Mystery novel, Dan Gable in Dallas County Reads One Book events

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Bringing the county supervisors up to speed on this year's Dallas County Reads One Book plans were Dallas County Library Association librarians, from left, Minburn Public Library Director Nicole Connick, Granger Public Library Director Harriet Peterson, Woodward Public Library Director Myrna Griffith, Waukee Public Library Director Kristine Larson, Van Meter Public Library Director Suzanne Lindaman, Perry Public Library Director Mary Murphy and Adel Public Library Director Paula James.

The Perry Public Library, in coordination with the other 11 libraries in the Dallas County Library Association, will again host this fall’s Dallas County Reads One Book event but will double the number of books.

Donald Harstad

The September event features author Donald Harstad and his mystery novel, “November Rain.”

Harstad will deliver a free book talk Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Granger Community Building at 2200 Walnut St. in Granger.

Harstad’s talk will be followed by a light supper reception and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Harstad’s book is available at the library for $10, or you may purchase one from Beaverdale Books at their rate at Monday night’s event.

Dan Gable

Coming Oct. 19 for the second volume of Dallas County Reads One Book will be Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable. The Olympian gold medalist will discuss the latest volume of his memoirs, “A Wrestling Life 2,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Perry Performing Arts Center.

The PAC event will be preceded by a ticketed meet-and-greet reception with Gable at 5:30 p.m. at the Hotel Pattee. Tickets are $12 and available at all Dallas County libraries while they last.

About half the members of the Dallas County Library Association brought the good news of this year’s Dallas County Reads One Book to the Sept. 12 meeting of the county supervisors. Informing the board were Minburn Public Library Director Nicole Connick, Granger Public Library Director Harriet Peterson, Woodward Public Library Director Myrna Griffith, Waukee Public Library Director Kristine Larson, Van Meter Public Library Director Suzanne Lindaman, Perry Public Library Director Mary Murphy and Adel Public Library Director Paula James.

For more information, call the Perry Public Library at 515-465-3569.

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