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Wonder of Words Lunch Outside the Box: The Cowboy Poet David Nelson

Nov 14
Friday 12:00 pm

David Nelson’s, Tennessee’s Cowboy Poet Laureate, cowboy career began in the mid-1990’s when he worked with the Kirkwell Cattle Company in Springfield Colorado. Cowboy Poetry has been around for centuries and is a unique form of storytelling. In America, it has its roots during the Great Cattle Drives of the 1880s. Cowboys would come in after working all day and sit around telling yarns in rhyme. In 2004, Nelson was given the title of "The Cowboy Poet Laureate of Tennessee" by Governor Bredesen and the General Assembly.

Wonder of Words: Author Chad Lewis

Nov 12
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Chad Lewis is the author of The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations, which explores haunted bridges, cemeteries, historic homes, roads, theaters, and much more. Lewis is a researcher and lecturer on topics of the strange and unusual. His background is in Psychology and he holds both a BS and MS degree in the field. For past twenty years, he has traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history. www.chadlewisresearch.com

Iowa International Center

Jul 1
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Thanks to generous support from DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred as well as Drake University, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Public Library, the Iowa International Center is proud to present this series of monthly forums. For more information about the series, visit: www.iowainternationalcenter.org or call 282-8269, ext. 15.

How-to Tuesday: Free Advice for Your Device

Oct 14
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Pre-register as class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

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