HOBART The Hobart Public Library will kick off more than two months of discussion of "The Cowboy" starting with a presentation Thursday.
The Western theme is part of the library's Let's Talk About It Oklahoma discussion series. Brandy Tointigh, director of the Hobart library, said the first presentation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and will focus on the book "Cowboy Life" by Wiloliam Savage Jr. The book chronicles the direction the myth of the cowboy has taken and how modern views of a cowboy propagated by movies, novels and popular culture differ from true life on the frontier. Judy Neale, Cameron University librarian, will present.
A second discussion will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, and will focus on the book "The Virginian" by Owen Wister. The book is considered to be the first "Western" novel written, aside from dime publications and short stories. It was later adapted into a television series in the 1960s. Harbour Winn will present.
Scholar Jerry Nye will present Andy Adams' "Log of a Cowboy" at 7 p.m. Feb. 21. The book chronicles a 3,000-mile cattle drive and is based on the experiences of its author, who was a cowboy in his younger days.