May programs take a look at LA library fire, Iola band

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April 26, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Iola Public Library has scheduled several adult programs for May.

The Intrepid Readers book discussion group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to cover  “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. A seven-hour 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library destroyed or damaged more than a million books. Orlean, a New Yorker staff writer, turns the largest library disaster in American history into a quirky, entertaining story packed with telling details and colorful characters.

The Iola Municipal Band, the oldest one continually performing in Kansas, and one of the USA’s oldest, has a colorful history stretching back to 1871. Attendees will celebrate the music and memories with director Jake Ard and veteran band musicians Andy Dunlap and Chuck Platt at 7 p.m. May 9.

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