Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Riverfront Renaissance Work Continues

Excavation of the old parking lot continues in early morning frost as workers rush to complete the area around the new agriculture exposition area, visible in the upper left hand corner of the picture. In the midst of the newly bricked exposition ground the Public Market can be seen. Note the many pallets of bricks on 3rd Street; apparently, more bricklaying is on the horizon. In the upper center of the photo is the recently vacated MidWestOne Bank building.
c 2008 Waterloo Public Library

Monday, October 13, 2008

Edgar Allan Poe Wows Crowd!

Edgar Allan Poe interpreter, Duffy Hudson, shown above with librarians Amy and Sue, entertained 51 guests with dramatic readings from Poe's works on a wet and gloomy downtown Waterloo evening; a perfect setting for enjoying the works of one of America's foremost literary figures.

Hudson, a writer, teacher, director, and Broadway actor, using only a wooden chair as a prop, kept us spell-bound as he performed The Raven, Annabell Lee, and the Tell-Tale Heart. After a spell-binding presentation--during which he stayed perfectly in character--Hudson took questions from the crowd and chatted about his life on the road.

What a great evening!

Support for Hudson's show was provided by the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library. Hudson expects to return to the area next spring when he will be launching a new show, based on the life of Albert Einstein!

c 2008 Waterloo Public Library

Thursday, October 09, 2008

In the Shadow of the Raven

Edgar Allan Poe comes to the the Waterloo Public Library October 13, 7:00 p.m. as his channeler Duffy Hudson, of film and Broadway fame, presents his one-man show. Share with us Hudson's fascination with Poe's life and work as he reads excerpts from Annabel Lee, The Raven, and The Tell Tale Heart.

I plan on being there with my wife and friends. I hope that you're able to join us for what promises to be a great evening!

This programming is brought to you courtesy of the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library!

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