Programs & Events


Brown Bag Briefings
Fall 2014
Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room
Thursdays in October, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Free Public Programs - Bring a Sack Lunch - Coffee Provided

October 2...."The Only One Interested In What Your Grandfather Had Was Your Grandmother!"
Presented by John Bonner, Collector.
Farm and home tools of previous generations will be shown and discussed as to their use. A competition among the audience member will be included in the presentation. Do you know what tools your grandfather had?

October 9..... "Nancy Drew: Iowa's Heroine To The World"
Presented by Barbra Lounsberry.
Nancy Drew is the most popular female detective in fiction and her creator was Mildred Augustine of Ladora, Iowa! Augustine was an academic pioneer as she was the first woman to earn a Master's degree from UI School of Journalism. She earned 6 pilots' licenses, wrote 130 stories for young people, and continued her newspaper column through her 98th and last year of her life. This program is provided by a grant from Humanities Iowa.

October 16....."Folks Songs On A Lighter Note"
Presented by Mike Zahm. Mike writes stories and songs about dogs that smell, invisible roosters, hot dogs, liver and onions, birds that talk and even some stories and songs that are not true! He will bring a collection of folk instruments and some that he made. They will be presented on a lighter side with a story or song with each instrument.

October 23....."Traditional Birthstones"
Presented by Cary Estlund, Kirkberg Connections. Cary will share some history and folklore about the traditional birthstone for each month. Do you know your birthstone? Diamonds, rubies, sapphires...oh my! Come and learn!

October 30....."Soldier Creek Winery: A Family Affair"
Presented by Anne Zwink. In this program, Anne will discoss the harvest and fermentation process, bottling, varieties and sensory characteristics of our all-Iowan wines.

Bring your lunch and join us!
Sponsored by FRIENDS of the Fort Dodge Public Library

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