“Our Neighbors, The Amish” features information on 16 different topics about the Amish lifestyle and their beliefs. Such topics include language, religion, home and social life, and population growth. Audience members will develop an understanding and appreciation of the Amish community and culture which can often be mystifying and much different than one’s own life. Everyone is encouraged to be a part of the program through a discussion and tasting of real Amish treats.
Don and Dianne are native Iowans and retired teachers. They enjoy the simplicity of life on an acreage in a log home surrounded by three Amish communities. Through their interactions with the Amish and their own extensive research, they have been able to share their findings and interest with library audiences throughout Iowa.