Teen summer reading program to feature UFO program on June 15

Author and paranormal investigator Chad Lewis will make a return visit to Perry Public Library this summer on his Midwest tour and present his lecture, UFOs of the Midwest, at 2 p.m., Friday, June 15, in the library large meeting room. This program is offered in conjunction with the Discover Space teen summer reading program, and all teens are welcome to attend. We will explore the fascinating subject of Unidentified Flying Objects with Chad, incorporating eyewitness accounts, anecdotes, and visual evidence. Don’t miss this free event.


Adult summer reading program to feature stargazing program on June 16


We will meet Chris Atkins of Dallas County Conservation at 9 p.m., Saturday June 16, at the Voas Nature Center to learn about constellations, engage in some naked eye stargazing and enjoy S’mores. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and meet us at Voas - or caravan from the library with us at 8:30 p.m. No registration is needed, and everyone is welcome. Call Director Mary Murphy for more information at 515-465-3569.


Adult summer reading program to feature author Loretta Ellsworth June 19


Join us at Perry Public Library for a Discover Space adult summer reading event. Meet author Loretta Ellsworth and hear a book talk featuring her most recent book, “Stars Over Clear Lake,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, in the library large meeting room. An award-winning writer of four Young Adult novels, Ellsworth now offers a nostalgic story for adults that centers on a family conflict and a life-altering encounter at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake during the war-torn 1940s. A secret kept and star-crossed love creates an intriguing tale that captures the reader’s imagination. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.


Adult summer reading program to feature writer, editor Sarah Weyer June 25


Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at the Carnegie Library Museum, for a Discover Space adult summer program, co-sponsored by Hometown Heritage and Perry Public Library. We will have a conversation with guest Sarah Weyer, retired writer and editor, who collaborated in the development of technical manuals for NASA engineers. Everyone is welcome to attend this space-themed event. All summer reading programs are free.