East Side Library

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!

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.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Sep 10
Monday 10:30 am
Join us at the East Side Library for a Tai Chi class with instructor Paul Black. This class will specialize in arthritis and falls prevention, and can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

East Side Book Discussion

Jan 21
Monday 2:00 pm

We will be discussing The Radium Girls by Kate Moore:

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights. - Publisher description

Treats provided. Copies of the book may be picked up at the circulation desk.

The Radium girls book cover

Concha Party

¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe con el pan dulce mexicano: Conchas! Actividades incluyen manualidades con Conchas para toda la familia y una oportunidad para probrar este pan favorito. Regitración requerida.

Enjoy bilingual fun with the popular Mexican sweet bread: Conchas! Activities include Concha arts and crafts, and a chance to try this fan favorite treat! Registration required.


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