Special Event

Free Flicks at South: <i>Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory<i/>

Kids and families! Do you have a Golden Ticket? Visit South during Winter Break and watch the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Rated G). We'll have props for kids to interact with, snacks, and prize drawings afterwards! For youth ages 5-12. Parent or guardian must be present with children during the screening.

Zombie Makers

Revive your old toys – by turning them into the undead! Come to the East Side Library's fourth annual Zombie Maker event! We'll have plenty of supplies to help you turn your old stuffed animals, action figures, toys, dolls, and more into creatures of the night. As the program winds down, we'll be voting on our favorite freaky Frankenstein-y knickknacks and handing out prizes. Feel free to wear a costume so you can head straight out to Beggars' Night!

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.

For more about Josh Heard visit http://www.joshheard.net/.

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.

Fake News

Calling news stories “fake” used to be among the most serious accusations you could make. Now, it seems to be shorthand for anything someone disagrees with. How did this phenomenon occur? Drake University communications professor Jennifer Glover Konfrst will talk about “fake news” and how it’s impacting the way the public processes news.


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