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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Awards Ceremony and Story Time1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Children who are participating in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten are being recognized at this family event on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm. There will be a short family story time followed by a brief award ceremony. Achievement certificates and trophies will be handed out. Cookies and lemonade will be served.  The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is funded by a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association and the Friends of the JKPL.  


Coffee and Creating @ Your Library coffee and creating

Come relax and relieve stress by coloring or creating simple crafts in the library’s Active Learning Smart on Friday, November 16 from 9:30-11:30 am. The library provides miscellaneous craft and coloring supplies along with coffee and the makings for other hot beverages. Join us this month as we create something special for the holidays.  Participants are welcome to come and go as time allows. This program is open to adults 18 and older.


Scrapbooking: How to Make Holiday Cardsscrapbook holiday card

Come to the library and create three unique Christmas cards on Sunday, November 18 from 2:00-4:00 pm. All the materials needed for you to get creative will be provided. This program is limited to ten participants so call the library to sign up soon! Presented by scrapbooker Joyce Meldrem.  


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

Join us Tuesday, November 20 from 5:00-7:00 pm for this monthly program. This month’s theme is "Family at Thanksgiving". This program is for all ages but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult or older partner. This LEGO® program is sponsored by DuTrac Community Credit Union.


Thanksgiving Hours:Closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21: Library closes at 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 22: Library is closed

Small Business Saturday: Refueling Stationsmall business saturday

Need a break from shopping on Saturday, November 24?  Stop in the library and relax with cider, punch, cookies or popcorn from 9:30am – 4:30 pm.


Small Business Saturday: Game Onsmall business saturday

Looking for something for your children to do while you shop during Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 24? Bring them to the library to enjoy board, card, or console games!  Members of TACKL (The Library’s Teen Advisory Group) will be at the library from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to play games or just hang out with your kids.  No registration is required but children must have completed Kindergarten or be accompanied by an older teen who will be responsible for them.  Refreshments will be provided.  


Trash or Treasure? treasure chest

Join us Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 pm where Heidi Huisman from Savvy Salvage will evaluate items and show you how to research items you own to determine if you have trash or treasure. Up to twenty participants may bring in one item each to be evaluated. Registration is NOT required but if you want to be sure your item is evaluated please contact the library to save your place.  Heidi will also bring in some fun junk of her own to demonstrate how something usual can become an unusual decor piece in your home.


Layette Quilt Display and Raffle

Several quilts made by the Dyersville Layette Ladies are on display at the library from November 12 thru December 16 and you can purchase raffle tickets to win the quilt of your choice! Cost for raffle tickets are 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00 or 10 for $10.00.  One winner will be able to select their favorite quilt out of those on display to keep. The winner of the raffle will be drawn on Monday, December 17.  Need not be present to win. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split evenly between the Layette Ladies group and the JKPL.

« November 2018 »
Upcoming Events
Crazy 8s Math Club: K-2nd Grade Nov 15, 2018 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Hoffman Room
The BookEaters Book Club Nov 15, 2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Coffee and Creating @ Your Library Nov 16, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM — Active Learning Smart Space
NaNoWriMo Come Write In Nov 16, 2018 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Hoffman Room
Learn to Draw Comics and Graphic Novels Nov 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Hoffman Room
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