CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING 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)
Sunday, May 8: Library Closed for Mother's Day
Like a Haystack: Life from My Perspective with Author Margaret Smolik
Smolik’s family was uprooted from their ancestral community in north-central Croatia during World War II. In her book, Like a Haystack: Life from My Perspective, Smolik recounts her life in Croatia, her time as a refugee in Austria, and ultimately her family's adjustment to life in America and her new life in Iowa. Join us Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 pm as Smolik tells her story. This is a story you will not soon forget!
Friday, May 13: Closed for maintenance
Open Mic Night
The James Kennedy Public Library is hosting a monthly open mic night at local restaurant Brew & Brew on Friday, May 1 @ 6:30 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. 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. Please note that this is a date and time change for the May program.
Registration Begins for Story Time and Wee Read on May 16
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to sign up their preschoolers for the Summer 2016 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 6:00 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 June 8 through July 29. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins May 16.
Kobolds Ate My Baby Role Playing Game
Join us Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 pm for Kobolds Ate My Baby, a role playing game with simple rules and lots of shenanigans. All ages and skill levels welcome. Refreshments will be provided.