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MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH. I've been reading these two books about a couple of women who shattered society's rules. For more, browse the upcoming display we're calling Wild Women.

Wednesday, March 6, is the monthly 2 O'Clock Book Talk. I'll be talking about Presidential contender Nikki Haley's autobiography, "Can't is Not an Option", and "A True Account: Hannah Masury's Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself", an historical novel by Katherine Howe. Whatever you've been reading, fiction or non-fiction, come join us and share. -- Colleen Dobbins
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MARCH IS WOMENS HISTORY MONTH. Ive been reading these two books about a couple of women who shattered societys rules. For more, browse the upcoming display were calling Wild Women. 

Wednesday, March 6,  is the monthly 2 OClock Book Talk. Ill be talking about Presidential contender Nikki Haleys autobiography, Cant is Not an Option, and A True Account: Hannah Masurys Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself, an historical novel by Katherine Howe. Whatever youve been reading, fiction or non-fiction, come join us and share. -- Colleen Dobbins
February 29th
Iola Public Library

PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY on your next visit. In the cover story, Tommy Orange says he never intended to write a sequel to "There, There", his 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist. But he has done so, and everybody's talking about it. The New York Times said, "Orange's ability to highlight the contradictory forces that coexist within friendships, familial relationships and the characters themselves, who contend with holding private and public identities, makes 'Wandering Stars' a towering achievement." Watch for "Wandering Stars" on our shelves soon. ... See MoreSee Less

PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY on your next visit. In the cover story, Tommy Orange says he never intended to write a sequel to There, There, his 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist. But he has done so, and everybodys talking about it. The New York Times said, Oranges ability to highlight the contradictory forces that coexist within friendships, familial relationships and the characters themselves, who contend with holding private and public identities, makes Wandering Stars a towering achievement. Watch for Wandering Stars on our shelves soon.
February 28th
Iola Public Library

OSA'S AMAZING ADVENTURES. Get the story, at 2 p.m. Sat. March 9, library meeting room. This Women's History Month Program from the Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute, highlights the life and career of Chanute native Osa Johnson (1894-1953). Osa was famous as a writer, photographer, filmmaker, explorer, aviator, fashion designer and business woman. Her bestseller, "I Married Adventure", is still in print.

From 1917-1936 she and husband Martin were the first to film wildernesses of Kenya, the Congo, British North Borneo and the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands. Movie fans eagerly awaited new releases. Their films document a wilderness that has long since vanished, and tribal customs that have ceased to exist.

Jacquelin Borgeson Zimmer, museum curator, presents the program. She also provides an overview of all the museum's new and updated exhibits on both floors. And, especially for kids, she has some coloring sheets from the Johnson's daily comic strips and African drums to try out. safarimuseum.com
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OSAS AMAZING ADVENTURES. Get the story, at 2 p.m. Sat. March 9, library meeting room. This Womens History Month Program from the Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute, highlights the life and career of Chanute native Osa Johnson (1894-1953). Osa was famous as a writer, photographer, filmmaker, explorer, aviator, fashion designer and business woman. Her bestseller, I Married Adventure, is still in print.

From 1917-1936 she and husband Martin were the first to film wildernesses of Kenya, the Congo, British North Borneo and the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands. Movie fans eagerly awaited new releases. Their films document a wilderness that has long since vanished, and tribal customs that have ceased to exist.

