CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
Story Time and Wee Read Registration has begun
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to sign up their preschoolers for the Spring 2017 sessions of Preschool Story Time and Wee Read. Story Time is open to 3, 4 and 5 year olds who have not been in Kindergarten and will be offered on Wednesdays at 9:30 am or 6:30 pm and Fridays at 9:30 am. Wee Read is for children under 3 and their caregiver and will be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am. Programs will run February 1 through April 28. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins January 16.
Zentangle Basics & Beyond
Join us for a series of three workshops on the art of Zentangle led by Dianne Kramer. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Classes will meet February 1, 15 and March 1 at 6:00 pm. This program is for ages 18 and up. Registration required as there is a maximum of 20 participants. Those without prior Zentangle experience must attend the first class. Materials needed: Ultra-fine point black Sharpie or Pigma Micron 01 black pen, a pencil, and a blending tool (a tortillion or small eraser). Paper and colored pencils will be provided but please feel free to bring your own.
Minecraft Build-A-Thon for Teens
Minecraft will be set up in the library after-hours on Saturday, February 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm so teens can come in and play in the game’s creative mode, work together, and build whatever they want to. Participants are encouraged to work as a group to achieve as much as possible by 8:00pm. All creations will be posted on the library’s social media. This program is for those that have completed 6th-12th grade. Refreshments will be provided.
Internet Safety Class
As part of national Safer Internet Day, the library will be hosting a class on Monday, February 6 at 6:00 pm on basic methods you can use to protect yourself on the internet. This session will cover information on basic programs, what to avoid, and potential fixes for problems. Refreshments provided.
On-going January Events
Quilting Bee with the Dyersville Layette Ladies
The Layette Ladies will be gathering in the library January 3-28 to demonstrate quilting and encourage others to lend a hand. A quilting rack will be set up under the library skylight and ladies from the Layette Group will be present to quilt on weekday afternoons from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Members of the community are encouraged to stop in and observe, ask questions, and help with the quilting. Beginners will be able to try quilting on a piece of fabric in a hoop. The quilt will only be available when the quilters are working on it. Once completed, the quilt will be auctioned off to raise money for the Dyersville Relay For Life.
Warm–Up @ Your Library Winter Reading Program begins
Again this winter the JKPL is offering a winter library program for adults using a bingo card. Stop in anytime after January 3 and pick up your Warm-Up bingo card and book bag or download the bingo card here. Read different genres and formats, listen to books, try out databases and other services, or attend library programs to fill the squares. Every bingo (maximum of three per person) earns the chance to win some great prizes, including the grand prize of a tablet or eReader (final product to be decided). All black out bingos will earn you a special JKPL goodie bag. Adults eighteen and older with a James Kennedy Public Library card are eligible to participate. The winter library program will run from January 3 thru February 28 and is sponsored by the Friends of the James Kennedy Public Library.
Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit
The library is happy to have on display the winners from the 2016-2017 Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition. The JDS is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program where students may express their newfound knowledge of the waterfowl they studied by drawing, painting, or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Included in this display are all of the Iowa winners. 8 of the winners are from the Dyersville area! Copies of the artwork will be on display January 4-25. Come take a look at these talented young artists!
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