Franklin Avenue Library

What if civility ruled the world?

Civility, or lack thereof, is what defines a society. What is the norm in how we treat other people, particularly when there is disagreement or tension? Come and join the conversation with Connie Ryan, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa to explore this time of incivility. But more importantly, how do we move forward toward a more civil atmosphere in the public square?

Healthy Gifts from the Kitchen

Participants will make their own "Friendship Soup Mix" and package it in an attractively-decorated mason jar. Sample healthy hot cocoa while ISU Extension Agent Mary Krisco discusses a dozen ideas for making food gifts that taste good, but aren't loaded with empty calories. All supplies are provided free, but be sure to preregister early, as this program is limited to twenty adults. Each adult may share the experience by bringing one child over the age of nine.

Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Silent Shorts from The Big Three, with Live Piano Accom-

Oct 3
Tuesday 6:30 pm

paniment by Bruce Martin.

The silent era of film featured three men who’ve become known as comic geniuses: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. Enjoy short films starring each of these actors during an evening of entertainment at the Franklin Avenue Library. Local pianist Bruce Martin will provide live accompaniment as the audience watches Easy Street (1917), Bumping Into Broadway (1919), and Cops (1922). Join us for a night of funny gags and side-splitting slapstick humor!

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