Iola Public Library
Iola Public Library programs for September range from a college student after-hours event to a bar cookie sampling.
The Intrepid Readers book group meets at 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. This archetypal road novel set in rural 21st century America is also a journey through Mississippis past and present, haunted by the ghost of an adolescent black boy who died in prison long ago. It is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. A drug-addicted, often absent mother picks up her two kids left in care of Pap, whos trying to keep the farm running, and Mam, whos dying of cancer, and heads for Parch-man Farm, the state penitentiary where her white husband is about to be released. West is an up-and-coming young author; this is a National Book Award winner.
Scavenger Hunt Fun begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 8. Participants may hunt on their own or form a team of up to six people, but were required to register by last Friday.