FDPL Brown Bag Briefings begin April 4

Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library have announced April Brown Bag Briefings beginning April 4. All briefings will be at noon on Thursday in the Fort Dodge Public Library conference room, 424 Central Ave. Those attending may bring their lunch. Coffee, cookies and water will be provided. The April schedule is as follows:

April 4: Linda Whiting –A Journey of Faith and Self-Publishing

Following the death of her husband from cancer in 2015, Linda began reading nightly devotions. This new practice inspired her to start writing her own devotions, sending them out to family and friends, and to her self-publishing a yearly book. Come hear Linda talk about her own faith journey and how she learned to self-publish her own books.

April 11: Hank Kohler — A Trip Down the Mississippi

Growing up on a family farm in northwest Iowa in the 50’s and 60’s, nowadays Hank enjoys spending as much time as possible on lakes and rivers. In 2021 he decided to journey south from the Leaf River in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the 1,900-mile trip he and eight different companions helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for conservation efforts. Come hear Hank talk about his trip and the book he wrote detailing his journey.

April 18: Jeremy Pearson and Rachel Rowe — Fort Dodge Fiber Update

Have questions about the challenges of building a fiber network from scratch or how the process is moving along? Jeremy and Rachel will be here to provide an update on the construction process, where and when they think service will be active across town, and what you can expect when you switch to Fort Dodge Fiber. They will also answer any questions you might have about this great new service.

April 25: Matt Cosgrove — River’s Edge Discovery Center and Webster County Conservation update

Wondering about the new River’s Edge Discovery Center and what you can expect when it’s open? Are you a Webster County Trails system user and curious about upcoming improvements? Matt will be here to talk about the progress being made on the Center, the expanding trails system we have in Webster County, as well as answers any questions you might have about the many wonderful outdoor opportunities Webster County Conservation oversees.


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