October Brown Bag Briefings begin Oct. 5

The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library are presenting its semi-annual Brown Bag Briefings this October. The briefings are every Thursday in the library meeting room 424 Central Ave., at noon. Bring your lunch and enjoy thought provoking topics of interest to area residents. Coffee, water and cookies will be provided. Programs last one hour.

Thursday, Oct. 5: Dennis Quinn, Chief of Police. Chief Quinn was appointed by City Manager David Fierke on March 27, 2023, and approved by the City Council on April 5. He will speak on the issues facing the Fort Dodge Police Department and his topics will likely include the need for a new law enforcement center, the current community discussion involving violence and positive initiatives in place to protect and serve our community.

Thursday, Oct. 12: Darcy Maulsby, Iowa’s Storyteller. Maulsby will present a program on “The Lincoln Highway in Iowa: A History,” one of several books she has written. Highway 30 runs from Clinton across Iowa to Missouri Valley and was one of the earliest cross-country highways. She will have some of her books available for sale.

Thursday, Oct. 19: Amanda Lyun, director of Clinic Operations from UnityPoint Clinics. Lyun will share the expansion of cornerstone growth service lines such as surgical services, women and children neurology and oncology, just to name a few. She will also discuss the partnership with other healthcare organizations to offer coordinated care and the added satellite clinics for orthopedics and OBGYN care.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Comedia Musica Players: Seussical the Musical. Several Comedia Players will perform selections from “Susical” in addition to glimpses of behind-the-scenes preparations and the process involved in putting on a musical of this caliber and size. This non-profit troupe was founded in 1968 and will present its fall show on Nov. 9 through11 at the newly renovated Phillips auditorium.


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