Event Schedule 2017

Moderated Book Discussion of A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable with special guest Mark Ironside, at Barnes & Noble, 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. (Teaser: Ironside may not be the only special guest … )

Memoir Writing Workshop, presented by Jane Nesmith, Tuesday, March 14. 7:00-8:30 pm at Marion Public Library. Nesmith is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center at Coe College. She’s presented her memoir-writing workshop to wide acclaim for the Metro Libraries before, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy your evening with her.

Movie showing of “Freestyle: The Victories of Dan Gable”, Thursday, March 23, 6:30 pm at Cedar Rapids Public Library. The Internet Movie Database says “Freesstyle” is a “documentary detailing the life of wrestling legend Dan Gable. [It] covers [Gable’s] entire life story from childhood to NCAA to Olympics to becoming one of the most successful coaches (in any sport) in the history of the NCAA. Rare footage, celebrity interviews, much narration by Gable himself.” If you’re a Gable fan, or just a wrestling fan, you won’t want to miss this screening!

Author Event: Dan Gable, Saturday, March 25. 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Fans will enjoy Gable’s humorous and folksy program. There will be a chance for questions, books will be for sale, and Gable will sign books and chat with fans immediately following his program.