KYL announces April adult library programs

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will be having adult programs throughout the month of April.

Adult Book Club — Kendall Young Library invites you to join in the April Book Club discussion on the “Long Bright River” by Liz Moore. We will be meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss. A book for the May Book Club will be announced at this time.

The Civil War and the Ties to Iowa — Local Author Michael Eckers — Join us on April 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to hear from local author Michael Eckers.

Michael Eckers has studied the history of America and our military for more than 50 years. He is retired from federal service including four years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. Ekers now resides in Webster City; for most of the past decade, he has traveled the country, speaking and writing. He is an active supporter of numerous historical and veteran groups in the Midwest.

Eckers has written three books on the American Civil War. “Wisconsin Iron” is a novel about a young man in the Iron Brigade while “The Boys of Wasioja” is a non-fiction work chronicling the experiences of Company C of the Second Minnesota Infantry from Dodge County. “Northern Colors” is the Civil War segment of a series which will chronicle the generations of a family from the American Revolution through today’s War on Terror. “Colors in the Earth” is the story of a Minnesota doughboy and an American nurse in France during The Great War. Another in this series is “Colors in the Air,” the tale of a young bombardier in the U.S. Eighth Air Force and his new bride. The two must test their love through the separation and carnage of World War II. The “Colors” series are based on Ecker’s own family ancestry. He is currently working on “Sunset Colors,” about the end of the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American conflict in Cuba.

His newest project, entitled “Five For Freedom,” is a story of a young war correspondent searching for his four high school basketball team mates from Iowa. All are serving in different military branches during The Second World War, scattered around the world.

Adult DIY — Kendall Young Library will be having Adult DIY from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 23. We will be making personalized canvas bags. This customizable bag is perfect for a trip to the library or an outing with friends. Bring a friend and join us for a fun craft time. It is a free event and no sign-up is required.

Rosie the Riveters of Iowa — Author Linda Betsinger McCann — 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 25. Kendall Young Library will be hosting Linda Betsinger McCann, the author of “Rosie the Riveters of Iowa.” Betsinger McCann will be sharing the fascinating memories of the 35 women who worked as Rosie’s during World War II.

SPICE Club — Kendall Young Library invites you to add some spice to your life with the KYL Spice of the Month Club. We will be featuring garlic powder starting in April. Samples will be available throughout the month while supplies last. This is a fun way to explore different cultures and flavors. Each month there will be a featured herb or spice. A limited number of kits will be available each month with a small sample, information about the spice, and a couple recipes to try.


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