Sarah Uthoff: Packing Up

Corning Opera House, 800 Davis Ave, Corning, IA 50841, USA

Packing UpLook in on Laura Ingalls Wilder as she is packing up to move to Missouri. Each artifact in the old chest holds a story.

OJ Fargo: Just Before the Battle Mother

orient ia public library, 201 School St, Orient, IA 50858, 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 […]

Dennis Goldford: Political Polarization

Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W Boone St, Marshalltown, IA 50158, USA

Political Polarization: It’s Ugly, and There’s No End in SightAmerican politics has entered a troubling if not potentially dangerous era that erupted in the 2020 elections, but this era did not […]

Tim Olson: The Hall of Notable Iowans & Other Midwestern Oddities

Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA

May 9, 2024–September 15, 2024Tim Olson, who was born in Storm Lake, grew up in Marathon, and now lives in Dubuque, is a multi-talented artist, who works in painting, stained […]

Darcy Maulsby: Savor Iowa’s Culinary History

Greenfield Public Library, 202 S 1st St, Greenfield, IA 50849, USA

Savor Iowa’s Culinary History Savor Iowa’s amazing food heritage! Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. From the chili-and-cinnamon-rolls […]

Sara Uthoff: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Adair Library, 312 Audubon St, Adair, IA 50002, USA

General Laura ProgramThe basic Laura Ingalls Wilder program gives a general overview of Laura’s life. It features slides taken at all the Laura sites and is good for any age […]

Scott Samuelson: AI and the Human Future

Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA

AI and the Human FutureThis presentation focuses on the big moral and political issues surrounding artificial intelligence. What exactly is AI? Can it make our lives and our communities better, […]

CultureALL’s Open Book Presents: Abe Goldstein and James Hmohmo

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

Pork-eating JewAbe GoldstienAbe Goldstien was born and raised in an orthodox Jewish community in Rochester, New York. He moved to Des Moines in 1969 to pursue an education and career […]

John Liepa: How Iowa Met Baseball

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

How Iowa Met Baseball: the Myths, the History, the PlayersOver the past century the setting for the spring passion of many Iowans has been the ballpark. This presentation explores the myths […]