Saturday, April 25, 2015

May 2014 Preschool Story Time @ OPL

Enjoy story time and fun crafts with Jenna on Fridays @ 10:30 in July!
May 1
Dinosaurs
May 8
Mother's Day
 May 18
Ocean Creatures
 May25  No Story Time

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Conservation Gardening: Frogs and Toads


On Saturday, April 18th there will be a talk by Alicia Houk at 10am in the Public Library Meeting Room, called Conservation Gardening: Frogs and Toads.  It is the second in a 4 part series (butterflies, frogs, birds, bees).

About 95% of Iowa's wetlands have been drained over the past 150 years, and this talk will focus on what that means for Iowa's amphibians and how gardeners can create space for frogs and toads.

Alicia Houk has taught Environmental Science at Indian Hills for the past 3 years.

April 2015 Reminisce



Ottumwa Public Library’s
Reminisce Society presents…



For our April program the OPL’s Reminisce Society is pleased to have Iowa author, Linda McC ann, present a program about her book, “Prohibition in Eastern Iowa,” on Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

The new book from the author of the "Lost Towns" series, looks at the 13 year span of time known as "Prohibition" through the lens of Eastern Iowa townspeople and others.

From farmers who grew corn used in making illegal liquor, to the bootleggers who trafficked it and the gangsters who sold it, Eastern Iowa saw its fair share!

Many are surprised to learn how this period in our national history transpired in, and impacted, Iowa.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, April 28, for a fascinating glimpse into Iowa’s culture. Reminisce Society 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.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Preschool Story Time -- April 2015


Enjoy story time and fun crafts with Jenna!
Fridays @ 10:30
April 3Easter
April 10Butterflies
April 17Pancakes
April 24 Rainbows

Monday, March 16, 2015

Donated items now being accepted for book sale


Donated items are now being accepted for the fourth annual “Pages for Pennies Book Sale.”
Donations of used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, board games, puzzles, and sheet music are being accepted now through May 8th. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobby of Bridge View Center during regular business hours. Items can be left in two shopping carts draped in black located immediately inside the center’s main entrance.
The book sale draws its inspiration from the former YWCA book sale with the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Ottumwa Public Library, Bridge View Center, and Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
We appreciate all donations, however, condensed books, magazines, videos and cassette tapes will not be accepted due to the few sold at previous sales.
Sale organizers ask that donated items be clean and in good condition. All items must be brought to Bridge View. Book sale volunteers are unable to pick-up donations.
Any questions can be directed to Sonja Ferrell at 641.682-7563 or sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Trains Across Iowa" -- Reminisce Society


For our March program the OPL’s Reminisce Society is pleased to have Humanities Iowa speaker, Rudolph Daniels, present the program, “Trains Across Iowa,” on Tuesday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

The Ottumwa Public Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host this presentation. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.

Rudolph Daniels has given programs on railroad topics for over twenty years throughout the United States and Canada. He speaks on over thirty topics on just about everything in the railroad world.
Rudy, as he prefers to be called, received his Ph.D. in history from Penn State University and holds post-doctoral certificates from Hamlin University and the University of Iowa. He has written four books. Two are currently in publication: Trains Across the Continent and Sioux City Railroads. He wrote Trains Across the Continent at the request of the railroad industry, and it is therefore the closest to an “official history” of American railroads. He is currently working on another book—“American Railroads during World War One.”

Rudy gives his entertaining programs dressed in a real Milwaukee Road conductor’s uniform. He will open his program with a “train call” to Ottumwa. The “call” will be from one of the Burlington Route’s trains during the 1950’s.The “train call” will evoke memories for many listeners. To his audiences, Rudy has become known as Iowa’s own “Super Conductor”!
The topic for Ottumwa is the Trains Across Iowa. The presentation will focus on Iowa’s importance in our nation’s rail history.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, March 24, for a fascinating glimpse into Iowa’s culture. Reminisce Society 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.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2015 -- Preschool Storytime


Enjoy story time and fun crafts with Jenna!
Fridays @ 10:30
March 6
Ducks
March 13St. Patrick's Day
(Wear Your Green!)

March 20
Springtime
March 27 Turtles