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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.)


Story Time and Wee Read Registration beginsOwls reading

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. 


Used Book Salebook sale sign

The Friends of the Library used book sale will be held in the basement of the James Kennedy Public Library Friday, January 20 through Monday, January 23.  Hours are: Friday, January 20: 9:00 am—5:00 pm; Saturday, January 21: 9:00 am—3:00 pm; Sunday, January 22: 1:00 pm—4:00 pm; Monday, January 23: 9:00 am—7:00 pm. Bags of books are $2 on the last day of the sale only.

 

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

Join us Saturday, January 21 from 2:00-4:00 pm for our monthly LEGO® program.  This month’s theme is "Castles". 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.



Coloring for AdultsCrayons

Join us Sunday, January 22 from 1:00-4:00 pm and come relax and relieve stress by coloring! 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. This program is open to adults 18 and older.



Zentangle Basics & BeyondZentangle circles by Dianne Kramer

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, 8, and 15 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. 


On-going January Events


Quilting Bee with the Dyersville Layette LadiesQuilting bee

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 beginsWarm up with a good book

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 Junior Duck Stamp winner 2016-2017

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!

 


FUNDRAISERS:

 

Soup supperSoup Supper

Warm up this winter at the JKPL annual  Soup Supper! Join us for soup (chili or chicken noodle), crackers, bread, brownie, and beverages on Thursday, January 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm (or until we run out.) The soup is made and served by the JKPL Library Board and Fundraising Committee members. Price is $5.00 per person with soup refills for $1.00 each. Carry outs available. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the library’s collections. 

 

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 and dessert by First Avenue Bakery. This event will be held at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club. Seating is limited. These tickets make great gifts.  Tickets on sale now!

 

 

 


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Upcoming Events
Quilting Bee with the Layette Ladies Jan 03, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017
Soup Supper Fundraiser Jan 19, 2017 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Hoffman Room
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 23, 2017 — Basement
Building Creativity One Block at a Time: a LEGO® program Jan 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Hoffman Room
Coloring for Adults Jan 22, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Hoffman Room
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