Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer reading isn’t just for kids! Join us at the Marshalltown Public Library as we begin our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Universe of Stories.” Reading logs are available at the Check Out Desk.

Don’t Miss These Exciting Programs:

Iowa’s Hidden Treasures
Sunday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.

Dan Kaercher spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa’s 99 counties in search of close-to-home attractions and getaways to share with his loyal readers and viewers. Historic sites, parks, natural wonders, quaint small towns, big-city attractions, museums and eateries galore: you’ll be amazed to learn what surprises await right in your own backyard: Iowa.

Misbehaving Women of Iowa
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.

Author Cheryl Mullenbach has uncovered the stories of some of the state’s intriguing women and invites you to meet these heroic, amusing, imaginative, nervy individuals. Learn about Iowa’s female riverboat captain, livery manager/cigar seller, and Cedar Rapids’ “girl in the trenches.”

Storyteller Darrin Crow: The Underground Railroad in Iowa
Saturday, August 17, 2:00 p.m.

Darrin Crow is a storyteller from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Storytelling has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember, whether it was listening to his aunts, uncles and grandparents talking about farming and coal mining in Iowa or immersing himself in Jules Verne and Tolkien up in his tree house. The Underground Railroad in Iowa focuses on the small town of Salem in southern Iowa and it’s heroic citizens who helped hundreds of enslaved people find their way to freedom.


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