Explore the Archives
Calling all history buffs!
Did you know we have a local history collection that you can look at while at the library?
Our wonderful intern, Jackie Hammond, has been combing the archives and organizing them so that researchers can easily access primary and secondary documents that are available.
Join us on Wednesday August 26 at 7pm to discuss
“A Violet Season” by Kathy Leonard Czepiel
“The best historical fiction doesn’t bring the past to the reader but carries the reader into the past, to see it, touch it, smell it, live it. In A Violet Season Kathy Leonard Czepiel transplants her readers among the blooms at a turn-of-the-century violet farm in New York State, a captivatingly unique time and place, and teaches them how hardy a plant—and a woman—can be. Smell the violets with Joe Jacobs, and with Joe you will ‘hardly imagine anything wrong with the world.’ See Ida Fletcher’s pain—’a great room with a cold floor and a light so bright it hurt to look,’ and you won’t be able to leave Ida’s side, through mistakes and accomplishments large and small. As a writer I say, ‘kudos.’ As a reader I say, ‘more!’” (Sally Gunning author of The Rebellion of Jane Clarke)
New members are always welcome! For more details or to reserve your copy contact Grinnell Library.
September book: “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd