The Brown Bag Briefings in April will be held Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Fort Dodge Public Library meeting room. The events are free to the public, and coffee and fruit drink will be provided. Programs for April are:
April 5: No Brown Bag Program due to Maundy Thursday services at noon in many Fort Dodge churches.
April 12: Mary Kay Shanley, the author of "Our State Fair - Iowa's Blue Ribbon Story" will provide a look at the first 150 Years of the state fair and of Iowans who have made up that August experience.
April 19: Dan Oswald could be known as a de-constructor/re-constructor. Oswald is the Coordinator of Deconstruction and Energy Efficient Retrofit at Iowa Central Community College. He directs the tearing down of buildings but saves the materials for later use in a reuse program. He will discuss ways that he deconstructs, renews and reuses, and a program anyone can become involved with to renew and reuse.
April 26: Dan Scheuremann is an RN/HCC with the hospice program of Iowa. Scheuremann calls his program Hospice 101. He will discuss the organization of hospice, how it has evolved, and about the hospice delivery system.
Brown Bag Briefings are sponsored by FRIENDS of the Fort Dodge Public Library.