Winter Reading Programs - Nov. 1


The 2018 Winter Reading Programs for children, teens and adults begin on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Perry Public Library. Reading incentives and grand prize drawings are a popular component of the programs. Summer reading is fun, but winter reading is cool. Visit the library to register, or call the library for more information.


Teen Social Saturday - Nov. 3


All teens are invited to gather at the library one Saturday each month, November through February, for Teen Social Saturdays, to meet new friends, play games, enjoy snacks and socialize. The November event is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 3. For more information, call Misty at the library: 515-465-3569.


BeTween the Pages Social Event - Nov. 7


Tweens (third through fifth graders) are invited to participate in a social series at Perry Public Library. BeTween the Pages is at 3:30 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month, in the library large meeting room, throughout the school year. Tweens can socialize, enjoy a snack and participate in a variety of age appropriate activities, games, crafts, movies, book talks and more. This month’s event is Wednesday, Nov. 7, and our craft will be a “yarn pumpkin.” This is a free program, and no registration is necessary. For more information, call Suzanne Kestel at the library: 515-465-3569.


Dallas County Reads One Book - Nov. 8


In conjunction with the Dallas County Libraries Association, Perry Public Library will host the 2018 Dallas County Reads One Book event. We welcome author Allen Eskens, who will present a free talk on his popular book, “The Life We Bury,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Perry Performing Arts Center. Prior to the book talk, a ticketed meet and greet reception will be held at the Hotel Pattee at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and are available at the participating libraries for $12, while they last. Following the book talk, there will be a book-signing with the author. Books will be available to purchase from Beaverdale Books.


Art on the Prairie 2018 - Nov. 10, 11


Perry Public Library will participate in Art on the Prairie 2018, as a venue for art exhibits and as command central for a community art project featuring copper embossed tiles we create and contribute to two murals, in collaboration with DMACC. The murals will be installed at the library and DMACC buildings upon completion. Plan to join us at the library to shop for a variety of fine art merchandise and to participate in the creation of a beautiful piece of art, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.