Thursday, February 20, 2020

Reminisce Society

Reminisce Society
Rachelle Chase Presents:  
“The Making of Buxton Iowa”
Tuesday February 25th at 10 a.m.
Presented at the K.C. Hall

Join us Tuesday February 25th at 10 am in the K.C. Hall as we host the program “The Making of Buxton Iowa” presented by Rachelle Chase.

Rachelle is the author of "Lost Buxton" and "Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa" and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa --  when she's not traveling in her RV. researching her new book ideas. 

Travel back in time to Buxton, Iowa -- the amazing coal mining town established in 1900 by the Consolidation Coal Company, where blacks and whites were treated equal -- with Author Rachelle Chase. Rachelle, dressed in period clothing, will share audio from former Buxton residents, rare images, and newspaper clippings to give attendees a glimpse of daily life in Buxton. Come learn what people had in their homes, what they did for fun, what life and mining were like, what prominent residents like Ben Buxton, Lottie Armstrong, and attorney George Woodson were really like, and more!

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, February 19, 2020

Win Tickets to Baby Shark Live! at the Bridge View Center

Kids! Enter to win 2 tickets to
Baby Shark Live!
The winning entry form will be drawn on Wednesday, February 26.
Just stop by the children's desk at the library for your entry form. We will be drawing the winner on Wednesday, February 26th. One entry per child present in the library. 
Thank you to the Bridge View Center for this generous gift!

Board Game Day!

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

Saturday, February 22nd
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!


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Library To Be Closed Monday for Presidents Day

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Presidents Day.  We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Speculative Literature Book Club

Speculative Literature

February 18th at 5:30 p.m.

Join us Tuesday February 18th at 5:30 p.m. for this month's meeting of the Speculative Literature book club. We will be discussing February's pick Un Lun Dun by China Mieville. Or drop by to pick up March's discussion title The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier, a haunting fantasy tale about the afterlife and its relationship with the living.