Fly Fishing 101
Sunday, March 29th at 1:30 pm in Meeting Room A/B
This is a 2 hour introductory class that will provide you with some basic fly fishing instruction, hands-on fly-tying and casting, information on great places to fish and the conservation of trout streams here in Iowa. The class is brought to you by the North Bear Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Children age 12 and up accompanied by an adult may attend.
Author Visit – Peladija Woodson-Diers
Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 pm in the ICN Room
Iowa author Peladija Woodson-Diers will do a presentation based on her book, Triumph Over Destiny, a novelization of a true story about her mother, Karoline Rink. Karoline was born and lived in Austria at the time of Hitler’s rise to power and the annexation of Austria. She will sign books at the close of her presentation.
Triumph Over Destiny is a compelling true story of survival, great courage, love and ones destiny. Karoline Rink was living a happy life in the small alpine village of Bleiberg, Austria in 1938. At fifteen and a half years old she was already working alongside her father in the lead mines to help her family survive the harsh economic times that resulted from World War I. Karoline, did have dreams and faith that her future would be full of adventure from travels out into the wider world. She was certain that love and a family waited as well. Karoline, as did all of Austria, knew of Hitler*s rise and how his Nazi force had invaded then annexed their beloved country. Little did they know in 1938 that Hitler*s rise to power was the beginning of the all-out terror, destruction, horror, and death that became World War II. What Karoline could not know was how these events would spiral in and around so very close as to alter her life*s journey irrevocably. In July of 1938, fate came for Karoline Rink.
Dollar-A-Day Boys! A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps
Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am in Meeting Room B
Presented by Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson. This program will include storytelling, singing original songs, a video clip, and excerpts from his novel, Big Shoulders. The CCC Boys built over a dozen state parks in Iowa. Former CCC’ers and their families are encouraged to bring photo albums and memorabilia.
Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm in the ICN Room
This month we’ll be showing an Oscar winning film from 2014. It is about the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (R/100 min). Recommended for ages 17 & up.