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Library releases 2010 speaker series schedule

The Marengo Public Library has released its speaker series schedule for 2010.

The 2009 speaker series was a great success with 11 entertaining and informative speakers visiting the Marengo Public Library.

The 2010 speaker series has a line up of speakers that are just as diverse and interesting as in 2009. Two of the speakers are supported by grants from Humanities Iowa, and two speakers have authored books. Their books will be available for sale at the library one month prior to their respective presentations, as well as the night of the presentation.

Linda Skeers, the speaker scheduled for July 28, is a children’s book author. Her presentation will be geared to children to mark the end of the summer reading program. If you have children, please mark the date on your calendar; if you know anyone who has children, please pass along the date and time of Skeers’ presentation.

Lanny Haldy will open the 2010 speaker series Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. with an interesting history of the Amana Mill Race.

The 2010 Marengo Public Library Speaker Series schedule is as follows:

• Jan. 18 — Lanny Haldy, Amana Heritage Museum, The Amana Mill Race.

• Feb. 15 — Galin Berrier, Des Moines Area Community College, The Underground Railroad in Iowa.

• March 15 — Terry Escher, park ranger, Coralville Lake, The Devonian Fossil Gorge.

• April 19 — Kent Stock, author and inspirational speaker, How Will You Be Remembered?

• May 17 — Patrick O’Malley, Johnson County Extension Office, Vegetable Gardening.

• June 21 — Craig Wright, Herbert Hoover Museum, Herbert and Lou Hoover.

• July 19 — Barbara Lounsberry, University of Northern Iowa, Nancy Drew: Iowa’s Heroine to the World.

• July 28 — Linda Skeers, children’s book author, From Idea to Picture Book.

• Aug. 16 — Tracy Osborn, University of Iowa, Women in Politics.

• Sept. 20 — Dianne Finnerty, University of Iowa, Diversity: The Changing Face of Iowa.

• Oct. 18 — Mike Havlik, Des Moines Y-Camp, Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot).

• Nov. 15 — Peter Feldstein, photographer, The Oxford Project.

UPDATED December 2, 2009 2:19 PM

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