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CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

(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.)


Used Book Swapbook swap

Looking for a good book? Come to the Used Book Swap at the library December 9-17! This is a fun way to treat yourself to something new to read or share a book you are finished with. Just wrap up a gently used/nearly new book from your home library and mark it with a general statement of what it is – novel, romance, children’s picture book, biography, etc. Bring your gift wrapped book to the library and exchange it for another. Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a prize.  The Used Book Swap is open all hours the library is open between December 9-17.


Coloring for AdultsCrayons

Come relax and relieve stress by coloring on Saturday, December 10 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Coloring for Adults is offered monthly at various times and days. The library provides coloring sheets, colored pencils and light refreshments. No registration needed. Participants are welcome to come and go during the program. Participants this month will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of the new coloring book created by the JKPL. This program is open to adults 18 and older.



Nerf WarNerf war

Bring your Nerf gun and ammo and head to the library for this bi-monthly Nerf War on Saturday, December 17 from 6:00-8:00 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.



JKPL Memoir ProjectWhat's your story sign

Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours? Join us Monday, December 19 at 6:30 pm for this monthly writers’ group that focuses on writing about personal stories and family history. No previous writing experience is necessary, please come and learn with us!  This group will meet the third Monday of each month. Suggested topics to write about are presented at each meeting.  Participants are invited  but not required to share their writing.




Saturday, December 24 thru Monday, December 26: Library closed for Christmas


Building Creativity One Block at a Time: a LEGO® programLegos with DuTrac

This month’s program will be on Tuesday, December 27 from 4:00-6:00 pm and the theme is "Gifts". This program is for all ages but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult or older partner. This LEGO®  program is part of a monthly LEGO® building block program at the library sponsored by DuTrac Community Credit Union. Each month there is a theme to help inspire creativity.  Photos of the creations are displayed in the children’s area of the library and the actual creations are displayed at DuTrac for two weeks after each  program.  All children who participate have their name entered into a quarterly drawing for a special LEGO® related prize provided by DuTrac.  Refreshments provided.



Drop-in Computer Helpblue happy computer

Have basic computer questions?  Come to the library!  The library is hosting drop-in hours on Friday, December 30 from 1:00-4:00 pm so you can bring your basic computer questions and we’ll do our best to answer them. Laptop computers will be available for use but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop if they own one. 



Sunday, January 1 - Monday, January 2: Library closed for New Year's HolidayHappy new year



LIBRARY NEWS:

 

JKPL coloring book


Discover . Connect . Inspire: a coloring book!

Do you or someone you know enjoy coloring? This traditional pastime has made a comeback and coloring books make popular gifts.  New this year, the JKPL has created a coloring book featuring 50 original images drawn by local artists.  The book is 8.5 x 11 inches and coil bound with perforated pages for easy removal. The books are $10.00 and available to purchase at the library. 



murder mystery dinner

 

Dinner a la Morte Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

The JKPL welcomes back the Die-Laughing Murder Mystery Troupe for another murder mystery dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 pm.  It is 1929 and you are a guest at Katherine Ryan’s dinner party in honor of her late husband, and banker, Francis Ryan.  As the evening unfolds, you will help solve the mystery while laughing and enjoying a delicious meal catered by J&D Mart. This event will be held at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club. Seating is limited. These tickets make great Christmas and birthday gifts!  Tickets go on sale in December.  Check back for more details!

 

 

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Annual Report

Interested in knowing how our library did last fiscal year? Take a look at our annual report.  Download a copy or pick up a paper copy the next time you're in the library.

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Upcoming Events
Borrowing Downloadable Books, Audiobooks, and Magazines from the Library Jan 03, 2016 - Jan 12, 2017
Layette Quilt Display and Raffle Nov 28, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 — Hoffman Room
Get Puzzled @ Your Library Dec 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Used Book Swap Dec 09, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
Coloring for Adults Dec 10, 2016 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Hoffman Room
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