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Author Spotlight

Stephen Markley | The Deluge               

@ Central Library

Central Library 1000 Grand, Des Moines, IA

Author Spotlight: Stephen Markley in Conversation with Sean Adams

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Jolene Stratton Philo | See Jane Sing!

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

Prepare for another hilarious misadventure as Jane Newell and her zany friends tackle the next Little Missouri mystery.

Coat Drive

Donate One Warm Coat 

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Donate a new or gently-used coat to One Warm Coat in partnership with author Norene Paulson and Beaverdale Books.

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Norene Paulson | Nila’s Perfect Coat

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

An engaging and accessible story about having enough and helping others in need.

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Local Author Fair

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Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

Here's your chance to meet and greet six local authors! Heartwarming stories, memorable memoirs, fun fiction, and even some financial help for parents of college bound kids.

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Tyler Granger | Iowa Trouble

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

Iowa Trouble is a memoir of political violence across Iowa, including horror stories from punk-subculture to Iowa gangsters and the politics of the Iowa Caucus.

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Joy Neal Kidney | Leora’s Early Years

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During Leora Goff’s early decades, she gathered the tenacity, optimism and hope she would need throughout her long life.

Workshop and Booksigning

Mary Potter Kenyon | Called to Be Creative

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

Called to Be Creative is for anyone looking to reignite that tiny spark inside of them and invite creativity into their lives through simple, everyday practices.

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Patti Isaacs | The Second Long March: Memoir from a Witness to China’s Transformation

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

The Second Long March: Memoir from a Witness to China’s Transformation, chronicles life lived on the cusp of economic change, and the stunning contrasts experienced by the author's Chinese friends and their city once that transformation was well underway.

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Lilian Okech | Spirt of Warriors and Ageno

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

Lily knows the life of a refugee. Of a transplant who has lost family members, best friends, and her home. An American citizen since 2014, Lily watches the way organizations send support overseas to help others.

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Jann Freed | Breadcrumb Legacy: How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering

@ Beaverdale Books

Beaverdale Books 2629 Beaverdale Books, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

Legacy is a common topic these days, but usually later in life. Jann Freed advocates instead that we think of legacy as the impact we have as a result of daily small actions—breadcrumbs.

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Larry Baker | Harry and Sue: A Story About Love and Ghosts

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HARRY AND SUE is brilliant in many ways, but the first appearance of Marilyn Monroe’s ghost is surely the most dazzling entrance of any character in recent American fiction.