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Mondays and Thursdays
March 4 – May 13
Listening Café
Join us for coffee and treats as we listen to and progress through The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.Mondays at 10:30 am: March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29, May 6, and May 13.Thursdays at 5:30 pm: March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 9.
Whispering Creek Active Retirement Community
2609 Nicklaus Boulevard
Sioux City, IA
Monday
March 18,
11:45 AM
Book Discussion: Lifelong Learning Book Club 
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Fee: $10 (includes lunch)
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Advanced Sciences Bldg, Entrance 14, Wells Fargo Room L110
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
March 21,
10:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation with Russ Gifford: The Great Depression and The Grapes of Wrath
It is estimated at least 25% of the workforce was idle at the start of the 1930s. As banks became unstable, foreclosure due to debt became inevitable and tent cities sprung up around the country. Join Russ Gifford for pictures and stories of the Great Depression, and hear how people struggled with the worst economic event of their lives.
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Advanced Sciences Bldg, Entrance 11, Room L416/L417
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
March 21,
7:00 PM
Book Discussion: Barnes & Noble Book Club
Discussion of Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Loewenstein.
Barnes & Noble
Southern Hills Mall
4400 Sergeant Road #550
Sioux City, IA
Sunday
March 24,
1:30 PM
Film Screening: Of Mice and Men (1992)
Based on John Steinbeck’s novella of the same name, Of Mice and Men is the tragic story of George (Gary Sinise) and Lennie (John Malkovich), two itinerant farm workers on the run — one is the lifelong companion to the other, an intellectually disabled man. They dream of one day owning their own land.
Sioux City Public Library
Aalfs Downtown Library
Gleeson Room
529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA
Tuesday
March 26,
1:30 PM
Film Screening: America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. “Ding” Darling
An important film about legendary Sioux City figure and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Jay “Ding” Darling. His start came from his days as a reporter for the Sioux City Journal in which he drew cartoons for a local murder trial that didn’t allow photography. He went on to have his editorial cartoons published in the New York Herald Tribune for 30+ years, endorsed local causes, supported national ones, and was passionate about the environment and conservation.
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Cargill Auditorium, Entrance 14, Lot 4
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Sunday
March 31
2:00 PM
Marathon Read-Aloud: The Grapes of Wrath Play
Join in on an informal read-aloud of the stage version of The Grapes of Wrath as adapted by Frank Galati, either volunteering to read or just listening to others read.Stay for the whole event or come and go as you wish. Scripts and snacks will be provided. Free parking is available in the Grace United Methodist Church parking lot.* $2 will be donated to the Siouxland Food Bank for every person who attends. Attendees may also contribute cash or canned goods at the site to help feed Siouxland’s hungry.
Morningside College
Weikert Auditorium, Buhler-Rohlfs Hall 1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Monday
April 1,
10:00 AM
Book Discussion: Open Book Club 
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Sioux City Public Library
Perry Creek Branch

2912 Hamilton Boulevard
Sioux City, IA
Monday
April 1,
5:30 PM
Book Discussion: Open Book Club 
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Sioux City Public Library
Aalfs Downtown Library

529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA
Tuesday
April 2,
1:30 PM
Film Screening: Harry Hopkins: At FDR’s Side
This award-winning film shows how one man’s unshakable belief in America and in public service was so vital to his country. It is also a tale of grand adventure, and of dangerous wartime missions executed at great risk. You will not forget this biographical film.
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Cargill Auditorium, Entrance 14, Lot 4
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
April 4,
10:00 AM
Book Discussion: Siouxland Center for Active Generations
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Members only.
Siouxland Center for Active Generations
313 Cook Street
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
April 4,
10:30 AM
Sioux City in the 1930s and 1940s
Grace Linden, retired curator for Sioux City Public Museum, presents the fascinating history of the 1930s and 1940s in Sioux City. She’ll touch on Sioux City economy’s state of disarray following the stock market crash, federal government programs like the CCC and WPA, and a new era of growth and building for Sioux City.
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Advanced Sciences Bldg, Entrance 11, Room L416/L417
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
April 4,
6:30 PM
Dust Bowl Descent
Speaker Bill Ganzel shares his journey locating Depression survivors using photographs taken by the Farm Security Administration, recounts their stories, and juxtaposes recent photos with 60-year-old images that tell the triumph of the human spirit over hard times.
South Sioux City Public Library
2121 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE
Saturday
April 6,
2:00 PM
Saturday with Steinbeck
Explore the impact Steinbeck made through his fiction, journalism, and nonfiction, enjoy readings from his play, Of Mice and Men, and a lecture on Route 66 that will take you on a trip.
Barnes & Noble
Southern Hills Mall
4400 Sergeant Road #550
Sioux City, IA
Sunday
April 7,
1:30 PM
Film Screening: East of Eden (1955)
Directed by Elia Kazan, this film based on John Steinbeck’s epic novel, follows Cal Trask (James Dean), the son of a California farmer, who feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron. When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favor of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother, now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron’s girlfriend.
Sioux City Public Library
Aalfs Downtown Library

Gleeson Room
529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA
Monday April 8,
3:00 pm
Book Discussion: Cover to Cover Book Club
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
South Sioux City Public Library
2121 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE
Thursday April 11,
6:00 pm
Book Discussion: Caribou Coffee
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Caribou Coffee
2939 Hamilton Boulevard
Sioux City, IA
Tuesday
April 16,
1:00 PM
Book Discussion: Brookdale Senior Living
Discussion of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Brookdale Senior Living
2562 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
April 18,
12:05 PM
History at High Noon: The Great Depression in Sioux City
Sioux City was profoundly affected by the economic catastrophe of the 1930s. Banks collapsed, farmers were forced off their land and businesses closed their doors. This presentation features images illustrating challenges local citizens faced during the Great Depression.
Sioux City Public Museum
607 4th Street
Sioux City, IA
Thursday
April 18,
7:00 PM
Book Discussion: Barnes & Noble Book Club
Discussion of The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows.
Barnes & Noble
Southern Hills Mall
4400 Sergeant Road #550
Sioux City, IA
Tuesday
April 30,
5:30 PM
Book Discussion: Jackson Street Brewing
Discussion of Harvest Gypsies and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Jackson Street Brewing
607 5th Street
Sioux City, IA
Sunday
May 5,
1:30 PM
Film Screening: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck’s iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family—led by just-paroled son Tom (Henry Fonda)—loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn’t quite what they hoped.
Sioux City Public Library, Aalfs Downtown Library
Gleeson Room
529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA
Wednesday
May 15,
9:00 AM
Tour: The Depression Era Projects that Forever Changed the Face of Sioux City
Tom Munson, Sioux City native and Sioux City Public Museum’s Archives Manager, guides a tour showing the tremendous legacy of the New Deal projects still proudly gracing the Sioux City landscape. Over 25 historic site projects will be viewed and the tour will end with a catered lunch at the CCC-built Stone Park Lodge. Fee: $35 (includes lunch); Lifelong Learning membership required. (To register for Lifelong Learning, call 712-274-6404)
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Lot 2B
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA

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