Hometown TeamsThe next event in the weekend tailgate party series at the Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library in Guthrie Center will celebrate America’s pastime. The library will celebrate Baseball Day, in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit, from 11am-4pm Saturday.

The festivities will begin with a tailgate party from 11am-1pm. The menu includes hot dogs, chips, beverages, and desserts for a free will donation. There will also be free kids games, and Cubbie from the Iowa Cubs will be available for pictures and autographs.

A quartet of presenters will then discuss their connections to the summer sport. They include: former Northwest Missouri State Bearcat baseball player and major league coach Bill Krejci; Barry Monaghan, who will share his Milwaukee Braves and New York Giants memorabilia; former Minnesota Twin Allen Mahaffey; and John Liepa. At 2pm Liepa will present “How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players.”

The exhibit will be open on Saturday from 9am-4pm. The final day of the exhibit is Sunday, August 5th.