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Leigh Michaels to Visit Clive Library

Posted October 10, 2012 in Community Featured, Clive

Romance novelist Leigh Michaels will be at the Clive Public Library on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to present a program entitled “Romance: When You Care Enough to Read the Very Best.”

She begins with talking about romance novels and the history of the genre, then segues into how she got started and her publishing experience, followed by audience questions about everything from agents and publishers, to self publishing, eBooks, non-fiction, and so on.

She is the author of nearly 100 books, including 80 contemporary novels, three historical romance novels and more than a dozen non-fiction books. Her work has been translated in 25 languages and published in more than 125 countries around the world, selling more than 35 million copies.

Leigh Michaels is the pseudonym used by LeAnn Lemberger. She was born in 1954 in Iowa and received a bachelor of arts in journalism from Drake University after just three years of study. She is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Communications at the University of Iowa and lives in Ottumwa with her husband, Michael Lemberger, an artist-photographer.

Beaverdale Books will sell copies of her books at this event.

Pumpkin decorating
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Come join us for an evening of pumpkin decorating and stories. Everyone will get his or her own miniature pumpkin to decorate and take home. Community Room. Limit 25.  Register online at or in person at the library.

Winter I registration
Monday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.
Registration for Winter I programs at the Clive Public Library will start for Clive residents at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. Registration for non-residents of Clive will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. Registration will be available on-line at and in person at the Library.

Clive Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
In October, the Clive Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., instead of Oct. 30, due to Beggar’s Night being on Oct. 30. The Book Club invites adults to join this ireading discussion group. Informative discussions are held on the chosen novel with impressions and opinions being shared by all. Anyone interested may attend any or all of the monthly discussions. There is no cost to participate and some copies of most selections are available for checkout at the library.

On Oct. 23 the book club will discuss “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach.

Trick Or Treat @ Your Library  
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Trick or treaters are invited to visit the library in their Halloween costume and receive a treat from the library staff.

Clive Public Library
1900 N.W. 114th St.
Mon. – Thur. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

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