Monday, October 24, 2016

Family Movie Night

The Ottumwa Public Library Invites you to a very special screening of
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Join us Wednesday, October 26th at 5:00PM.
Kids and adults are invited to this free event.
Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as seating is limited. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Iowa's First Woman Elected" -- Reminisce Society

Cheryl Mullenbach Presents 
Iowa’s First Woman Elected: Julia Addington 

Tuesday, October 25th @ 10 a.m.

For the October Reminisce Society meeting the Ottumwa Public Library is happy to host Cheryl Mullenbach as she presents “Iowa’s First Woman Elected: Julia Addington”.

Cheryl Mullenbach is an award-winning Iowa author. Her children’s and young adult books have won recognition from the American Library Association, International Literacy Association, and National Council of Social Studies. When the FDR Presidential Library and Museum featured Cheryl as one of ten authors at their 2013 reading festival, her talk was broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV series. Her weekly Iowa history column is featured by newspapers across the state.

Cheryl’s research on Julia Addington led to the question, “Did Iowa elect the first woman to office in the United States?” Iowan Julia Addington was elected county school superintendent in Mitchell County, Iowa, in 1869. By some accounts, she was the first woman elected to office in the United States. In her talk about the rowdy, raucous election of Julia, Cheryl will introduce the audience to “zealous supporters of women’s rights,” “soreheads,” and “renegade” party leaders who drew national attention to Iowa in 1869.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, October 25th, for a discussion of Iowa’s politics and the woman who made history. 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

Children's Halloween Party

OPL is excited to announce our

Children's Halloween Party!

From 3-4PM on Saturday, October 29th join us for a children’s Halloween Party at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

We’ll have games, crafts and a very special guest princess to help entertain!

This is a free event for all children, no registration required.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lego Club!

For 2nd—5th Graders
Wednesday, October 19th
No Registration Required.

Children will design a project that will then be on display in the library.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Teen Coloring Party!

Teen Coloring Party!
Monday, October 17th 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.