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Adult Services April 2016 Newsletter

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At Home in the Heartland: How Midwesterners got to be "US"

TRACES Center for History and Culture doesn’t have all the answers, but it does have many questions needed to help find them to queries like: Who are “we” as Iowans and as a nation? How’d we get to be the way we are? How have we changed over time—or not—and how might we change in the future? TRACES will bring its mobile exhibit “At Home in the Heartland: Forgotten Stories of How Iowans Got to be ‘Us’” to Glenwood on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. It is housed in a retrofitted school bus, the “BUS-eum.”

The bus will be parked outside of the library on April 26th, 10am-1pm.

Come take a tour!

Michael Luick-Thrams, a Ph.D. historian (Humboldt Universität, Berlin), educator and speaker, will be giving a talk inside the library at noon.

Come hear him speak!


While the overall tour focuses on Iowa history, his forty years of family research has yielded hundreds of photos, maps or other documentation that offer a narrative look into Iowa history. Docent Irving Kellman guides visitors through the BUS.

Luick-Thrams says, “TRACES gathers, preserves and presents stories of people’s lives, past and present–many of which have laid beneath dust left by time’s passage. By learning lessons from the past, we might rise above what otherwise could demean us and keeps us from moving forward as individuals, families, communities and a nation.”

Admission is free, in part with support from: Humanities Iowa, the John K. & Luise V. Hanson and the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundations, Chester P. Luick Memorial Trust, Vander Haags Inc. and Glenwood Public Library.

Craft and Art Gallery Walk

The Craft and Art Gallery Walk really brightened up the library this last month. We thought we would share some pictures! We had paintings, quilts, cross stitch, steampunk lamps, wood carvings, and photographs, as well as the art of Lynda Eckheart's middle school students.

Marge Boska led a painting course that was really enjoyable and rewarding.

We thank her so much for sharing her time and talents!

Upcoming Events

Shakespeare Week at the Library April 18-22

This year on April 23 it will mark the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death. To honor his works we will be having a drawing to win 2 tickets to the Mills Masquers show “Midsummer Nights Dream”. The tickets have been donated by the wonderful Mills Masquers. Thank you for teaming with us!


In order to enter the drawing you must answer 3 questions about Shakespeare works. Then one lucky person will win the 2 tickets. Good Luck!

Read Between the Wines

We meet the first Thursday of each month.


On April 7th our guest will be Nancy Crews, Horticulture Program Assistant with the Mills County Extension Office.


Hope to see you at the Vine Street Winery to look at all the new books before they go out on the shelves. When you come you will be able to get your name on a reserve list before they hit our shelves. Please come and meet new people and enjoy Glenwood’s lovely winery.


Would love to see you there!

Vine Street Ladies of Literature & Lunch

We meet the second Wednesday of the month at noon.


The date is April 13th for this month.


Please bring your own sack lunch so that we can eat together and discuss our book. For this book club we all read the same book. April’s pick is “Quiet” by Susan Cain. Quiet is a non-fiction book about the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking.

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