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Fall Registration Begins Aug. 20

Posted August 08, 2012 in Community Featured, Clive

Registration for Fall programs at the Clive Public Library, will start for Clive residents at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.

Registration for non-residents of Clive will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27. Programs start on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and end the week of Oct. 8. Registration will be available on-line at, or in person at the library.

American Gothic pie author to visit Clive Public Library
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Pie is a comfort. Pie builds community. Pie heals. Pie can change the world. That is what Beth Howard always believed. While people assume she acquired her pie baking talents from her Midwestern grandmothers, it was at the age of 17 during a bicycle trip in Washington state that she had her first pie lesson. Caught stealing apples from the tree of a retired pastry chef, she found herself in his kitchen mixing dough. Hooked, she went on to make pies for would-be suitors, to ease unbearable jobs, an argument with a friend and a broken heart.

She received a B.A. from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and has worked and lived throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Prior to becoming a journalist, Howard had established herself as a successful public relations executive and was a former pie baker to the stars in Malibu.

Howad currently lives in Eldon, in the American Gothic House made famous in Grant Wood’s painting.

She will be at the Clive Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m., to discuss her book, “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie.”

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

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

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