OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Public Library is proud to announce the start of another season of Reminisce Society programs. Next Tuesday, September 27th they will welcome speaker Barbara Lounsbery with the program, “Yup…..Nope….& Why Midwesterners Don’t Say Much.” The program will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 10 am and will be hybrid (both in person and online.)
Reminisce Society meetings are free and open to the public. Call 641-682-7563 or email sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary to be put on the invitation list for the Zoom meeting.
This light-hearted, yet also serious, presentation explores whole question of a Midwestern legacy of reserve- whether we live in a “quiet culture” in the Midwest, often without recognizing it. Using many visuals and humorous examples, Lounsberry probes the possible causes of Midwest reserve and offers strategies for dealing with our “quiet culture”– when we wish.