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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.

 

Adulting Class: Finances with Don Kramer  Money sign

Being an adult means that you have to know certain skills that are often taught the hard way. The library is holding a series of adulting classes to help you learn those skills from local experts! In this second session on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm, Don Kramer, local financial expert, will present tips and tricks for budgeting, talk about the importance of saving money, and give some basic advice for stock trading. For ages 13 and up.


Doodle Off!doodle

Show off your skills in the fine field of doodling on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 pm. Participants will face off  in a series of rounds where they will be given a random topic to doodle and given only one minute to make their drawing. A judge will pick their favorites to move on to the next round. The winner of the event will receive a gift card. For ages 12 and up. Registration is requested. This event is sponsored by TACKL.    


Strings Clubukulele

Calling all string instrument musicians! Join this new group that will get together monthly to play music. This month's meeting will be on Monday, March 25 at 6:00 pm. Teen and adult musicians of all skill levels are welcome! However, this is a jam session, not a class, so participants should know basic chords. Facilitated by Sue Engelbrecht and Gary Bramel. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome as space allows.


Final Friday Tech featuring BrainfuseComputer

This month’s topic is how to use Brainfuse, a new electronic resource that library patrons can access. Brainfuse is a database designed to provide help for job seekers including a resume lab, job resources, and live job coaching. There is also a section for Veterans to help them navigate the VA system. Other technology questions are welcome if time permits. Final Friday Tech is held on the last Friday of each month and this session will be on Friday, March 29 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

 

Let’s Plant a GardenGarden

Join us Saturday, March 30 from 10:00am-12:00 pm and learn what to expect your first year of home gardening, create a garden plan, estimate cost and what your food savings will be. You will also have a chance to start seeds to transplant and take home. This program is for adults but teens are welcome. Children who have not yet started 8th grade may attend with a parent. Registration is requested by March 27. Walk-ins welcome if space allows. This program is made possible by a partnership with the ISU Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County.   


Powerful Tools for CaregiversCaregiver

Caregiving is rewarding but it also stressful physically, emotionally, and financially. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week class led by a certified teacher and designed to provide you, the family caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself. There is a $35 class fee to cover all materials (payable the first day of class). Registration is required as space is limited to 12. This program is offered through a partnership with the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Office, Dubuque County. This class series will be offered on Tuesdays, April 9-May 14 from 3:30-5:00 pm and also on Fridays, April 12-May 17 from 10:00-11:30 am. Please note that the class sessions are not interchangeable.

 

Everybody with Diabetes Counts diabetes

Everybody with Diabetes Counts: The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program is a free education curriculum designed to help Medicare-age people diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Relatives and caregivers are welcome too! This class will meet Thursdays, April 11-May 16 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Registration is required by April 10. This class is offered as a partnership with Telligen, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Iowa.

 


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confettiCreation Station S.T.E.A.M. Festival

Join us at this special event on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00am-4:00 pm and discover some of the exciting activities you can try out at the library! There will be several different activities available throughout the day in different spaces of the library. Come for one or come for all! Coloring sheets, crafting, working on a puzzle, and building with LEGOS® will be available all day. The full schedule of events can be downloaded here.

Movie theme gift basketBuild-A-Basket Fundraiser Silent Auction

Join us for the 7th Annual Build-A-Basket Fundraiser!  Organizations, businesses, and individuals have donated some amazing baskets again this year. The silent auction starts March 11 and ends promptly at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 7. You can view all the donated baskets here. All funds raised are used to support library programs, collections, and services.

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Upcoming Events
Story Time Mar 20, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 — Hoffman Room
Wee Read Mar 20, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM — Hoffman Room
Sit 'n' Stitch Mar 20, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Hoffman Community Room
Crazy 8s Math Club: 3rd-5th Grade Mar 20, 2019 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Story Time Mar 20, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Hoffman Room
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