The Down to Earth Riders, a local African-American saddle club, presents an afternoon of all things cowboy and cowgirl with Big Read: Saddle Up on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect.
Youth and adult members of the Down to Earth Riders discuss the impact that riding horses has had on their lives and display saddles and other equestrian tack.
In addition, Brother John Anderson shares stories about black cowboys. There will also be a craft period.
The Down to Earth Riders was founded in 2007 to encourage and empower youth through experiences with horses.
This event is part of the Kansas City Big Read, which this year focuses on Charles Portis' classic western novel True Grit. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.
Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org  or call 816.701.3407.