Come and enjoy the magical sounds of the traditional Irish fiddle performed by Tricia Hutton at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
Hutton has performed for audiences all over the world, including a five-year position as the lead fiddle player for Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance.” Families with children are welcome to attend this all ages program.
Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss the book “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Presentation
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we introduce the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf at a presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Mohamed Khan, president and former Imam of Des Moines’ Muslim Community Organization, will be the guest speaker. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf features 25 volumes and four DVDs that address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
Free Advice for Your Device
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.
Get the lowdown on the library’s downloadables. Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to get advice and help installing the library’s apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. The class and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Pre-register.
Pizza and Pages: Teen Book Discussion
Monday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m.
Teens in sixth grade through 12th grade can come and enjoy good books and pizza during our monthly book discussion. This month, be prepared to come and talk about the best book you read this summer or your all-time favorite book.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m.
Discuss the book “Calling Invisible Women” by Jeanne Ray. Ask at the Information Desk to borrow a copy of the book.
Author Visit: R. Clifton Spargo
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.
F. Scott Fitzgerald fans will delight in R. Clifton Spargo’s new novel “Beautiful Fools.” Join us at a free presentation as Spargo discusses a final fictional chapter of Zelda and Scott’s epic love story. Spargo, a novelist and cultural critic, writes a blog for The Huffington Post and is currently the Provost’s Fellow in Fiction at the University of Iowa.
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Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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