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Check it out @ the Library April 18th

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark. The Things We Cannot Say by Kelley Rimmer. Upcoming Library Events.

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As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark.  Covering a career-making murder trial for the six o’clock news should have Delaney Wright feeling on top of the world, but her consuming need to find her birth mother throws a shadow over everything else in her life.  When her friends, Alvirah and Willy Meehan, offer to continue the search for her mother Delaney accepts the help, leading the pair to a discovery they wish they’d never made.  Meanwhile, the murder trial of Betsy Grant continues with her insistence that she is innocent of killing her husband.  The trial proceedings are also being closely watched by Betsy’s stepson, Alan, as his inheritance and only way to fend off creditors and an ex-wife, will depend on the outcome.  Through her coverage of the trial, Delaney becomes convinced Betsy is not guilty and works to help in spite of the growing amount of fairly convincing evidence. 

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer.  Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz.  She knew it when she was nine years old, and she knows it know that she is fifteen and engaged to Tomasz, and not even word of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border can disrupt her happiness.  Ignoring the danger on the horizon, Alina instead dreams of Tomasz returning to Warsaw and their marriage.  However, as the Nazi occupation solidifies, and injustices swiftly multiply, Alina’s village becomes home to divided loyalties and distrust.  Alina carries on, avoiding the soldiers as much as possible and waiting desperately for word from her beloved, until Tomasz simply disappears.  Caught in the grip of war, Alina is left wondering if the weight of silent despair is better or worse than the grief of knowing. 

Happening at the library

April 22nd Clarion Rotary and the Clarion Public Library will be hosting Chuck Long at 12 noon at the library.  Chuck will be speaking and available to sign copies of “Destined for Greatness – The Story of Chuck Long and the Resurgence of Iowa Hawkeye Football.”

April 23rd at 5:30 pm join a local artist to try out alcohol ink on tiles and paper.  Materials will be provided but feel free to bring canned air if you want to experiment with that, and be sure to wear painters’ clothes.  Space is limited so call to sign up.

April 24th the Clarion Public Library presents Frederick Blanch, author of “The Delicious Years”.  Frederick will be appearing at the Meadows Senior Living Center to speak about his book and experiences.  The talk will be at 4pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

April 29th from 5-6pm bring the little ones to the library for Spring Story Time.

April 30th from 5:30-7:30pm, North Iowa Women’s Self-Defense Initiative will provide a women’s self-defense class.  Call the library to reserve your spot.

May 1st the Clarion Public Library hours will be changing.  The new hours will be Monday 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday thru Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 12 pm. 

Come visit us at the library Monday through Wednesday noon to 8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

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