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Posted on: April 29, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Library events for adults in May

May 13 at 7:00 p.m.:  Culture Night: Australia featuring Rob van Beek. Learn about the culture of Australia from a native, and sample authentic food.  This program will be held in Room 206 at the Community Center.  

May 14 at 6:30 p.m.:  Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa.  You may have heard of Buxton, Iowa, the coal mining town established in 1900 where five thousand African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked and attended school together. But do you know how and why the town was created? Come learn about the corporations, men, and women who made Buxton one of the most amazing towns in the nation. Using photos and audio clips, author Rachelle Chase will share the fascinating events that created this unique community, its notable residents, and what made it disappear. 

May 16 at 10:00 a.m.:  Genealogy Club will visit the Marion County Courthouse.

May 18 at 10:00 a.m.:  Planting for Pollinators: Creating Stepping Stones of Habitat.  Join Kristin Siewert to learn how to provide stepping stones of habitat for pollinators.  Choose what best suits you: one potted plant, a few plants for a flower garden, or more; every effort helps!  Free milkweed and other plants will be given while supplies last.

May 20 at 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.:  Free Photo Digitizing.  Do you have old photos and documents stored in boxes?  Bring them to the library to be digitized and preserved for future generations.  Registration is required.  

May 30 at 12:00 noon:  The Brown Bag Book Club will meet at the Pella Country Club and make their selections for the coming year.  Bring your suggestions!

Special Library hours in May: 

During Tulip Time, the Library will be open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3.  The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.  

The library will be closed on Sunday, May 12 for Mother’s Day.

For Memorial Day, the Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27.  

For more information about any of these programs, please call the library at 641-628-4268.

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