Tonight we have guest host Daniel Rivera leading the discussion about Jorge Ramos' book, Take a Stand.
~Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos looks back on groundbreaking interviews with rebels such as President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Spike Lee, Barbara Walters, Fidel Castro, and more.
After 30 fascinating years uncovering the hard truth, Jorge Ramos opens up for the first time about life-altering lessons by sharing captivating never-before-told stories. Widely recognized for his unapologetic, no-holds-barred approach to interviewing global leaders, business titans, democratic policy makers, and dictators, Ramos unearths their one common trait—they were all rebels at one point in their lives.
Rebels are different. They decided to challenge the prevailing status quo. Sometimes they rebelled to change a regime, other times to prevent abuse or discrimination, but in all cases they strived to correct an injustice.
Candid and at times controversial, Ramos draws invaluable awareness of issues that influence the mindset of the largest minority in the country—Latinos—and how they will undoubtedly shape not only presidential elections but also the future of America.
This event is for parents with babies from birth to 18 months of age. Each time a family attends, they will receive a free book. Sign language, songs and rhymes, and a simple activity are included in this free storytime. Registration is required by calling 465-3569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
K - 5th graders are welcome to board the train party. We will have fun creating train tracks and making Lego trains to run on the tracks. A free snack and temporary tattoo will be provided also.
Lil' Caboose Program is for 2 - 5 year olds. We will read a book about trains, pretend we are a train, play a train pattern or number game as well as create a simple sponge paint craft. Toot, toot! Come aboard.
Teens are invited to attend a movie with snacks event during Spring Break.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
PG-13 * 114 minutes
Join us at the library for the March Lifelong Learners @ the Library Coffee, Monday, March 19, at 9:00 a.m., in the library large meeting room. We welcome guest Nathan Compton, licensed architect and Perry native, who will talk about the popular Tiny House movement: what it means to live tiny, pros and cons, history of the movement, and the ways people are living tiny today. Nathan will share his views on going tiny from an architectural perspective. Come for coffee and conversation, meet new friends, and learn something new! Everyone is welcome at this free program.
The library will hold its 16th annual All Iowa Reads Book Discussion on Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m., in the library large meeting room. The 2018 All Iowa Reads selected title is The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry. Books are available at the library, and everyone is invited and encouraged to take part in this community-wide discussion. This is an annual event, sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book. To learn more, visit the website: http://www.iowacenterforthebook.org/.
We are delighted to welcome back George Minot as our discussion leader this spring! He is a writer, English instructor and graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and resides in Iowa City. The Boys in the Bunkhouse is a true story, set in Iowa, and is sure to lend itself to an engaging and interesting discussion. If you haven't joined in a book discussion before, this is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and share ideas with some friendly folks from our community. Everyone is welcome at this free event! For more information, call the library: 515-465-3569.
We are celebrating families that have read 1,000 books to their children before the children attend kindergarten. Each child will wear a cap and gown, receive a book bag with books to keep, and a certificate to show his or her accomplishment. Extended family is encouraged to attend and take pictures at the photo opp.
Join us for our Quarterly Classics Book Club discussion of Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor, at 7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Museum. Anyone interested in reading and discussing classic books is welcome to join us for any of our quarterly discussions. For more information, call Jill Cook at the library: 515-465-3569.