We are in the process of installing hardware on our elevator lobby door to make it easier to use. There are buttons both inside and outside of the back door along with the door hardware itself to allow the door to open automatically. It will be wired and operational on the afternoon of Monday, July 23.
We are closed Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.
PBS is rolling out a new show tonight called The Great American Read. According to its website, the show “is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.” The finale will reveal the book viewers have voted on as the nation’s favorite novel.
This is the only list I’ve seen that includes this many genres. You can see a full list of titles here, but here are some of my favorites:
- Anne of Green Gables
- The Handmaid’s Tail
- Jurassic Park
- Pillars of the Earth
- Pride & Prejudice
Tonight’s show launch is a 2 hour premier and is on Iowa Public Television & TPT at 7:00pm. It does not appear that KSMQ out of Austin is showing the series.
Construction on the 311 Main Apartments has closed 3rd Street SE in front of the library this morning. We are still open, so please take alternate routes and come on in!
We are closing at 4:00 this afternoon due to the snow. Stay safe and warm!