Join us for “Getting Life in Kansas” on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Iola High School Lecture Hall. The program is sponsored by Iola Reads to go along with the reading of the current selection “Getting Life” by Michael Morton. Floyd Bledsoe is a Kansan who, like Michael Morton, spent time in prison convicted of a murder he did not commit. He will be speaking on Monday night, along with Jean Phillips of the Project for Innocence at the University of Kansas School of Law.
The library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday.
Author Lorraine Robinson will talk about the murder case upon which her book “Deadly Affair” is based. The murder occurred in LaCygne in the 1920s. Robinson is the niece of Iolan Jay Thyer. She will sign copies of the book following the program, and will have copies of the book available to purchase.
What do all the people above have in common? They are all Kansans!
There are more noted—or notorious—Kansans than you might realize. From Lucy Ricardo’s sidekick to NFL Hall of Famers to Nobel Prize winners, Kansans have left their mark on the world. Do you know about the doctor who got rich implanting goat testicles in men—and almost got elected governor? What about the long-time head of the Communist Party in the USA? We’ll tell about these and a few dozen more. There are so many that we’ll only have time to say a little about each one
Noted and Notorious Kansans will be presented at the library on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.