Adult

Frank Lloyd Wright—Or Was He Wrong?

Jun 10
Saturday 2:00 pm
Humanities Iowa speaker Roy Behrens will enlighten you on the history of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a story (true or not) that Frank Lloyd Wright once testified in court that he was the world’s greatest living architect. “I had no choice,” he later explained, “I was under oath.” Find out more about this controversial architect. Space is limited: Preregister at www.dmpl.org or call 515-283-4152 press 3.

A Journey to America: Refugees From Burma Share Their Stories

Jun 6
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Find out more about EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center), a nonprofit organization started by refugees for refugees. Krystal and Mone will share their stories of how they came to the U.S. as refugees and what life was like for them. Leslie Chareunsab with AmeriCorps Refugee Rise will share why she chose to be a volunteer with EMBARC. Space is limited. Please preregister at www.dmpl.org or call 515-283-4152 press 3.

Book Discussion

Jul 17
Monday 7:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of Lost Buxton by Rachelle Chase. Through vintage photos and quotes by former residents and newspaper articles, Lost Buxton tells the story of Buxton, Iowa, an unincorporated coal mining town established by Consolidation Coal Company in 1900. At a time when Jim Crow laws and segregation kept blacks and whites separated throughout the nation, Buxton was integrated. African American and Caucasian residents lived, worked, and went to school side by side.

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