Prime Time Family Reading

Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA

At the Waterloo Public Library, a storyteller and discussion leader meet with families to read and talk about award-winning children’s books. Invigorating and inspiring children to think analytically, develop a lifelong interest in learning and reading, and create connections between storybooks and real-life situations.Originally created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 1991, Prime Time […]

Prime Time Family Reading

Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA

At the Waterloo Public Library, a storyteller and discussion leader meet with families to read and talk about award-winning children’s books. Invigorating and inspiring children to think analytically, develop a lifelong interest in learning and reading, and create connections between storybooks and real-life situations.Originally created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 1991, Prime Time […]

David Connon: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 1405 U. S. Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355, USA

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell and the Iowa Underground Railroad“Preacher,” “congressman,” “negro-stealer”: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was called all of those things during his life. He was called a negro-stealer because he participated in the Iowa Underground Railroad. J.B. Grinnell and other Grinnell residents helped at least 37 fugitive slaves who passed through their town before the Civil […]

Pete Grady: Unconditional Surrender

West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant is a one-man show about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Pete Grady, the author and performer, has performed his show over 100 times at venues in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona. Grady is fully […]

Pete Grady: Unconditional Surrender

Manning Public Library, 123 Main St, Manning, IA 51455, USA

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant is a one-man show about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Pete Grady, the author and performer, has performed his show over 100 times at venues in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona. Grady is fully […]

Prime Time Family Reading

Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA

At the Waterloo Public Library, a storyteller and discussion leader meet with families to read and talk about award-winning children’s books. Invigorating and inspiring children to think analytically, develop a lifelong interest in learning and reading, and create connections between storybooks and real-life situations.Originally created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 1991, Prime Time […]

OJ Fargo: Just Before the Battle Mother – A Visit from a Civil War Soldier

Harlan Community Library, 718 Court St, Harlan, IA 51537, USA

Just Before the Battle Mother—A Visit from a Civil War SoldierMr. Fargo dresses in full Union Army regalia and focuses the first person presentation on an individual Iowa soldier’s Civil War experience. After a brief overview of the state’s involvement, the audience is introduced to a returning Civil War veteran (played by O. J. Fargo). […]

Pete Grady: Unconditional Surrender

Spencer Public Library, 21 E 3rd St, Spencer, IA 51301, USA

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant: A performance runs 60-70 minutes, and features period music, photographs and cartoons as Grant reviews his life—an informative, humorous and touching portrayal of the victorious General whose strategy and tenacity won the Civil War, the President who struggled to rebuild his nation after the war and the husband […]

Jennifer Sterling: 6-on-6 Girl’s Basketball in Iowa

Indianola Activity Center, 2204 W 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125, USA

6-on-6 Girl’s Basketball in Iowa: Traditions, Transitions, and LegaciesFor most of the 20th century, Iowa was known for its devotion to a unique form of women’s sport known as 6-on-6 girls’ basketball. As other states abandoned 6-on-6 in the 1970s, Iowa remained committed to this half-court game until 1993, when the final 6-player championship was […]

Chad Timm: Working with the Enemy

Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St SE, Mason City, IA 50401, USA

Working with the Enemy: German, Italian and Japanese Prisoners of War in Iowa during the Second World WarAs part of a relatively quiet and under-publicized government program, thousands of enemy soldiers invaded Iowa in 1943. With the hugely successful 1942 Allied campaign against Adolf Hitler’s vaunted Afrika Corps in North Africa, the number of enemy […]