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Adult Coloring Party

Join us to relax and color in the library Meeting Room. Coloring materials and pages will be provided.

Library Board Meeting

Meeting Room

The monthly meeting of the Ottumwa Public Library's board.

Coffee & Conversation

Join us for our next Coffee and Conversation Tuesday, December 12th at 10:30am. This month we'll be hosting Sean Six's Beginners Genealogy Class. He's got tips and tricks for us...

Online Author Talk: Stephanie Land

You’re invited to an afternoon chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education.Join us...

Snacks in the Stacks

Join us downstairs in the children's area for some snacks, then listen to the first chapter of a book and take a copy home to keep! Registration not required, limit...

Songs and Stories

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00AM for songs, rhymes, singing and dancing! This storytime is aimed at kids 0-4 with a caregiver, but all children are welcome.

Reader’s Ink Book Club

We read a new book each month and discuss together on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Ottumwa Public Library. Ask at the Circulation desk for this month's...

Preschool Storytime

Join us for storytime where we'll be reading stories, singing, rhyming, and doing a craft. This storytime is aimed at children aged 3-5 but older or younger children are welcome.

Teen craft club

Teens and tweens! Join us in the meeting room on the third Friday of each month for crafts! No registration required.

December Painting Class

Join us for a monthly painting tutorial class from 10-11:30 am. Class limited to 15 participants and registration is required. Patrons can sign up themselves and one other patron multiple spots...

Gift Wrapping Party

Can't find your tape or scissors for those last minute presents this holiday season? We've got you covered! Join us for our family wrapping event December 16th in the library...