Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lego Club!


Kids! Join us at the
Ottumwa Public Library for:
LEGO CLUB
Friday, October 19th
2:30pm-4:30pm
EVERY 3RD FRIDAY
OF THE MONTH
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.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Family Movie Night

The Ottumwa Public Library invites you to a very special screening of
Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation
Join us Tuesday, October 16th at 5:00PM.
Kids and adults are invited to this free event.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Reminisce Society

Reminisce Society 

Midwest Maize: 
How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else 

 by Cynthia Clampitt
Tuesday October 16th at 10 a.m.

Join us Tuesday October 16th at 10 am for our second Reminisce Society meeting at the K.C. Hall in Ottumwa. This month's presentation is all about Iowa's most notorious crop, corn! Cynthia Clampitt will be presenting "How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else", based off of her book Midwest Maize.

About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico possessed of a strange trait known as a "jumping gene" transformed itself into a larger and more useful grass -- the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then corn. Nurtured by Native Americans, this grain would transform the Americas even before First Contact. After First Contact, it spanned the globe, but it also drove westward expansion in North America, building cities and inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. However, vampires, whiskey, Henry Ford, time zones, Fritos, and the Chicago Bears are also a part of this remarkable story. And, as Margaret Visser noted in Much Depends on Dinner "Without corn, North America-- and most particularly modern, technological North America-- is inconceivable." 

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. 

Presented at the K.C. Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Family Movie Night!


The Ottumwa Public Library invites you to a very special screening of
Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation
Join us Tuesday, October 16th at 5:00PM.
Kids and adults are invited to this free event.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Indie Author Day 2018


Saturday, October 13th
10 AM -12 PM
At the Hub Coffee Shop



Join us to celebrate local authors at OPL's Indie Author Day event. Visit with SE Iowa authors representing genres including fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, romance, inspirational fiction, and local history. The event will feature two panel discussions, and each author will have a table to display their books and speak with patrons and guests.

Local authors in attendance include Steve Anderson, 
Dave Balcom, Brandyn Blaze, Evan James Clark, 
Melody Lowe, Leigh Michaels, Maggie Rivers, Deanne Rowe, Becca Lynn Rudder, L. Douglas Rudder, Sheri Rudder, Ed Scharff, and Karla Weeks.

The event will take place at the Hub Coffee Shop, 133 2nd Street W. It is free and open to the public. 
To learn more about Indie Author Day, visit indieauthorday.com.