We’re Going with American Icons for this year’s Let’s Talk About It discussion series

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma

Friends of the Hobart Library with the help of the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the financial support of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and the Inasmuch Foundation is sponsoring the series, “American Icons: The American Presidency, 1789-1815.” All books are by Oklahoma authors. We are fortunate to have five distinguished scholars to expand our enjoyment of the books as well as enhance our discussions.

The books are available at the library. Everyone is invited to participate in the program. And as always everyone is invited to join Friends of the Library.

American Icons: The American Presidency, 1789-1815

Americans have long viewed the founding fathers and mothers as icons of history. Through biography, history, and novels, this theme reveals the true American Presidency.
All Meetings will begin at 2 pm in the Slaner Room of the Hobart Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

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Book Discussion Schedule and Featured Books

Sunday, January 29, 2017

  • Feature book: “Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington” by Richard Brookhiser
  • The Scholar presenting the book will be Laura Endicott.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

  • Feature book: “American Sphinx: the Character of Thomas Jefferson” by Joseph Ellis
  • The Scholar presenting the book will be David Fennema.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

  • Feature book: “Scandalmonger” by William Safire
  • The Scholar presenting the book will be Dr. Harbour Winn.

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

  • Feature book: “Adams vs Jefferson: the Tumultuous Election of 1800” by David Snider
  • The Scholar presenting the book will be David Snider.

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

  • Feature book: “Dolley: a Novel of Dolley Madison” by Rita Mae Brown
  • The Scholar presenting the book will be Viki Craig.

Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities Council with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH. -LTAIO