Drake University Law Professor Neil Hamilton takes law students to gain first-hand experience in Cuba. His presentation — “Cuba, the Land, Laws, and People” — is at noon Tuesday, April 2 in Meeting Room 1. Bring your lunch and hear about his most recent visit.
Free Advice for Your Device
Thursday, April 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Computer Lab
Get the lowdown on your library’s downloadables. Bring your mobile device and get help installing the library’s apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and e-magazines. Preregister at www.dmpl.org or call 283-4152.
AViD Author Cheryl Strayed
Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.,
Meeting Room Wing
Cheryl Strayed is the author of No.1 New York Times bestsellers “Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things,” and the novel “Torch.” Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and it has been optioned for film.
Tony Garrett’s Jazz World Exhibit
Sunday, April 21, 2 – 4 p.m., Gateway Gallery
Tony Garrett’s Jazz World will bring jazz to life with sheet music, recordings, photographs and other memorabilia. Visit the displays, and chat with Tony about his amazing collection.
Karen Thompson Walker Author Visit
Wednesday, April 24. 7 p.m., Meeting Room Wing
Karen Thompson Walker, a former book editor, wrote “The Age of Miracles” in the mornings before work — sometimes while riding the subway.
Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Meeting Room Wing
Learn all about growing vegetables from Iowa State University Extension Polk County Master Gardener Mark White. Preregister at www.dmpl.org or 283-4152.
AViD Author Ayana Mathis
Sunday, April 28, 3 – 5:00 p.m., Meeting Room Wing
Ayana Mathis is a first-time author whose novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” was selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Poetry and Pie
Wednesday, April 3, 2:30 p.m., Meeting Room Wing
Celebrate National Poetry Month. Share your favorite poem or an original in exchange for pie. Supplies for mad libs, pocket poems and blackout poetry will be provided.
International Reads and Eats
Wednesday, April 10, 2:30 p.m., Meeting Room Wing
Teens can travel the globe for an hour while discovering books, crafts, and cuisine from around the world.
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