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Bird LIbrary Book Club



Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read, which is a complement to Read and Lead! 

Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society, with Library faculty facilitating the book club.

Book Exchange

In 2015 BHSL Staff created a Relax and Read Book Exchange on the 4th floor of the Library in the Recreational Reading area.  Turn to your left once you exit the elevator.  If you see a book in the exchange you'd like to read take it and if you have a book you're finished with leave it, it's that simple.  



Program Overview

The Relax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016. It's an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.

Vote for our next book selection by filling out our form:  Book Suggestion Form

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign-up with our Book Club Participant Form! Books will be limited to the first 40 people to sign up in the Bird Library, 3rd floor Service Desk. You can sign up Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your HSC ID and sign up early, books often go very quickly. Due to the limited numbers of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion at noon on Friday, November 17th, in the History of Medicine Conference Room, 4th Floor in the Library.

For more information, please contact Kristi-Kohl@ouhsc.edu, Bird Library faculty librarian.

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Killers of the Flower Moon:
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI


Book Summary

An Amazon Best Book of April 2017: In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.

You’d think the Osage Indian Reservation murders would have been a bigger story, one as familiar as the Lindbergh kidnapping or Bonnie and Clyde. It has everything, but at scale: Execution-style shootings, poisonings, and exploding houses drove the body count to over two dozen, while private eyes and undercover operatives scoured the territory for clues. Even as legendary and infamous oil barons vied for the most lucrative leases, J. Edgar Hoover’s investigation – which he would leverage to enhance both the prestige and power of his fledgling FBI - began to overtake even the town’s most respected leaders.