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Decorah Public Library announces October book discussions
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.
Decorah Public Library 202 Winnebago St Decorah, IA 52101
The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Oct. 18th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Jeanette Walls’ “Half Broke Horses.” By age six, Jeannette Walls’ resourceful, no-nonsense grandmother Lily Casey Smith was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, and the Great Depression. Jeannette’s mother told her that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, she channels that kindred spirit.