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Two-part author event set for Oct. 7

Posted October 01, 2014 in Community Featured, Perry
By Mary K. Murphy, director

An exciting and brand new literary event in Dallas County is almost here. The Dallas County Library Association presents Dallas County Reads 1 Book on Oct. 7. The 12 libraries in Dallas County are welcoming author William Kent Krueger to Perry for a special visit highlighting his award-winning novel, “Ordinary Grace.”

This two-part event opens at Hotel Pattee at 5:30 p.m. with an author read and meet, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Tickets for this limited-attendance event are $10 and may be purchased at your local library or at the door for $15. The second part of this event will be held at the Perry Performing Arts Center, located in Perry High School, at 7 p.m. for an author talk. This portion of the event is free.

Krueger is a New York Times bestselling author currently residing in Minnesota. Although he is known for his Cork O’ Connor series, his newest novel, “Ordinary Grace,” is a stand-alone novel —one that has gained much praise. Krueger’s novel follows the life of a young man in a small town in the early 1960s. “Ordinary Grace” is a tale of tragedy, family, baseball, growing up and the grace of God.

The Perry Public Library will hold an evening book discussion on “Ordinary Grace” on Oct. 2 in the library’s large meeting room at 7 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the evening book discussion, the read and meet, the author talk or would like to reserve a copy of “Ordinary Grace,” please call Mary at 515-465-3569 or email her at “Ordinary Grace” is also available for download on Wilbor.

Iowa ghosts and the afterlife
On Oct. 16, in the library’s large meeting room at 7 p.m., the library will present a program featuring Terry Fisk, author, philosopher, investigator and lecturer for Unexplained Research LLC. He will discuss his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi. He will describe his ghost investigations with world-renown medium Allison Dubois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series “Medium”) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV’s “Paranormal State” and “Psychic Kids”). This program will examine some of the haunted locations in Iowa personally investigated by Fisk. He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts and ghost lore. You can find more information about Fisk and his research at Don’t miss this unique program.

Perry Public Library
1101 Willis Ave. • 465-3569
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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