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There There: Part 1

In this post we’ll be discussing Part 1: Remain (pages 13-78) of There There by Tommy Orange. Thank you for continuing to be a part of our book club! Each chapter of the book is narrated by one of the twelve featured characters—Part 1 was four chapters long and we...

Thank a Librarian with #Postcards2Libraries

April 20-24 is National Library Week! Let’s celebrate our local public libraries and librarians—anchors who are working behind the scenes for their communities every day. I have long said, ‘librarians will save the world’ and it’s never been...

There There: Prologue

Welcome to our very first (virtual) book club meet-up! Our first selection—chosen by poll—is There There by Tommy Orange, published in 2018. Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and...

Join Our Virtual Book Club

Join our book club! That’s right, we’re starting a virtual book club because we’re not holding any in-person events for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. Let us know which book you’d like to read (see book descriptions below the poll)....

Postponing Iowa County Kickoff

After much thought and discussion, we at Ruby Bodeker for Iowa HQ made the difficult decision to postpone our Iowa County Kickoff scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Marengo Public Library. This is not something we wanted to do but given recent...