books for all book club participants.  To check out a book, call the Johnston Country Library at 580-371-3006. For other information, contact Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez, or Craig Finlay at