THE BIG READ IS ON! The Iola Reads community selection for 2024 is “True Grit”, the Charles Portis novel made even more famous by the John Wayne movie. Free copies of the book are now available in the familiar yellow tubs, at the library and businesses around town. You may return the book or pass it on; if you wish to keep the book, a $2 donation is appreciated.
A 14-year-old girl narrates the story, set in the 1870s Old West of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Seeking vengeance for the murder of her father, she teams up with a reluctant, aging, one-eyed U. S. marshal and a good-looking Texas Ranger with big spurs and two impressive revolvers hanging from his fancy gun belt.
March 1 – Chuck Wagon Dinner and Line Dancing at the Bass North Community Building 6 to 8:30 pm. We will have chili, corn bread, and sheet cake.
March 5 – True Grit movie night – come see the John Wayne version at 6 pm.
March 7 – Book Discussion at 7 pm. Which is better, the book or the movie? Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library, will lead our discussion.
As of February 20, all books have been distributed throughout the community. We still have some at the Iola Public Library – get your copy while supplies last!