Central Library

Cancelled: Iowans in the Civil War

Apr 22
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Iowa Gold Star Military Museum staff, period dressed historians, and Civil War re-enactors and weapons experts will present a lively program about the causes of the Civil War and the historical context for Iowa units, including descriptive quotes from Iowa soldiers about their participation, experiences, and losses. Part of the Retro Iowa series. Meeting Rooms One and Two.

AViD Author Visit: David Haynes

May 7
Wednesday 7:00 pm
David Haynes, A Star in the Face of the Sky.

Novelist David Haynes’ work explores the intersections of class, race, gender, and generational difference. He believes that interesting fiction most often occurs when writers trouble the artificial boundaries that are erected to separate individuals and cultures. Haynes is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including The Full Matilda, and five children's books. He is director of creative writing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Library-Made Terrariums

Design your own world for a plant by making a terrarium at Central Library! A terrarium is like an aquarium, but for plants instead of fish. We will provide the basic supplies (plant, dirt, rocks, container, etc.) but feel free to bring in our own small objects to decorate your jar! This is a free program that is limited to 30 children, and does require pre-registration, so sign up now!

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