Adult

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Forum at the Library

Jun 19
Thursday 3:00 pm
An educational session concerning the emerald ash borer and its effects on our residents will be held at the North Side Library. Municipal Arborist David Jahn will cover the following topics:
· How do I know if I have an ash tree?
· How will I know if I have emerald ash borer (EAB)
· What are my options (treatment or removal)
· Replacement species

RAGBRAI: The History and Experience

Jul 9
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Launched as a lark in 1973, RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is now the world’s largest, longest and oldest bicycle touring event. Greg Borzo, author of the new book RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride, will share stories that reveal the essence of this rolling carnival, this Mardi Gras on wheels. His PowerPoint presentation includes a lavish collection of photographs and cartoons that illustrate this ride’s kaleidoscopic character. Borzo, who grew up in Des Moines, is a prolific author and accomplished public speaker.

AViD Event: New Adult Panel

Apr 27
Sunday 2:00 pm
The AViD Author Series, in collaboration with HarperCollins Publishing will present a special event featuring a panel of three New Adult writers who will share their experiences with this hot new genre. This program will have special appeal to romance writers and “young professional” readers. Authors featured will include:

Cora Carmack, All Lined Up

AViD Author Visit: Neil Nakadate

Apr 16
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Neil Nakadate’s memoir, Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir, tells the three-generation story of his family from immigration through the 20th century, including their experiences living in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Nakadate is Iowa State University Professor Emeritus of English and a past President of the Board of Directors of Humanities Iowa

AViD Author Visit: Dr. Terry Wahls

Apr 6
Sunday 2:30 pm
Dr. Terry Wahls, diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, was confined to a wheelchair for four years. Her book, The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, tells the story of her remarkable recovery thanks to her research into the healing power of intensive nutrition. Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic, and conducts clinical trials

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