Perry Public Library August Events

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The Perry Public Library is located at 1101 Willis Ave. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

RBdigital Tutorial Offered at Perry Public Library - Aug. 12

Perry Public Library began offering free digital content from Recorded Books (RBdigital) to library cardholders on July 1, and we are pleased to offer patrons a free tutorial, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 in the library meeting room. Library Director Mary Murphy will introduce us to the variety of options offered through the rb digital AP: audiobooks, streaming television and movie services: Acorn TV, IndieFlix, and Pongalo (Spanish Language), Stingray Qello concerts and music documentaries, as well as online learning options from Transparent Language, The Great Courses Library Collection, LearnItLive wellness and personal development, and Method Test Prep (ACT/SAT preparedness). Everyone is invited to come and learn how to access the free digital content by downloading the AP to a smart device or via a browser on your computer. All content is simultaneous use for all patrons, so no waiting, no reserves! No registration is needed for this free event.

Monthly Book Club August Meeting - Aug. 20

The August meeting of the Perry Public Library Monthly Book Club is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in the Clarion Room of the Security Bank Building, 1102 Willis Ave. The selected title for discussion is “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan. Interested readers are invited to join the group for any of the monthly meetings. Discussion leader is Library Director Mary Murphy.

ISBA People’s Law School Program to Live-Stream at Perry Public Library - Aug. 20

Perry Public Library will live-stream a program on Consumer Protection from the Iowa State Bar Association’s People’s Law School at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in the library meeting room. The program is possible through a partnership between the State Library of Iowa and the Iowa State Bar Association, seeking to bring free information to public libraries across the state on a variety of legal topics, including the basics of wills and revocable trusts, buying and selling a home, mortgages, foreclosures, establishing guardianships and conservatorships, modifying divorce decrees, and more. On Aug. 20, Al Perales, Consumer Protection Investigator for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, will provide an overview of current imposter scams that target older Iowans, as well as tips for consumers on protecting themselves from scammers. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited!

Latino Festival - Aug. 24

Perry Public Library will participate in the Perry Latino Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Stop by the library table to say hello to Mary, enjoy an activity and receive a treat!

Lifelong Learners at the Library Coffee: Needle Felting with Kay Weishaar - Aug. 26

Join us for the August Lifelong Learners Coffee at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Carnegie Library Museum. Our guest is fiber artist, Kay Weishaar. Kay will demonstrate needle felting, using wool roving, curls, and batting, talk about equipment and techniques and share some of her creations with us. We will have the opportunity to experiment with wool and felting needles on a simple project at this “hands on” event. Everyone is invited to join us for coffee and learn about this trending craft. This is a free program, and no registration is needed.

​For additional information about any of the programs, contact the library at 515-465-3569.