Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Curious Kids Science Club!

Join us at the Ottumwa Public
Library for the
Curious Kids
Science Club
Monday, January 23rd at 4:00PM
(For Grades K-5, No Registration Required)
Let your kids satisfy their curiosity about science by listening to stories and conducting a simple experiment. 

This is a 30 minute program meeting the fourth Monday of the month from January to May. No registration required

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January Lego Club!

For 2nd—5th Graders
Wednesday, January 18th

No Registration Required.
Children will design a project that will then be on display in the library.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Reminisce Society -- January 2017

Reminisce Society

Rachelle Chase 

Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time

Please join us Tuesday January 24th for our January meeting of the Reminisce Society. Author Rachelle Chase will present in the Library meeting room, “Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time.” She will explore the history of one of Iowa’s lost towns.

In 1900, at a time when Jim Crow laws, segregation, and the Ku Klux Klan kept blacks and whites separated, residents in Buxton, Iowa—a thriving coal mining town established by Consolidation Coal Company—lived, worked, and went to school side by side. African Americans—miners, teachers, business owners, doctors, lawyers, and more—made up more than half of the population for the first 10 years and remained the largest ethnic group until 1914. By 1922, Buxton was a ghost town. Using photographs and rare audio clips from interviews with former Buxton residents, Author Rachelle Chase will share what made Buxton so unique, both in terms of the residents and the town itself, and why Buxton is still being talked about today. 

Rachelle Chase is a senior business analyst for Fortune 500 companies, model, and published romance and nonfiction author, who lives in Ottumwa, Iowa. Her latest book, Lost Buxton, was just released January 9, 2017 by Arcadia Publishing. 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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Library Closed Monday -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  We will resume normal hours on the Tuesday.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Family Movie Night- Storks

The Ottumwa Public Library invites you to a very special screening of
Join us Thursday, January 12th at 5:00PM
Kids and Adults are invited to this free event. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as seating is limited.