Jacquelin Borgeson Zimmer, museum curator, presents the program. She also provides an overview of all the museums new and updated exhibits on both floors. And, especially for kids, she has some coloring sheets from the Johnsons daily comic strips and African drums to try out. safarimuseum.com
February 27th
Iola Public Library

GET READY TO KICK UP YOUR HEELS! While y'all been reading "True Grit", we planned a big party for ya. Come on by the Bass Community Building, 505 North Buckeye, Friday night, 6-8:30 p.m. for a chuck wagon dinner and some line dancing. We'll be serving chili with cornbread, and sheet cake for dessert. In case you don't know how to line dance, we've lined up some instructors. It's all part of Iola Reads. Everything's free and we're sure you'll have a good time, so come on by. ... See MoreSee Less

GET READY TO KICK UP YOUR HEELS! While yall been reading True Grit, we planned a big party for ya. Come on by the Bass Community Building, 505 North Buckeye, Friday night, 6-8:30 p.m. for a chuck wagon dinner and some line dancing. Well be serving chili with cornbread, and sheet cake for dessert. In case you dont know how to line dance, weve lined up some instructors. Its all part of Iola Reads. Everythings free and were sure youll have a good time, so come on by.
February 26th
Iola Public Library

PICK A GAME OFF THE SHELF. Play with friends, or maybe make new ones. Or, you can check out a game to take home. If you'd like to try something new, look for one of these: Quantitative Easing, Targi, Splendor Duel, Sheriff of Nottingham, Power Grid, and Parks. We have 185 board games and puzzles to choose from. ... See MoreSee Less

PICK A GAME OFF THE SHELF. Play with friends, or maybe make new ones. Or, you can check out a game to take home. If youd like to try something new, look for one of these: Quantitative Easing, Targi, Splendor Duel, Sheriff of Nottingham, Power Grid, and Parks. We have 185 board games and puzzles to choose from.
February 25th
Iola Public Library

CALENDAR FEB. 26 - MAR. 1
MON. Chess club with Anna Mitchell, 6:00. In Stitches is on break, back next week.
TUES. Youth crochet, library lounge, 6-7:00.
THURS. Artist Corner, adults; gnome treat jar, supplies provided. Meeting room, 6:30.
FRI. Iola Reads chuck wagon dinner and line dancing, free, Bass North Community Bldg., 6-8:30.
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CALENDAR  FEB. 26 - MAR. 1
MON.  Chess club with Anna Mitchell, 6:00. In Stitches is on break, back next week.
TUES.  Youth crochet, library lounge, 6-7:00.
THURS.  Artist Corner, adults; gnome treat jar, supplies provided. Meeting room, 6:30.
FRI.  Iola Reads chuck wagon dinner and line dancing, free, Bass North Community Bldg., 6-8:30.
February 24th
Iola Public Library

NO NEED TO BE BORED. We can always give you something new to think about. ... See MoreSee Less

NO NEED TO BE BORED. We can always give you something new to think about.
February 20th
Iola Public Library

All copies of True Grit have been distributed around town. Get your copy while supplies last, then share it with friends and neighbors. ... See MoreSee Less

All copies of True Grit have been distributed around town. Get your copy while supplies last, then share it with friends and neighbors.
February 20th
Iola Public Library

Here is your reminder that tonight at 5:30 pm is LEGO free play.
If your kiddos are bored, bring them by.
I'll put out LEGOS, DUPLOS and GIANT LEGO's.
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Here is your reminder that tonight at 5:30 pm is LEGO free play. 
If your kiddos are bored, bring them by. 
Ill put out LEGOS, DUPLOS and GIANT LEGOs.
February 18th
Iola Public Library

CALENDAR FEB. 19 - 24
MON. Open 9:00- 8:00! Not closed for President's Day. Chess club, 6:00. In Stitches crochet takes a break.
TUES. LEGO play. We have LEGOS; you play. 5:30, meeting room. Youth crochet, 6:00-7:00, library lounge.
WED. Story time for littles is on holiday.
SAT. Extra Stitches crochet, 2:00-4:00, library lounge.
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CALENDAR  FEB. 19 - 24
MON.  Open 9:00- 8:00! Not closed for Presidents Day.  Chess club, 6:00. In Stitches crochet takes a break.
TUES.  LEGO play. We have LEGOS; you play. 5:30, meeting room. Youth crochet, 6:00-7:00, library lounge.
WED.   Story time for littles is on holiday.
SAT.  Extra Stitches crochet, 2:00-4:00, library lounge.
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