Iola Reads: Author visits Tuesday

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November 4, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen, author of “A Night Divided,” a story of a girl and her family divided by construction of the Berlin Wall at the onset of the Cold War, will talk about her book Tuesday evening at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.

The 7 p.m. community presentation will be in the Creitz Recital Hall. Refreshments will be served.

The book is the focus of this year’s Iola Reads campaign.

Books may be obtained at the Iola Public Library, USD 257 school libraries or in various locations around town. Readers are asked to pass on the book to other, return it to a library or another location where Iola Reads books are distributed.

Nielsen will speak earlier in the day at Iola Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School.

Former Iola City Administrator Carl Slaugh will be the focus of a similar program a week later.

Slaugh was stationed in Germany when the Berlin Wall was taken down,  upon the collapse of the Soviet Union. He will talk about his experiences with “Eyewitness To the Fall” at 7 p.m. Nov. there when it fell. He will tell about his family’s experience. The program will be at Iola Public Library at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Iola Public Library.

Iola Reads is a cooperative project involving the library, USD 257 and the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. The project is funded by the Helen Gates Whitehead Testamentary Trust.