Monday, June 16, 2008

Huzzah! The Library of Patrick Henry.



Hello. This is Benjamin Clark posting. I can usually be found over at The Exile Bibliophile, my blog about book collecting and the adventures in trying to start a book collectors group in Oklahoma City. That's not why I'm here though. I want to invite you to what is shaping up to be a very cool event.

What are you doing June 26th, 7 pm? It's a Thursday. Looking for a FREE, bookish good time to get in the mood for Independence Day?

At the Overholser Mansion, there will be a talk given by one of the leading bibliographers in the US, Dr. Kevin J. Hayes, on the Library of Patrick Henry. The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas, Dr. Hayes's newest book will be out in September from the University of Virginia Press.

Dr. Hayes has published bibliographies of the personal libraries of Benjamin Franklin, William Byrd and others. Also, his literary biography is out this month from Oxford University Press: The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson.

The Overholser Mansion is located at 405 NW 15th St., in Oklahoma City. You can email me at benjaminlclark@gmail.com for any details you'd like. Feel free to invite anyone you think would be well behaved.

This FREE event is hosted by the Bibliophiles of Oklahoma, a club for book collectors, bibliographers, librarians, booksellers, book artists, writers, archivists and curators. All you need is a love of books.


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1 comment:

Carleen said...

Oklahoma City. Sigh. Why do I live so far north and away from all the cool library stuff in Oklahoma. This sounds like a wonderful talk.