Calendar

Sep
26
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Oct
3
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Oct
10
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Oct
17
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
18
Thu
Remembering the Orphans @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This presentation will summarize the historical era known as the Orphan Train Movement that took place in the US, dating 1854-1929.  Speaker Lori Vicker is a retired reading specialist, who has taught in Van Meter and who travels the state sharing her interest and enthusiasm for this little known and forgotten era of history.  A bibliography will be provided to highlight popular non-fiction and historical fiction for your reading interest.

Lori’s interest in this topic began while teaching Children’s and Adolescent Literature for Viterbo University when she met Mary McClain, an orphan train rider decedent who shared her mother’s experience with teachers in Lori’s classes.  Lori’s display includes vintage children’s clothing similar to what might have been worn while traveling westward.  She has frequently visited the National Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, Kansas where she has acquired many books and artifacts.

Time will be allotted for your questions.

 

 

 

 

Oct
24
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Oct
31
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Nov
7
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Nov
14
Wed
Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!