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 Sept 23 at 7pm to discuss
“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd
The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined”
New members are always welcome! For more details or to reserve your copy contact Grinnell Library.
October book: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck