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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).

Which book should we read?
  • There There: A novel 47%, 8 votes
    8 votes 47%
    8 votes - 47% of all votes
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek 35%, 6 votes
    6 votes 35%
    6 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Birds of an Iowa Dooryard 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Iowa Baseball Greats 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Sisters in Spirit 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 17
March 20, 2020 - March 28, 2020
Voting is closed

Book Descriptions

Birds of An Iowa Dooryard by Althea R. Sherman

Born in Clayton County, Iowa in 1853, pioneer in the life study of birds as she was opposed to killing specimens for study. Her backyard “Acre of Birds” served as living laboratory. The first to witness and record entire nesting cycle of Chimney Swifts. Timely book in light of our current social distancing lifestyle.

Iowa Baseball Greats by Don Doxsie

Sports editor for the Quad-City Times. Profiles 16 of Iowa’s major league baseball players. Each player profiled has a compelling story, some interwoven with the game’s greatest moments.

Sisters in Spirit by Sally Roesch Wagner

History of women’s struggle for freedom and equality in America. Documents the Iroquois influence on the women’s suffrage movement.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Inspired by blue-skinned people of Kentucky and brave, dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s. Fictional life of traveling librarian Cussy Mary Carter.

There There: A novel by Tommy Orange

From The Guardian–centers “on the interconnected lives of a group of [12] Native Americans…book steers clear of the antique romance of the open plains; for that, Orange wryly notes: ‘we have…Kevin Costner saving us, John Wayne slaying us [and] an Italian guy named Iron Eyes Cody playing our parts in movies’. Instead, we encounter contemporary Indian life in all its messy and relatable complexity.”