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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)

Warm-Up @ Your Library Winter Library Program Continues Through February 29Warm up with a good book

New this winter the JKPL is offering a winter library program for adults.  Stop in any time after January 1 and pick up your Warm-Up bingo card or download one 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 participant.  The winter library program will run from January 2 – February 29.


Love My Library Giving Tree FundraiserLove my library

Do you “Love Your Library”?  Then consider supporting this annual fundraising activity that will improve the collection and services the library is able to offer. Library staff have identified things (books and materials, furnishings, equipment, etc.) that they believe would improve the library.  Some of these items are displayed on the bulletin board in the entry to the library.  The complete list can be viewed at the circulation desk or view it here. Select one or more items and donate the funds needed for purchase, or purchase the items yourself and donate them to the library.  Donations will be written on a heart and hung on the library “Giving Tree.”  Where appropriate the library will attach a tag/book plate acknowledging the donation and you will be the first to check it out.  Not finding something you want to “love”?  Bring your ideas to a librarian! This fundraiser will run January 21-February 29, 2016.

Build-A-Basket Fundraiser beginsMovie theme gift basket

Join us for the 4th Annual Build-A-Basket Fundraiser which begins February 1.  Pick something you love like candles, cooking, or cats and build a basket of items around that theme.  Or pick a favorite book and build a basket around that book.  Create your basket and donate it to the library by February 19.  The baskets will then be auctioned off in a silent auction that runs February 22 - March 13, 2016.  The library will provide you an empty basket if you need one!

Get Puzzled @ Your Library!   Puzzle pieces

Do you enjoy relaxing while putting together a jigsaw puzzle? Would you like to to get out of the house and share the fun (and frustration) with someone else?  Stop in the library anytime from February 1-29 to help us put together the “World of Words” 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  The puzzle will be located on the table under the skylight and everyone is welcome to add a piece or two or more!  To add to the fun, everyone who works on the puzzle is encouraged to put their name into a drawing to win the puzzle!


Planet 42 from Outer Space!Movie night

On Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm the library is hosting a locally produced movie, Planet 42 from Outer Space!, which features many teen actors from Dyersville and nearby communities! When young every man Jim inexplicably discovers beings from another world his life is thrown into chaos. Can your heart stand the shocking truth about Planet 42 from Outer Space? (49 min) Starring Garrett Schroeder (Dyersville),  Morgan Schroeder (Dyersville), Nick Botts (Dyersville), Zack Werner (Dyersville), Katelynn Till (Dyersville), Cody Gartner (Peosta), Matthew and Jennifer Carpenter (Dubuque). A Q&A session with the producers and cast will follow the movie.  

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

Join us Saturday, February 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm for the February LEGO® program.  This month’s theme is "Racing". 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 focus 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.


Nerf WarNerf war

Bring your Nerf gun and ammo and head to the library for this bi-monthly Nerf War on Saturday, February 13 at 6:00 pm. Participants must be 13 or older and anyone under 18 must have a signed  parental waiver. Registration requested - 10 people required to hold the program but 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.

Zentangle Borders and Dangles ClassZentangle dangle by Dianne Kramer

Join us on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 pm and spend the evening using your Zentangle skills to create beautiful borders, frames, chains, and streamers.   A variety of simple-to-learn, Zentangle-inspired borders and dangles will be demonstrated in class and we’ll add shading and color to our art.  For ages 18 and up.  Registration required as there is a maximum of 20 participants.  Materials required: Ultra-fine point black Sharpie or Pigma Micron 01 black pen and a sharp pencil. Paper and colored pencils will be provided but please feel free to bring your own.  Prerequisite: Must have attended Introduction to Zentangle class or have prior Zentangle Method experience.  


Calendar of eventsDownload a copy of the monthly events calendar!



murder mystery dinner

A Deadly Dinner Murder Mystery

The Die-Laughing Murder Mystery Troupe invite you to step back in time to 1933 as a dinner guest of Tiffany “Gold” Digman, who’s archeologist husband has disappeared. You don’t have to do anything but have a good time at this heart-stopping murder mystery dinner catered by J & D Catering with dessert from First Avenue Bakery. This event will be held Saturday, February 20 at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club. Doors open at 5:30pm with the performance starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 each or a table of 8 for $350.00.  Cash bar available.  Snow date of February 27.  All tickets sold in advance at the James Kennedy Public Library.  Seating is limited.  





Tax forms


Visit our tax page for basic information on tax forms, what forms the library has, where you can find the forms we don't have, and how to file.  A hard copy of this information is available at the circulation desk. 





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Upcoming Events
Warm–Up @ Your Library Continues! Feb 01, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016
Get Puzzles @ Your Library Feb 01, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016
Story Time Feb 10, 2016 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM — Hoffman Room
Movie Night @ Your Library presents “The Intern” Feb 11, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Planet 42 From Outer Space! Feb 12, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Hoffman Room
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