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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.    

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 Closing Reception

Organizations, businesses, and individuals have donated 36 amazing baskets for the 5th annual Build-A-Basket Fundraiser and the bidding only lasts a few more days!  Photos of the baskets can be viewed here or stop in the library to see all of them. The silent auction will end at 3:00 pm sharp on Sunday, April 2. But join us from 2:00-4:00 pm for snacks and to see who is last to bid! These baskets make great gifts - for yourself or someone you love! All proceeds will be used to support library collections and services. 


Beer & wineWine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Join us at Brew & Brew in downtown Dyersville from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for wine and beer tasting from area wineries and breweries. Vendors include O So Good Winery, PromiseLand Winery, Stone Cliff Winery, Franklin Street Brewing Company and 7G Distributing. 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
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
Story Time Mar 29, 2017 06:30 PM - 07:15 PM — Hoffman Room
Family Storytime: Jokes and Tricksters! Apr 01, 2017 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM — Hoffman Room
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