|"Dewey'" Immortalized in Tile.|
|A few of the "Dewey" items on display in the Spencer Public Library.|
Last week a screenwriter was here, gathering information for her rendition of “Dewey”, the movie. Yes, a movie is in the making and the screenwriters wish to cast Meryl Streep as the librarian. But not everyone in town is happy with all the fuss over Dewey. An older man was picking up copies while I was in the library. When he heard me mention Dewey he launched into a rant about people overrunning the town and making trouble, and all because of “that damn book”. “Just wait until the movie comes out”, he grumbled, “then things will really be crazy around here.”
I have my picture taken with Dewey’s statue and visit his gravesite. And then I leave the town of Spencer, continuing on to discover more of Iowa’s hidden treasures.
Vickie Myron had Dewey photographed on a whim, long before she had thoughts of writing a book. That decision probably helped the book become a best-seller; this compelling portrait is on the cover.
|Memorial plaque at Dewey's gravesite.|
To read more about "Dewey" go to: spencerlibrary.com