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Brown Bag Briefings

October 13, 2011
Twist and Shout
All the programs are presented in the meeting room at the Library from noon to 1:00 pm each Thursday in the month of October. The presentations are free to the public and everyone is encouraged to come, learn and be entertained. Coffee and juice are provided, and guests are encouraged to bring their lunch, thus the title 'Brown Bag' program.

October 6th

Rachelle H. Riki Saltzman, Ph. D. is the Folklife coordinator for the Iowa Arts council Department of Cultural Affairs. She will tell us about her job as the state folklorist. She will discuss a recent state-wide survey she has been involved in of Iowa's folk traditions and artists; as well as the work of Iowa multicultural and diversity issues. "Folk and Traditions Arts and Artists in North Central Iowa".

October 13th

Professor John Liepa, who is an Emeritus professor of History and Political Science and a co-director of the Iowa Studies Center. he is also an expert on iowa Baseball. He will have a baseball and memorabiolia display an hour before and after he discuss "Iowans and the Major Leagues and How Baseball Came to Iowa". He will talk about the Myths on the Origins of Baseball, How the early game evolved and about major league players from the Fort Dodge area.

October 20th

Amber Kastler, RD, LD, who is the HyVee Registered Dietitian. her program, "Nutrition in a Nutshell, how to lead a Healthy lifestyle". She will lead the guests into a healthy lifestyle and give tips and tricks to make healthy choices easier. She will teach how to read those tricky labels and how to use the information on the labels.

October 27th

Roy Behrens, who is a Professor of Art and a Distinguished Scholar, form the University of Northern Iowa. He will introduce "Grant Wood and Frank Lloyd wright: Little Houses on the Prarie", who are both historical artists, that relied on the same design principals regardless of whether the final result was a building, a painting, a stained glass window or a chair. he will compare their personalities and work in Iowa.


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