SERVICES AND PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY FOR SENIORS:
In addition to the adult programming for all ages we offer at the JKPL, we are pleased to offer additional services to our patrons who are age 55 or better. If you have questions or want more information please feel free to contact the library or Lisa Gaylor, Senior Services Librarian at (563)875-8912.
The library provides homebound services to those patrons unable to get to the library because of short/long term illness, non-driver status (senior), physical challenges, or visual disabilities. Check out our Homebound Services page for more information.
LARGE PRINT COLLECTION:
The library currently has approximately 1,500 books in large print for your convenience. We also offer two large print magazines: "Guidepost" and "Reader's Digest."
Don't let vision problems stop you from reading the latest bestsellers or old favorites! The Library has approximately 2,500 titles available on downloadable audio, cassette, CD, or Playaway (books that come downloaded on their own portable player) for your enjoyment.
The library shows a variety of movies each month. Please check our scheduled list of events to confirm what is showing as times and days can change. All movies are shown in the Hoffman Community Room. Popcorn and soda are provided to all movie attendees. Feel free to bring additional snacks if so desired.
Classic Movies @ Your Library - On the second Tuesday of each month at 2pm, the library will show a classic movie.
Book Flicks - On the second Monday of each month at 7pm, the library will show a film that is based on a book. Copies of the book will be available for interested parties to check out.
Family Movies @ Your Library - On the first and third Saturdays of each month at 2pm, the library will show a family movie.
Sunday Movies @ Your Library - One to two times each month at 2pm, the library will show a movie. We generally try to show a movie that has been newly released to DVD.
Monday Night @ the Movies - Once a month at 7pm, the library will show a movie. We generally try to show a movie that has been newly released to DVD.
Tuesday Nite @ the Movies - On the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7pm, the library will show a film aimed at our teen patrons. All are welcome.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS:
Books for Lunch Book Discussion Group
This group gathers on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. to discuss different books selected by the group. Everyone is welcome to come, listen and share. Bring your lunch, if you wish. Dessert and beverages are provided by the participants and the Friends of the Library. Copies of each book will be available to borrow from the library. New members welcome at any time.
Paranormal Book Club
The paranormal book club is a meeting of people who enjoy the creepier side of life. Discussions will cover books, movies, comic books, etc. - anything dealing with the supernatural. Topics will range from oddball styles of media to horror. Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at 6:00 pm. Typically, the group discusses a book at the first meeting of the month and watches a movie at the second meeting of the month. Some of the material will have adult themes and may not be appropriate for the young or squeamish. Copies of each book will be available to borrow from the library. New members welcome at any time.
A Novel Approach to Faith Book Discussion Series
Join us the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm for this book discussion series featuring Inspirational Fiction. This series will include a variety of books that weave religious faith into the characters and storylines. Copies of each book are available to borrow from the library. New members welcome at any time.
Not Your Average Read Book Discussion Series
Join Matt Muilenburg, a former English instructor at Wichita State University and the current editor of the Dyersville Commercial, for a book club that focuses on under-appreciated novels by award-winning authors that don't receive the due they deserve. This group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Copies of each book will be available to borrow from the library. New members welcome at any time.
The library offers periodic classes on computer basics, crafts, dance, and anything else we think our patrons are interested in. Check the complete schedule of events (click here) to see all events the library has scheduled. If you have a suggestion for a class let one of us at the library know.
SIT 'N STITCH
Join other crafters at this weekly gathering to share crafting and conversation. Gatherings are every Wednesday from 1 – 3 pm. New members are welcome to join at any time! Bring your hobby or craft and come for lots of laughs, food, great company and experienced help!
The library offers a variety of programs and special events ranging from guest speakers on a topic to music or historical programs. Check the complete schedule of events (click here) to see all events the library has scheduled. If you have a suggestion for a an event let one of us at the library know.
SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Want to have a say in what the library buys for its collections and the programs and events selected? Then join the Senior Advisory Committee and have your say! This committee meets twice a year to discuss and suggest collection development and program ideas that are of particular interest for the senior patrons. If you're interested in participating contact Lisa Gaylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 875-8912.
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Senior Citizens Meal Center
120 3rd Street SW
Dyersville, IA 52040
Scenic Valley Area VIII Agency on Aging
Fountain Park, Springs Building, 2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque IA 52001
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248 1st Ave East, Suite 1
Dyersville, IA 52040
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