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Great American Read

Great American Read imagePBS 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.

3rd Street SE

Construction workerConstruction 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!

No Parking

Construction workerConstruction on the Main Street Apartments is underway. Key Builders out of Rochester has started digging the hole across the alley from the Library. Please be aware of construction vehicles and traffic!

Speaking of construction… Our small, five stall parking lot on the alley will no longer be available. Key Builders construction trailer will be stationed there for the duration of construction. We are not sure of the exact day they’ll be moving in, so just be aware that the lot may or may not be available the next time you visit. The lot is already coned off and the trailer moves in on Friday, 1/26.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

We are open!

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the books are so delightful,
The library is open today,
Come on in for a DVD to play!

We are open our normal hours today – 12:00-8:00. If you come & visit, be safe on the snowy roads and sidewalks!