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One of the most important and influential figures in literature will be celebrated in a special Moline Public Library presentation on April 16, with storyteller and historic interpreter Paddy Lynn appearing in the one-woman show Meet Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst, an intimate look into the life of one of the most most preeminent American poets of the 19th century.

Delivered as part of the Davenport Public Library's virtual 3rd Thursday at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum programming, the April 15 Zoom webinar Shaping a Presidential Imagine: The Curious Case of Herbert Hoover will boast an expansive and historically fascinating presentation by Dr. George H. Nash, the Hoover biographer best-known for his 1976 book The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945.

The art of storytelling from an immigrant's experience will be explored on April 11 when Davenport's German American Heritage Center presents the online program Our Words, Our Truths: Storytelling as Performative Memoir for Collective Identity & Community Engagement, a workshop in which Dr. Ada Cheng will discuss her own experience as a producer who creates various platforms for people to tell community stories.

Hosted by the Moline Public Library as a companion program to WQPT-TV's new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway, the virtual presentation A Visit from Ernest Hemingway will, on April 12, treat viewers to an audience with the legendary writer as portrayed by Brain “Fox” Ellis, the award-winning storyteller and historical interpreter who last portrayed famed industrialist John Deere in a February event for the library.

Appearing in a special presentation hosted by the Moline Public Library, a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize recipient will be showcased in the virtual program An Evening with John Sandford, an April 14 event with the author of the wildly popular Prey series that boasts 30 books (and counting) featuring crime-solving protagonist Lucas Davenport.

Hosting an original exhibition displayed in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum's For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design, Davenport's Putnam Museum & Science Center will, through June 30, offer a fascinating exploration into historic portraiture with the homegrown exhibit Faces of the Past.

Delivering an original performance boasting a company of 13 graduate and undergraduate dancers, the University of Iowa Dance Company will, on April 8, present a recording of its recent Home Concert in a Figge Art Museum presentation that highlights diverse experiences in American culture via a quintet of thrillingly choreographed vignettes.

A fascinating virtual program in the Bettendorf Public Library's popular “Community Connections” series, Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History will boast a presentation by members of Cedar Rapids' African American Museum of Iowa, the April 8 event continuing the venue's stated mission “to preserve, publicize, and educate the public on the African American heritage and culture of Iowa.”

In the latest presentation in the Englert Theatre's virtual Storytellers series, professional actor and playwright Katie Colletta will deliver a crash course in children's entertainment with her April 3 program Youth Storytelling Workshop, a program designed for participants to get their creative juices flowing with interactive games creative ways to bring stories to life both on the page and on the stage.