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Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in February. 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.
The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 21st on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland.” Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. During her turbulent childhood in the 80s and 90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. Through her experiences, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.
For more information, contact Carmen Buss (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
Decorah Library - 2nd Floor 202 Winnebago St Decorah, IA 52101