2 Dallas County-Wide READ Programs

Dallas-County-READsCourtesy of the Adel Public Library

The Dallas County Library Association will once again present a county-wide READ program with a twist this year.

Two county-wide READ programs are planned – one will be a fiction book in September followed by a nonfiction book in October.

As always, information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at www.adelpl.org , or you can follow us on Facebook.

November-RainDonald Harstad’s November Rain is the fiction selection. Mr. Harstad is an Iowa author and former police officer specializing in crime fiction and police procedurals.

He had a 26-year career with the Sheriff’s Department of Clayton County, Iowa, retiring as a Deputy Sheriff. His first novel, Eleven Days, was based on a case he worked on during that time.

Mr. Harstad will be presenting an Author/Book Talk at the Granger Community Building on September 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm following by a book signing. His books will be available for sale at the event by Beaverdale Books.

A-Wrestling-Life-2-Dan-GableDan Gable’s A Wrestling Life 2 is the nonfiction selection. Mr. Gable is a retired American Olympic wrestler and head coach.

He is best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa where he won 15 NCAA team titles between 1976 and 1997. He is also famous for having only lost one match (182-1) in his entire Iowa State University collegiate career – his last – and winning a gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, while not giving up a single point. 

Tickets are on sale at each of the 12 Dallas County Libraries for the Author Meet and Greet at the Hotel Pattee on October 19, 2017, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

The Meet and Greet will be an opportunity to enjoy hors d’ouerves and meet Mr. Gable. The ticketed event will be followed by a free Author/Book Talk at the Perry Performing Art Center at 7 pm followed by book signing. His books will be available for sale at the event by Beaverdale Books.

Adel Public Library
310 S 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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