Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Reminisce Society -- March 2017

Reminisce Society & Humanities Iowa
Lisa Ossian

The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1940-45
Tuesday, March 28th @ 10 am

Presented at the KC HALL

For the March meeting of the Reminisce society, the Ottumwa Public Library is happy to host Lisa Ossian. With Humanities Iowa, she will be presenting “The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1940-45” on Tuesday March 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ottumwa. Please note the new location for the event at the KC Hall directly behind the library.

The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1940-45 discusses how the home front contributions of Iowans and Americans are divided into four historical fronts: the farm front, the production front, the community front, and the kitchen front. Food for Freedom directed American farmers in the all-out production needed for the war effort and the Allies’ relief, and Iowa farmers led the nation in crop and livestock production. Iowa’s small businesses and industries such as Maytag added to the “Arsenal of Democracy” by filling many military sub-contract orders while the two newly constructed ordnance plants in Burlington and Ankeny produced thousands of bombs and millions of machine gun bullets.

Iowa’s small towns and cities matched and exceeded records in the eight War Bond Drives as well as the numerous scrap drives for iron, paper, rubber, and tin, and Iowa’s women met the rationing and production requirements demanded from the federal government in all home kitchens. This presentation will explore each of these four fronts and the roles played by different Iowa organizations and the Iowans at home throughout the war.

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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Family Fun Night!

Join the
Wapello County Children's Alliance

Family Fun Night at the
Ottumwa Public Library
Friday, March 24
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Free food and activities
Crafts, Legos, Board Games, Movies
Call for information or to RSVP (641)682-7563 ext 210

Sponsored by the  
Wapello County Children's Alliance 
and the 
Ottumwa Public Library


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Family Movie Night- Moana

The Ottumwa Public Library invites you to a very special screening of
Join us Tuesday, March 21st at 5:00PM
Kids and adults are invited to this free event.
Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as seeing is limited.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March Lego Club!

Kids! Don't forget to join us for
For 2nd—5th Graders
Wednesday, March 15th
And a Special Spring Break Lego Club
Wednesday, March 22nd
Children will design project that will then be on display in the library.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Check out the Oscar Nominees

Oscar Nominee's Now Available for Reservation @ OPL

How about this year's Academy Awards? Quite the rollercoaster, huh? 

Don't trust Warren Beatty to tell you what's up, check out the Oscar Nominees for yourself at OPL.