Spirits Among Us

Oct 24
Wednesday 6:30 pm

Josh Heard has always had an interest in the spooky and supernatural. The author and filmmaker will present evidence and theories about mysterious happenings drawn from his research over the years. Much of that research comes from his experience co-owning the Malvern Manor in Malvern, IA – a haunted location south of Council Bluffs. This program may not be appropriate for children.

May not be suitable for children.

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Iowa Ghosts and the Afterlife

Oct 20
Saturday 2:00 pm
Paranormal investigator Terry Fisk is coming to tell us about Iowa’s spookiest locations. Fisk, author of several books about haunted locations across the Midwest, will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore. He’ll recall his conversations with famous magician and paranormal skeptic James Randi, and he’ll share stories about his investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey.

Get the Most From Your Android Smartphone

Nov 8
Thursday 10:30 am

Join AARP TEK for free hands-on Android Smartphone skill building workshops with devices provided for practice. Beginner sessions are at 10:30 & 2:30, Intermediate sessions are at 12:30 & 4:30. Registration with AARP TEK is required for each session you plan to attend. Call 1-866-591-8105 for registration information or visit the AARP's website to register and for program details and offerings.

The Obituary: Yours or Someone Else's with Mary Kay Shanley

Sep 18
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Mary Kay Shanley traces the history of the obituary, addresses inclusion of factual information and life journey, structural concerns and the still-necessary guidelines for crafting a fitting obituary.Following the presentation, those interested are invited to spend an additional 20 minutes jotting down thoughts/considerations to discuss with the rest of the group.

Great Americana Book Club: An American Marriage

Nov 6
Tuesday 5:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. Enjoy good conversation and take advantage of Americana's great weeknight specials. This month's book is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Copies are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk while supplies last as well as in ebook and eaudiobook at

The book club meets at Americana, located on 1312 Locust Street.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones



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