Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Nonfiction Book Club

Nonfiction Book Club
January 23rd  at 5:30 p.m.


Join us Thursday January 23rd for the Nonfiction Book Club as they discuss In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. Or drop by to pick up next month's read Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Curious Kids Science Club


Join us at the Ottumwa Public
Library for the
Curious Kids
Science Club
Friday, January 24th
4:00-4:30PM
(For Grades K-5, No Registration Required)

Let your kids satisfy their curiosity about science by conducting simple experiments.

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Reminisce Society


Reminisce Society
Tuesday January 28th at 10 am.
Tom Milligan and Humanities Iowa Present: Cartoons and Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling



Presented at the K.C. Hall
Join us Tuesday January 28th at 10 a.m. in the K.C. Hall as Tom Milligan with Humanities Iowa presents “Cartoons & Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling”.
In this 45-minute presentation, Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City where as a young boy where he became aware of the natural world around him while developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he recalls his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include two Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoons for the Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt not only through his cartoons but his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.
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.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Library Delayed Opening Today


The library will open at noon today (01/18/2020) due to the weather conditions.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Library Closed Monday -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


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