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      Touching Outer Space

      Science Center of Iowa

      Touching Outer Space
      April 29, 2018 from 8:30-Noon
      at the Science Center of Iowa
      401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309

      Hear Outer Space—Touch Outer Space—Move Through Outer Space

      A day for students who are blind and visually impaired to explore outer space. The program is
      free and intended for students in grades 3-8. Families are encouraged to attend. There will be
      guided exploration in the morning and families are free to stay and enjoy the Science Center in
      the afternoon. Lunch is included for attendees and their families. To register, use our online registration form or contact Leslie
      Heinzler at Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: 515-281- 1296 or Enrollment is limited—sign up soon!
      This program is a cooperative effort and funded by the following:

      Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired * Iowa Department for the Blind *
      Drake University * Science Center of Iowa * Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

      Directors Forum

      Department for the Blind Director Emily Wharton will be hosting a regular discussion on the third Monday evening of every month. These meetings will take place from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the Director’s Conference Room at the IDB building. There will be a conference line for those unable to attend in person. The Call in number is 1–866–685–1580 and the conference code is 5152811299.

      Friends of the Library Fundraising Event

      Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped supporters can caIl 1-888-SCH-WANS (724-9267) and order any Schwan's product using the ID number 33523. The Friends will receive up to 40% of all proceeds for the rest of the month. We will also receive 5% of any items sold until October 15.
      You can also order on line at

      So sweeten your palate, enjoy some delicious food, and support The Friends.

      Founded in 2005, the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is an all volunteer, nonprofit group dedicated to supporting the Library's efforts to be the best.

      Visit the Friends' web site for the latest news -