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Voices from the Prairie E-news from Humanities Iowa
E-Newsletter September 2009
• latest news
• speakers bureau
• upcoming & ongoing events
• mini grants
• questions and comments
• web links

Humanities Iowa welcomes its newest staff member:
Jessica Mimick. Jessica joined Humanities Iowa in July
2009 as the Program Officer/Media Specialist.

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

Did you know Nancy Drew's creator,
Mildred Augustine, was from Ladora
Iowa? Barbara Lounsberry tells all on
Sept. 15th at 7 pm in Carroll Iowa.
Come investigate for yourself!

Denny Rehder details all about folk
songs and stories related to trains in
Iowa, and the transcontinental race
across Iowa. He will be in Toledo on
Sept. 2nd at 7 pm, Clermont on Sept.
12 at 1 pm, and Charles City on Sept.
17th at 7 pm. Come see what all the
noise is about!

Speaking of railroads, Galin Berrier
explores the myths and legends of
the Underground Railroad on Sept.
8th at 7 pm in Muscatine. Find out for
yourself, and separate fact from

One of fiction's greatest detectives is
Sherlock Holmes, and Richard Caplan
discusses the fictional sleuth on Sept.
30th at 2 pm in Cedar Rapids. All
gumshoes are welcome.


•$1,270 to Madison County
Covered Bridge Festival.
The festival will be held...

•$1,000 to Loras College
for a performance of Mary
Swander's play,
"Farmscape". The play is
scheduled for...

•$1,400 to Thurman's Hills
and Heritage Festival. The
festival will be held...

•$400 to Davis County Civil
War Guerrilla Raid Society.
The event will occur...

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


Library Reading and
Discussion Series:

"War and Rumors of War"
Burlington Public Library
Des Moines County:
Sept. 29th
Oct. 3rd
Oct. 17th
Oct. 31st
Phone 319.753.1647

"Women Working Their Way"
Rolfe Public Library
Pocohantas County:
Aug. 3rd
Aug. 31st
Sept. 28th
Oct. 19th
Phone 712.848.3143

"Confessions of a Bibliofile"
James Kennedy Public Library Dyersville
Oct. 1st
Oct. 29th
Nov. 19th
Dec. 3rd
Dec. 17th
Phone 563.875.8912


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