Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reminisce Society -- April 24

Rosa Snyder and Humanities Iowa presents:
Off the Map: 
Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns Around Iowa
Buckhorn, IA

Tuesday April 24 at 10 a.m.
 Presented at the KC Hall

Please join us Tuesday April 24 as the Reminisce Society hosts Rosa Snyder’s Humanities Iowa program “Off the Map”. Throughout Iowa’s history, towns have been established following the success of different enterprises. From the height of the railroad and pioneer eras, to the boom of the coal industries; where businesses have gone towns have followed. Many existed for a few years, some slowly faded away over time, and a few never existed except as “paper” towns. Regardless of why they originated or why they diminished, each community has its own unique story. Towns are truly windows to our past and have helped form the history of our state. Discovering and learning about them helps to keep their names and memories from oblivion. Take a tour around Iowa exploring a sampling of these idiosyncratic communities in photographs and stories.

Directions and a brief description of each town will be made available. 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, April 18, 2018

Board Game Day!


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


Saturday, April 21st
9AM-5PM
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!




Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Lego Club!


Kids! Join us at the
Ottumwa Public Library for:
LEGO CLUB
Friday, April 20th
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.





Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Next Writers' Room is Saturday


Join local writers at the Ottumwa Public Library for the Writer's Room event. Enjoy a quiet space to work on your latest fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Breaks will take place every half-hour to share your progress and spur your motivation.

For further information, call the library or email eclark@ottumwapubliclibrary.org

Reminisce Society -- April 17

Reminisce Society Memories of the “Romper Room” 

presented by 
Dr. Brian J. Warren
Tuesday April 17, 2018 @ 10am
Dr. Brian J. Warren
Dr. Brian J. Warren
Presented in the K.C. Hall

The Ottumwa Public Library is proud to host Dr. Brian Warren as he presents his program “Memories of the Romper Room.” This program is based on his paper titled “Be a ‘Do-Bee’: a Magic Mirror Journey Inside Romper Room” which is a combination memoir and descriptive look at a favorite classic Ottumwa TV show for children called “The Romper Room.”  Built mostly through the recollections of a hostess, Miss Joyce, Warren’s research explores her own story as a participant in the show as well as the larger picture of the development of the show in the 1960s.  Dr. Warren mixes his mother experiences with his memories to bring the audience a full recollection of the local classic children’s show.

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.