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Native Lands: Belonging and Reclaiming. An Obermann Conversation

Shelley Buffalo and Carrie Schuettpelz share their experiences as indigenous women who have thought hard about issues of belonging. Together, they'll consider what it means to belong to a...

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Teen Works - Hospitality and Young Entrepreneurship | Iowa City Public Library

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we’ll feature two community members from a different employment sector. In February we'll...

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End of Life and Grief - COVID's Lessons | An Obermann Conversation

The past year has made the end of life and grief a daily communal event, as we receive numbers from the headlines and news from friends and family. In the West, death and grief have often been...

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Writing a Will / Basics of Estate Planning

Was your New Year's resolution to write a will or learn more about estate planning? No one wants to think about dying, but creating an estate plan will let you check a big one off your New...

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Teen Works - Social and Human Services Career Exploration | Iowa City Public Library

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we feature two community members from a different employment sector. This is a great way to find...

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Food Insecurity in Johnson County | An Obermann Conversation

As of five years ago, about 14% of Johnson County residents were considered food insecure, meaning that they had limited or uncertain access to certain and nutritious food. After nearly a year of...

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Talking About "Good" Schools and "Good" Neighborhoods with Sara Alvarado

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about how and why schools and neighborhoods in the Midwest remain segregated in many ways. What is "redlining"? Has anyone ever asked...

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Little Resurrections: Laboring to Find Wonder in Our Work | An Obermann Conversation

Join a minister, a dancer, and a religious anthropologist for a conversation about social justice, the body's awe-inspiring movement, and the tension between the mundane and profound...

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Fake News: Interactive Instruction

Please join us for an interactive instruction aimed at educating our community about fake news. This informational discussion will be led by Jean Donham, PhD and Iulian Vamanu, PhD, Library and...

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Lit Talks: Let the People Pick the President with Jesse Wegman

Recorded May 12, 2020

Join us online for an evening with New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman. In "Let The People Pick The President: the case for abolishing the...

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