Eastern Iowa in the sixties and early seventies wasn't exactly a hotbed for R&B. Local radio stations played the biggest hits, but nothing more. The cultural landscape was changing, however, and thanks to television shows like The Midnight Special, even whitebread America had a chance to groove to such things as the oh-so-smooth stylings of Philly Soul.
If you’ve visited one of the Des Moines Public Library locations recently, you may have seen a bookmark for “A Year of Reading Sharon.” The story behind this bookmark is lovely — it celebrates friendship, love and a passion for reading.
The Winter Reading Program is complete! I wish the end of the program also meant the end of winter, but sadly, it doesn’t. However, I hear we may have some warm weather soon, so hopefully the of winter is near.