North Side Library

Sushi Workshop for Adults

Jul 18
Tuesday 5:30 pm
Alex Akiyama will speak about the history of sushi. Alex is the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Coordinator with the Iowa Sister States (ISS). In this 90-Minute hands-on cultural activity Alex will show up to ten adults how to make sushi. The first ten to sign up may also eat the finished product. Preregistration is only required for the making of sushi. Call 515-283-4152 Press 3 or preregister online at To find out more about the history, without making or eating sushi, you are welcome to attend this program.

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 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 or call 515-283-4152 press 3.


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