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E-Newsletter April 2011
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Religion has appeared in the news lately, much tied to violence and fear. In an effort to educate Iowans, Humanities Iowa will bring Of Gods and Men to Iowa, along with the author of the book, John Kiser, and various humanists for an event on religion and extremism. Be sure to watch Humanities Iowa's Facebook, Twitter, and Home page for more details.

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

Did you know Buffalo Bill was born in Iowa? During his life, some called him "the most famous American in the world", due to his Wild West show traveling through the US and Europe. Join Roy R. Behrens in Remembering Iowa's Buffalo Bill, in central Iowa.

Not long ago, while Buffalo Bill was alive, Iowa was full of small country schools. The schools were taught by young men and women barely older than some of the students. These schools held significant roles in shaping present day Iowa schools. Head over to northwest Iowa, to listen to Bill Sherman and the Iowa Country School Milestones.

Not only were Iowa schools different in Buffalo Bill's time, but also farming. During his time, and beyond, farming evolved with various strange tools, buildings, and techniques. Many of these were lost during the great depression. Catch Rich Tyler in Eastern Iowa as he reveals Your Grampa and Gramma's Farm.

All of the above events are free
and open to the public.


Country School: One Room - One Nation
April 3 @ 2 PM
Bridge View Center
102 Church St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Bridges to Diversity: A Diversity Conference
April 8 @ 8AM - 4 PM
*Registration Fee*
Indian Hills Community College Main Campus
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America
April 11 @ 7 PM
Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

American Experience: The Nuremberg Trials (2006)
April 14 @ 7:30 PM
Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
503 South St
Waterloo, IA 50701

pRhyme Time on the Prairie: Individual readings by Three Guest authors
April 15 @ 8 PM
Akron Opera House
151 Reed St
Akron, IA 51001

Nuremberg presentation by Professor Gregory Gordon
April 21 @ 7 PM
Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
503 South St
Waterloo, IA 50701

All of the above events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Library Reading &
Discussion Series

Wild Weather
April 6 @ 7 PM
The Johnstown Flood by David McCollough
April 20 @ 7 PM
Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
James Kennedy Public Library
320 1st Ave E
Dyersville, IA 52040

Teddy Roosevelt
April 2 @ 10 AM
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
April 16 @ 10 AM
The Boys of '98 by James Otis
April 30 @ 10 AM
The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt by Lewis L. Gould
Burlington Public Library
210 Court St
Burlington, IA 52601

Web Videos

On the Fly video title

Last month's On the Fly web
videos include the following:
Bob Shacochis National Book Award for First Fiction recipient, National Book Award finalist, and New Yorker Magazine Award finalist.
Lelia Philip School of the Arts Fellowship, Woolrich Scholarship, and Bunting Fellowship recipient.
Bruce Hopkins, environmental educator, chief administrator of an Iowa area education agency.
Charles Bernstein, Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize and fellowship from the NEA.
David Lau, featured in the Boston Review, New American Poets and Academy of American Poets.
The videos are available on our website and on YouTube.
Stay tuned for May's writers: Mary Swander, Stuart Dybeck, Carl Klaus, and Melissa Delbridge.

All of the above events are
free and open to the public.


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