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(for information on all library events click on the link to the calendar at the bottom of this page or click on the Upcoming Events link in the right-hand column.  Or download a copy of our monthly events calendar.    

Visit with Iowa Author Linda DegreeLinda DegreeSome Sense of It

Join Delhi, Iowa author Linda Degree (Deutmeyer) on Sunday, March 26 at 1:30 pm as she visits the library to talk about her book, Some Sense of It.  The book tells the story of Margie, a teacher who is working on teaching the issues of war and peace to the children in her classroom as well as the people in her community.  Margie’s story is told through letters from her to her friends and family.  Copies of the book will be available to purchase from the author.

Open Mic NightOpen Mic Night

The James Kennedy Public Library is hosting a NEW monthly open mic night at local restaurant Brew & Brew on Monday, March 27 at 6:00 pm. Performers are encouraged to sign up for ten minute time slots and show off their talents. Poetry, music, readings and comedy are just a few examples! All ages are welcome to come and watch, but performers are limited to age 13 and up unless they have an adult companion. Performers can register in advance at either the Library or Brew & Brew with walk-in performances allowed if there is time. Tables for spectators can be reserved by calling Brew & Brew.

Family Storytime: Jokes & Tricksters!Don't play with your food book

Join us Saturday, April 1 at 9:30 am for fun stories about jokes and tricks, songs, a simple craft, and a snack will put you in the mood for spring! This family program is appropriate for ages 6 and younger, but everyone is welcome. Children who have not completed  kindergarten need an adult companion.

Reaching Out to the Senior Expo Bookcart

The library will bring a pop-up library to the Senior Expo event at the Total Fitness Rec Center on Friday, April 7 from 9:30am-1:00 pm. Guests will be able to get library cards, check out materials, learn about special programs for seniors, and find out more about what the library has to offer.  If you are visiting the Expo be sure to stop by the library table to find out more and enter your name to win door prizes. 

Video Game Afternoon game controller

Come to the library on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00-3:00 pm for an afternoon of video games! The library will have its new Wii U gaming system set up in the Hoffman Room along with the Xbox 360 for everyone to come and get their game on! All ages welcome. Refreshments provided.

Nerf War Nerf war

Bring your Nerf gun and ammo and head to the library for this bi-monthly Nerf War on Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 pm. Participants must be 13 or older and anyone under 18 must have a signed  parental waiver. Registration requested as 10 people are required to hold the program and a max of 20 is allowed.  Walk-ins welcome, if space allows. Participants must provide their own Nerf guns and ammo but no modifications to darts or guns to increase range or hitting power will be allowed.


Movie theme gift basketBuild-A-Basket Fundraiser Silent Auction

Organizations, businesses, and individuals have donated some amazing baskets again this year for the 5th annual Build-A-Basket Fundraiser and the bidding has now begun!  Photos of the baskets can be viewed here or stop in the library to see all of the different possibilities.  The silent auction starts March 6 and ends promptly at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 2. If you cannot get to the library during the auction, you can bid by emailing by 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 2.  These baskets make great gifts! All proceeds will be used to support library services and collections.  


Beer & wineWine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Join us Friday, April 21 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Brew & Brew in downtown Dyersville for wine and beer tasting from area wineries and breweries. Tickets are $20.00 in advance or at the door. Tickets are available at the library or Brew & Brew. Tickets include a commemorative glass, the tasting event, and appetizers. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle are also part of this fun event!


Tax forms

Have tax questions? Visit our tax page for basic information on who to contact and what forms are available at the library.

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Upcoming Events
Game Night @ Your Library Mar 24, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Hoffman Community Room
Visit with Iowa Author Linda Degree Mar 26, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Open Mic Night Mar 27, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Brew & Brew
Wee Read Mar 29, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — Hoffman Room
Sit 'n' Stitch Mar 29, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Hoffman Community Room
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