Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Reminisce Society -- April 2017


For our April Reminisce Society we will be hosting Rosemary Harris as she portrays one of Iowa’s women of history. Ola Babcock Miller established the Iowa State Patrol when she was Iowa's first woman to serve as Secretary of State.

Join us April 25th to learn more about “The Mother of the Iowa Highway Patrol” and her groundbreaking tenure as Secretary of State. The presentation will be held at the KC Hall (behind the library) and will begin at 10 am.

Harris is from Columbus Junction, IA and is a former teacher. She travels the state and portraying many different women from throughout Iowa’s 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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Butterfly Gardening for Kids!



Kids! Join us at the
Ottumwa Public Library to learn how to
Garden for Butterflies!
April 22, 3:00PM


Children in grades K-8 are invited to celebrate Earth Day at the library by learning about butterflies and what we can plant to attract them. This program will
include a craft and a plant to take home.
No registration required. 





Thursday, April 13, 2017

April Lego Club

Kids! Don't forget to join us for
LEGO CLUB
For 2nd—5th Graders
Wednesday, April 19th
2:30-3:30PM

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Board Game Day!

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

Saturday, April 15th
9AM-5PM
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!
 
 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Downstairs at Downton

Downstairs at Downton

Presented by
Kathy Wilson

April 13th @ 11:30 - 1 pm
In the Ottumwa Public Library Meeting Room

Join us Thursday April 13th as Kathy Wilson presents “Downstairs at Downton” an exploration of the popular series Downton Abbey and how it compares to history. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or you can snack on cookies and coffee from the library.

What was life "really" like below stairs at place like Highclere Castle? Could the chauffeur really marry the daughter of an Earl? Would a maid help move a dead body to protect her mistress' reputation? What about all that free time? Get the answers to these and other questions about one of the country's most popular television series, and discover what life was really like for the people working downstairs.

This program is 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.