Calendar module icon


View All Calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me® button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community.

March 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Public Library
805 1st St East
Independence, IA 50644
ellsworth_oboi18 150
Facebook Twitter Email

OBOI: Author Visit with Loretta Ellsworth

Monday, March 26, 2018

IPL hosts author of the 2018 OBOI selection, Stars Over Clear Lake.

The Independence Public Library is proud to host Loretta Ellsworth, the author of this year’s One Book One Independence selection, Stars Over Clear Lake.

A former teacher, Ellsworth, who grew up in Mason City, is an award-winning author of several young adult novels. Her depiction of 1940s life in a rural Iowa town, complicated by the tragedies of WWII, vividly brings her first adult novel to life. The story is woven by the magical escape that was the Surf Ballroom, where countless big bands entertained American during and after World War II. Yet, it is the focus on love, loss, and the life choices that will resonate most with the reader.

Ellsworth will have books for sale and signing following the presentation. Free and open to the public, the presentation begins at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. For more information about this and other OBOI programs please click here, visit us on Facebook or call the library at 319-334-2470.