Author Vicki Myron to speak at Friends Annual Meeting
Apr 29, 2013
from 02:05 PM to 02:05 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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The Friends of Decorah Public Library Annual Meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday April 29 on the 2nd floor of Decorah Public Library. Following a brief business meeting, featured speaker will be author Vicki Myron. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Myron is the author of several best-selling books about Dewey, the world famous library cat from Spencer, Iowa. “Dewey, the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” is the heartwarming, true story of an abandoned kitten who went on to live an extraordinary life, inspiring a struggling single mother, transforming a sleepy library and the inhabitants of its depressed Iowa farm town, and ultimately capturing the hearts of animal lovers around the world.
Dewey, as the townspeople named the kitten, grew into a strutting, affable library cat whose antics kept patrons in stitches and whose sixth sense about those in need created hundreds of deep and loving friendships. As his fame grew, people drove hundreds of miles to meet Dewey, and he even ended up the subject of a hit documentary in Japan! Through it all, Dewey remained a loyal companion, a beacon of hope not just for Vicki Myron, but for the entire town of Spencer as it slowly pulled itself up from the worst financial crisis in its long history.
When Dewey died in 2006 at the age of 19, his obituary appeared in over 250 newspapers, including the New York Times, USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and was announced on the national television evening news.
The Friends of Decorah Public Library group was created to be a support organization for the Library. The Friends help raise awareness of the Library in the community and sponsor many Library programs, as well as doing work 'behind the scenes' to help make the Library a facility relevant to all the residents of the greater Decorah area.
For more information about the April 29 program, call 382-3717.