Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Board Game Day!

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

Saturday, September 23
Bring your family and friends to play games in the children's library!
This is a free event for all ages,
no registration required,
just drop in and play!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reminisce Society -- September 2017

Reminisce Society & Humanities Iowa
Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair
(But You Already Know That!)

presented by
Mary Kay Shanley
at the KC Hall

The Ottumwa Public Library’s Reminisce Society is proud to host Mary Kay Shanley on Tuesday September 26th at 10 a.m. With Humanities Iowa Mary will be presenting “Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair, a discussion of Iowa’s famous State Fair.

Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have collectively made up our unique August experience. You’ll discover a bit of yourself in their stories – from watching two locomotives collide in front of a packed Grandstand to riding the Roller Coaster or sneaking a smooch with your sweetheart while gliding through Ye Old Mill, from parading your Charolais around the ring to watching judges test your piecrust, from camping in Tent City to eating your noon meal beside your car. Author Mary Kay Shanley shares best-of-the-best tales, which are accompanied by a few of the book’s 500 brilliant photographs. There’ll be time for sharing because everybody has a great State Fair story to tell.

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 641-682-7563x202

Friday, September 15, 2017

Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Party!

Kids! Join us for the Ottumwa Public Library’s
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Pirate Party!
Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 4:00PM

Join us as we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at the library! We'll have crafts, activities and more. Pirate costumes are welcome. This free event is open to all children, no registration required. 
 4-5PM: Games, Crafts and a costume contest!
5-6:30PM: A screening of  the movie
The Pirate Fairy 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Drop-In Crafternoon!

Kids! Join us at the Ottumwa Public Library for:
Every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00PM

Every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00PM the library will have craft projects set out in the children’s library. All children are invited to stop by and create different crafts each week. Please note, these are self directed craft projects, this is not a class.  No registration required, just drop in!


Friday, September 8, 2017

September Lego Club!


Join us on our new day, the 3rd Friday of every month!

For 2nd—5th Graders
Friday, September 15th

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