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Author Event and Book Signing 
Tues April 26th 6 p.m. at the library
featuring Jessie Bishop Powell


Jessie Bishop Powell grew up in rural Ohio, where the only primates were humans. She holds Master’s Degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Kentucky and has lived in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband and their two children since 2008. She’s pretty sure the kids qualify for another category of primate altogether. The Marriage at the Rue Morgue is the first title in the Rue and Lakeland Series. Publishers Weekly calls it an “intriguing whodunit” and an “appealing read”. Kirkus says it’s “most likely the finest simian cozy to date”.

If you missed author Jessie Bishop Powell when she visited Wetumpka in February you have another chance to meet her at the Wetumpka Library. Jessie will talk with us about her newest book Case of the Red-Handed Rhesus, which was published after her visit to our fundraiser. Murder on the Menu.  In this newest Rue and Lakeland Mystery, Noel Rue and her husband Lance already lead busy lives at the Midwest Primate Sanctuary. Are they really ready to adopt six-year-old twins with Asperger’s syndrome? When they answer yes, they’re plunged into the world of special needs parenting even as chaos blooms at the sanctuary. 

This meeting is free and open to the public.


The Friends of the Wetumpka Library (FOWL) has monthly meetings which feature speakers that have something to do with the world of books or local interest.  Past Speakers have included Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Leslie Bailey,  Kathryn Tucker Windham, Deborah Ford, Julia Spencer-Fleming,  JoAnn Ross , Rob Dalby and Julia Oliver just to name a few!  Meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.