Columbus Junction, Iowa, doesn’t fit the Midwest small-town stereotype. As large agricultural operations and meat processing plants have become prominent rural employers, people from Latin America, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere are drawn in to work. White residents are moving away. Small towns are increasingly diverse.
A professional entertainer for nearly a decade, Kansas City’s Martika Daniels delights audiences of all ages as a sword swallower, fire eater, and international woman of mystery. She makes her first visit to the Library.