Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Reminisce Society January 2019

Reminisce Society
Rescheduled 
Tuesday January 29th at 10 A.M.

David Connon and Humanities Iowa Present:
Josiah Bushnell Grinnell and the Iowa Underground Railroad

Presented at the K.C. Hall

This season's first Reminisce Society meeting will be January 22nd 2019 at 10 a.m. at the K.C. Hall next to the library. This month we are joined by Humanities Iowa's David Connon as he presents "Josiah Bushnell Grinnell and the Iowa Underground Railroad".

Join us to hear the history of Josiah Grinnell and his involvement with the Underground Railroad, his successes, and the issues that arose from his actions. J.B. Grinnell and other Grinnell residents helped at least 37 fugitive slaves who passed through their town before the Civil War. But some residents opposed this work. David Connon will tell a story of racism, noble actions and conflict. He will highlight abolitionist's John Brown's visit to Grinnell and Grinnell's first riot over the presence of slaves in public schools.

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 61.682.7563 extension 202.

Curious Kids Science Club


Join us at the Ottumwa Public
Library for the
Curious Kids
Science Club
Friday, January 25th at 4:00PM
(For Grades K-5, No Registration Required)

Let your kids satisfy their curiosity about science by listening to stories and 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 20, 2019

Library Closed Monday -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  We will resume normal hours on the Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lego Club!


Kids! Join us at the
Ottumwa Public Library for:
LEGO CLUB
Friday, January 18th
2:30pm-4:30pm
OTTUMWA PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN’S ROOM.

Open to kids grades K-6.
No Registration Required.

Children will design a project that will then be on display in the library.





Monday, January 14, 2019

Library Closed Monday - Tuesday

The Ottumwa Public Library will closed on Monday and Tuesday for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience. The library will resume normal business hours on Wednesday.