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Rediscovering America on the Oregon Trail

Author B.J. Hollars & his son discuss their journey

2022-03-24 19:00:00 2022-03-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago Rediscovering America on the Oregon Trail Hear from author B.J. Hollars and his son Henry who embarked on a mission to rediscover America with a 2500-mile road trip on the Oregon Trail. They will read from their book & discuss their journey. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thursday, March 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-03-24 19:00:00 2022-03-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago Rediscovering America on the Oregon Trail Hear from author B.J. Hollars and his son Henry who embarked on a mission to rediscover America with a 2500-mile road trip on the Oregon Trail. They will read from their book & discuss their journey. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Hear from author B.J. Hollars and his son Henry who embarked on a mission to rediscover America with a 2500-mile road trip on the Oregon Trail. They will read from their book & discuss their journey.

At the sound of the bell on the last day of kindergarten, B.J. Hollars and his 6-year-old son, Henry, hop in the car to strike out on a 2,500-mile road trip retracing the Oregon Trail. Their mission: to rediscover America and Americans along the way. Throughout their two-week adventure, they endure the usual setbacks (car trouble, inclement weather and father-son fatigue), but their most compelling drama involves people, privilege and their attempt to find common ground in an all-too-fractured country.

Join father and son team B.J. and Henry Hollars for a reading and conversation on their journey, their reckoning with our nation's founding, and their renewal of faith in America today as told in their book Go West, Young Man: A Father and Son Rediscover America on the Oregon Trail

B.J. Hollars is the author of several books. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, NPR and elsewhere. Hollars is the recipient of the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Nonfiction, the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize, the Council of Wisconsin Writers' Blei-Derleth Award, among others. He is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books/Authors/Writing |

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About the branch

Our mission is sparking curiosity and connecting our community through literacy and learning. The library features the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique (bookstore and gift shop), free meeting rooms, computer training and free Wi-Fi access. The library has a collection of more than 414,000 books and serves more than 81,000 registered borrowers. Bookmobiles make 23 stops Monday-Saturday across Shawnee County. The website tscpl.org serves customers’ needs 24/7. The library offers state-of-the art technology, youth programs that encourage learning and reading, adult learning programs, online learning tools, events, and reference and research tools.

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