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529 Pierce Street
712-255-2933
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Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

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4005 Morningside Avenue
712-255-2924
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
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Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
712-255-2926
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Check It Out Archives

It Turns Out Like This by Stephen Coyne (original air date: December 25, 2018)

The Food Lab by J. Kenji López-Alt (original air date: December 18, 2018)

The Overstory by Richard Powers (original air date: December 11, 2018)

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (original air date: December 4, 2018)

Don’t Make Me Pull Over! by Richard Ratay (original air date: November 27, 2018)

Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller (original air date: November 20, 2018)

Naruto Manga Series by Masashi Kishimoto (original air date: November 13, 2018)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (original air date: November 6, 2018)

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (original air date: October 23, 2018)

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor (original air date: October 16, 2018)

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (original air date: October 9, 2018)

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger (original air date: October 2, 2018)

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper (original air date: September 25, 2018)

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux (original air date: September 18, 2018)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (original air date: September 11, 2018)

Author Recommendation: Fiona Davis (original air date: August 28, 2018)

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen (original air date: August 21, 2018)

Misery by Stephen King (original air date: August 14, 2018)

Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (original air date: August 7, 2018)

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (original air date: July 31, 2018)

The Power by Naomi Alderman (original air date: July 24, 2018)

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (original air date: July 17, 2018)

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (original air date: July 17, 2018)

The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds (original air date: July 10, 2018)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (original air date: July 3, 2018)

Extreme Makeover by Dan Wells (original air date: June 26, 2018)

The Finest Hours  (original air date: June 19, 2018)

Artemis by Andy Weir (original air date: June 12, 2018)

Black Noon by Art Garner (original air date: June 5, 2018)

Moneyball by Michael Lewis (original air date: May 22, 2018)

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose (original air date: May 15, 2018)

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (original air date: May 1, 2018)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (original air date: April 24, 2018)

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (original air date: April 17, 2018)

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (original air date: April 10, 2018)

Jim Dale Audiobooks (original air date: April 3, 2018)

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser (original air date: March 27, 2018)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (original air date: March 20, 2018)

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (original air date: March 13, 2018)

Three Children’s Books (original air date: February 27, 2018)

George Guidall Audiobooks (original air date: February 13, 2018)

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder (original air date: November 14, 2017)

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (original air date: October 17, 2017)

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (original air date: October 10, 2017)

Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, a Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier by Peter Stark (original air date: October 3, 2017)

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (original air date: September 26, 2017)

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (original air date: September 19, 2017)

Books by the author Nickolas Butler (original air date: September 12, 2017)

American Kingpin by Nick Bilton (original air date: August 22, 2017)

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (original air date: August 8, 2017)

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (original air date: August 1, 2017)

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (original air date: June 27, 2017)

The 12 Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (original air date: June 13, 2017)

Sisterhood of the Squared Circle by Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy (original air date: June 6, 2017)

Ill Will by Dan Chaon (original air date: May 30, 2017)

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi (original air date: May 16, 2017)

Where Nobody Knows Your Name by John Feinstein (original air date: May 9, 2017)

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta (original air date: May 2, 2017)

Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (original air date: April 11, 2017)

Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella (original air date: March 21, 2017)

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (original air date: February 28, 2017)

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell (original air date: February 14, 2017)

The Antiques by Kris D’Agostino (original air date: February 7, 2017)

The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick (original air date: January 31, 2017)

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (original air date: January 10, 2017)

The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang (original air date: January 3, 2017)

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (original air date: December 27, 2016)

Three Great Holiday Reads (original air date: December 20, 2016)

A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover From Great Success by Tracy Kidder (original air date: December 13, 2016)

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber (original air date: December 6, 2016)

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (original air date: November 29, 2016)

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach (original air date: November 22, 2016)

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander (original air date: November 15, 2016)

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (original air date: November 8, 2016)

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (original air date: October 25, 2016)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (original air date: October 18, 2016)

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (original air date: September 20, 2016)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (original air date: August 30, 2016)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (original air date: August 23, 2016)

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (original air date: August 16, 2016)

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (original air date: August 9, 2016)

The Black Count by Tom Reiss (original air date: August 2, 2016)

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (original air date: July 26, 2016)

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (original air date: July 5, 2016)

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews (original air date: June 14, 2016)

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz (original air date: June 7, 2016)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (original air date: May 24, 2016)

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (original air date: May 10, 2016)

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (original air date: May 3, 2016)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (original air date: April 26, 2016)

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley (original air date: April 19, 2016)

Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne (original air date: March 29, 2016)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (original air date: March 22, 2016)

The Widow’s Season by Laura Brodie (original air date: March 15, 2016)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (original air date: March 8, 2016)

City of Thieves by David Benioff (original air date: March 1, 2016)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (original air date: February 16, 2016)

Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson (original air date: February 9, 2016)

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson (original air date: January 26, 2016)

Passing Strange by Martha A. Sandweiss (original air date: January 19, 2016)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (original air date: January 12, 2016)

The Joy Diet by Martha Beck (original air date: December 29, 2015)

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (original air date: December 22, 2015)

Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman (original air date: December 15, 2015)

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (original air date: December 8, 2015)

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (original air date: November 24, 2015)

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (original air date: November 17, 2015)

Drinking, A Love Story by Caroline Knapp (original air date: November 4, 2015)

One More Thing by BJ Novak (original air date: October 20, 2015)

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard (original air date: October 13, 2015)

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (original air date: September 29, 2015)

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (original air date: September 22, 2015)

The Drop by Dennis Lehane (original air date: September 9, 2015)

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (original air date: September 1, 2015)

Freakonomics series by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (original air date: August 25, 2015)

The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights by Joan Didion (original air date: August 18, 2015)

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (original air date: August 11, 2015)

The Giver by Lois Lowry (original air date: August 4, 2015)

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (original air date: July 28, 2015)

Joe Pickett mystery series by C. J. Box (original air date: July 21, 2015)

Books about minimalist lifestyles (original air date: July 14, 2015)

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (original air date: July 7, 2015)

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (original air date: June 30, 2015)

The Martian by Andy Weir (original air date: June 23, 2015)