Thursday, September 22, 2016

Free Concert With Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

A concert with classical guitarist Peter Fletcher
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Ottumwa Public Library's
Meeting Room

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will once again perform at the Ottumwa Public Library on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6 pm. The concert will take place in the meeting room at the library.

He has performed here before, most recently in April 2011 to a packed house at the library. This concert is part of a nationwide tour, to promote Peter Fletcher’s new CD – which will be released on September 29th 2016.

Fletcher will perform selections from this new CD, which contains such classical masterworks as Paganini’s dazzling Caprice No. 24, and the ever popular Cordoba by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz.

On May 6, 2017, Peter will perform this exact program at Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Nancy Drew: Iowa's Heroine to the World" -- Reminisce Society

Nancy Drew: Iowa’s Heroine to the World

Barbara Lounsberry

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 @ 10 a.m.

For the first fall meeting of the Reminisce society, the Ottumwa Public Library is happy to host Humanities Iowa speaker Barbara Lounsberry. She will be presenting “Nancy Drew: Iowa’s Heroine to the World” on Tuesday September 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the Library’s meeting room.

Nancy Drew is the most popular female detective in fiction. Few know, however, that Nancy is an Iowa heroine and that her creator was Mildred Augustine of Ladora. Nancy Drew and Mildred Augustine are extraordinary role models for Iowa girls and boys, women and men. An academic pioneer (the first woman to earn a master’s degree from the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism), Augustine earned 6 airplane pilots’ licenses, including one for sea-planing; wrote 130 stories for young people; and continued her newspaper column “On the Go” through her 98th and last year of her life. Augustine wrote in the first Nancy Drew volume, The Secret of the Old Clock published in 1930, “Nancy Drew took pride in the fertility of her state and saw beauty in a crop of waving green corn as well as in the rolling hills and the expanse of prairie land.” This program, with lots of images, is meant to inspire young and old.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, September 27th, for an exploration of one of Iowa’s most famous literary heroines and her intrepid creator. The Reminisce Society’s programs are free and open to everyone. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance or for further information, please call the library’s director, Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, extension 202.

Teen Coloring Party!

Teen Coloring Party!
Monday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00PM
Teens are invited to come color your cares away and join us for the most relaxing trend since yoga! All materials provided, no registration required.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

OPL's Board Game Day!

Join us at the
Ottumwa Public Library for
Board Game Day!

Saturday, September 17th
Bring your family and friends to play games in the library meeting room!
This is a free event for all ages,
no registration required,
just drop in and play!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Teen Writers Group!

Teen Writers Group
Meeting Tuesday, September 13th and 
Tuesday, September 27th from 4-5PM
New Members Welcome!

The Ottumwa Public Library invites middle and high school students to take part in the OPL Teen Writers group. Young writers are welcome to bring samples of their work to be read, or simply engage in discussion on craft and storytelling. All genres and styles are welcome.

For information, contact Evan Clark at: (641) 682-7563