Adult

AViD Author Visit: Jon Katz

May 4
Monday 7:00 pm
Although best known for his endearing books about dogs, Jon Katz’s newest book, Saving Simon, is a heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir about his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. Katz tells the story of rescuing the neglected donkey, whose recovery was far from easy. But during the healing process, Simon revealed to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives, and how it can inspire us to take great risks.

AViD Author Visit: Steve Berry

Apr 10
Friday 7:00 pm
History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel, and his newest book, The Patriot Threat, is no exception. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations from the one dollar bill, his newest story poses a dangerous question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal?

AViD Author Visit: Rebecca Skloot

Apr 1
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloot’s debut book, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for more than four years. The book was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, O the Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, People Magazine, New York Times, and U.S.

Preservation 101

May 7
Thursday 11:30 am
Wondering what to do with all the good stuff harvested from your garden? Nutrition and Health specialist Mary Krisco from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will give a presentation on preserving food. Sponsored by Des Moines Community Action Agency.

Conversations & Coffee

May 7
Thursday 2:00 pm
English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. This program is open to all levels of English speakers and activities will be provided to prompt and encourage conversation. For additional information please contact Jon Hobbs at jthobbs@dmpl.org.

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