The Force will be strong at libary in October

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September 26, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Adult programs at Iola Public Library during October begin with the “Intrepid Readers” book discussion at 2 p.m. Oct. 4. This month, the selection “The Good Earth,” written in 1931 by Pearl Buck. In a rural Chinese village, just before World War I, the humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures his family. Nearby the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they are soon to meet their downfall. A best-seller in both 1931 and 1932, the book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.
The Pinterest Party is at 6 p.m. Oct. 15. Attendees will make faux bread loaves. The class is limited to 25 people. Pre-registration and a free of $3 are due by Oct. 12.
As part of the fall Iola Reads project, an episode of “Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, followed by a Night of Origami where attendees will learn how to fold an origami Yoda.
A Halloween Movie Night is at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 It features a Walt Disney film, Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie.” Suburban schoolboy Victor resurrects his deceased dog Sparky as part of a science experiment, and he must contend with the unexpected complications of having an undead house pet. The film is rated PG.
Finally, there is “Soft Spot for Kansas Hardwood” at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. George Hawley, Elsmore, has pretty much had a life-long love affair with wood — Kansas hardwood.
He and wife Betty built their own home using 20 different kinds, all logged within 20 miles of Elsmore. Since 1966 their Hawley Lumber & Sawmill Co. has specialized in rough-cut lumber from native trees. The company offers wood for everything from artisan projects and household do-it-yourself jobs to bridge planks and trailer flooring.

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