Copies of Jeffrey Kluger's non-fiction book Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio are now available for check out at the Library circulation desk.
Carnegie-Stout patrons are encouraged to check out and read Splendid Solutions, and then attend our book discussion, Let's Talk Books, in the Library's 2nd Floor Rotunda at 7 p.m. on September 11, 2007.
Splendid Solutions is the 2007 selection for All Iowa Reads, a program sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book which encourages Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. Discussion questions are available here.
As part of the 2007 program, the Iowa Center for the Book is collecting stories from Iowans about what they remember of the impact of polio and the development of the polio vaccine. These stories and photos can be viewed at http://www.iowapoliostories.org.