Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hugo Kringle is Coming to Town!



The Ottumwa Public Library invites you to a very special performance of
Hugo Kringle is
Coming to Town
Santa’s Little Brother
Wed. December 13th, 5:00PM

Join us as Hugo sings Christmas songs and tells
stories of growing up with Santa. This free show is open to all, no registration required.



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Family Movie Night




The Ottumwa Public Library invites you to a very special screening of
Despicable Me 3
Join us Thursday, December 7th at 5:00PM.
Kids and adults are invited to this free event.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

December Preschool Storytime



Deck the Halls with Stories this December!
Preschool Storytime at the Ottumwa Public Library
Fridays at 10:30AM
12/1/17
Moose! Let’s celebrate this furry giant with stories!
12/8/17
Snowmen! Catch these stories before they melt away!
 12/15/17
Winter! Walk through a winter wonderland of stories!
12/22/17
Penguins! Slip and slide into stories about penguins!
12/29/17
No Storytime! But join us at 11AM or 1PM for comedy magician Steven Parker!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Reminisce Society -- November 2017

The Culinary History of Iowa
Presented by:
Darcy Doughtery Maulsby

Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10 am


Savor Iowa’s Rich Culinary Heritage.

Just in time to wrap up the Thanksgiving season, the Reminisce Society is excited to welcome Darcy Dougherty Maulsby to present her program “The Culinary History of Iowa.

Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Dig in as author and lifelong Iowan Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up Iowa’s tastiest traditions. From the chili-and-cinnamon-rolls phenomenon to Maid-Rites to the moveable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa classics and savor a smorgasbord of other unique Iowa food traditions with Darcy's fun, interactive program.

Please join us Tuesday November 28th at 10 am for an exploration of Iowa’s history with food. This will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 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.

Library Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday


The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will resume normal hours on Saturday.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!