NEW! Library Chat Book Club

A set of books with headphonesJoin us in October for the first-ever Library Chat Book Club. Library Chat is a monthly podcast the library staff hosts to discuss books and podcasts on all sorts of topics.  

For the October Library Chat Podcast, we will be reading What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline (DB107276) and discussing it during the October Library Chat podcast.
Book synopsis: After Jason Bennett and his family have an encounter with carjackers with ties to a drug trafficking organization, the Bennetts are enrolled in the witness protection program. But their lives begin to fall apart as they try to adjust to life in the program, and Jason realizes he needs to take matters into his own hands. 

Read the book and then submit your comments or questions to the Library Chat group to be discussed during the October Library Chat Podcast.
You can email with the subject Library Chat Book Club. Or call the library at 515-281-1323. Please have your comments or questions submitted to the library by Friday, October 6.

Happy Reading!

Library Chat Podcast: September 2023

September’s Library Chat is all about Dolly Parton.  Join library staff as they discuss podcasts, books, movies and music by and about Dolly.

Podcasts, Songs, Books, Movie and More from the Podcast:


Stuff You Should Know – Why does everyone love Dolly Parton? April 25, 2023

Dolly Parton’s America


9 To 5 from the album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs

Coat Of Many Colors from the album Coat of Many Colors

Jolene from the album Jolene

I Will Always Love You from the album Jolene

Books – Large Print

LT4784 Dolly : My Life And Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton

Books – Braille

BR4740 The New Breed by Rober Krishef

BR19802 Dream More : celebrate the dreamer in you by Dolly Parton

BR24102 Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Books – Audio

DB21782 Roy Acuff’s Nashville : The Life and Good Times of County Music by Roy Acuff

DB39868 Dolly : My Life and Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton

DB92810 Dolly on Dolly : Interview and Encounters by Dolly Parton edited by Randy L. Schmidt

DB95006 What Would Dolly Do? : How to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World by Lauren Marino

DB101091 She Come By It Natural : Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

DB102063 Dolly Parton, Songteller : My Life In Lyrics by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann

DB104697 Music Is My Life by Myles Tanzer

DB107053 Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

DB110430 I Am Dolly Parton by Brad Meltzer

Television and Movies

9 To 5


Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

Hannah Montana

Joyful Noise


Steel Magnolias

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Porter Wagoner Show