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Easter Lake Watershed Update

Aug 2
Wednesday 6:30 pm

Attracting nearly 400,000 visitors each year, Easter Lake Park has been a great recreational resource for central Iowa since 1967. Over the last several years, Easter Lake has faced diminishing water quality as development in the area has increased. Partners of the Easter Lake Watershed Project are now aiming towards improving the 178-acre lake by taking action through in-lake improvements and projects throughout the 6,380-acre watershed. Now in Phase 2 of the project, many improvements have already been made, with many more on the way.

Iowa's Most Haunted Locations

Jun 27
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Join Chad Lewis on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Iowa. It covers the entire state of Iowa from the Cursed Angel of Council Bluffs to the Hanging Ghost of Davenport. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in Iowa is without its own haunting. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

Computer Basics for Seniors

Nov 3
Friday 2:30 pm
Have fun discovering what you can do once you learn the computer basics. This series of informal classes will provide a laptop for you to use during the workshop. We will explore various uses for the computer in this five week workshop. Class size is limited to eight. Please preregister by calling 515-283-4152 press 3 or stop by the library and we will help you preregister online.

Computer Basics for Seniors

Dec 1
Friday 2:30 pm
Have fun discovering what you can do once you learn the computer basics. This series of informal classes will provide a laptop for you to use during the workshop. We will explore various uses for the computer in this five week workshop. Class size is limited to eight. Please preregister by calling 515-283-4152 press 3 or stop by the library and we will help you preregister online.

Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time

Jul 29
Saturday 2:00 pm

Rachelle Chase, author of Lost Buxton, will present “Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time.” In 1900, at a time when Jim Crow, segregation, and the Ku Klux Klan kept blacks and whites separated, residents in Buxton, Iowa—a thriving coal mining town established by Consolidation Coal Company—lived, worked, and went to school side by side. African Americans—miners, teachers, business owners, doctors, lawyers, and more—made up more than half of the population for the first 10 years and remained the largest ethnic group until 1914.

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