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National Public Works Week @ Your Libraryvideo camera

Are you interested in what the Dyersville Public Works/Streets Department does but were unable to attend the Street Equipment Exhibition or the Dyersville’s Urban Forest program? Join us in the Hoffman Room  on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm for videos of the street equipment, a showing of the presentation on the Urban Forest program, and other videos about Public Works.  Guests are welcome to come for all or part of the videos.  Refreshments provided. 

Let’s Talkbook club

Join us Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm for this unique book club where you don’t have to read a specific book and you don’t have to read what everyone else is reading! Instead the group gets together and shares about the individual books they are  reading. Come socialize with other readers and get ideas for what to read next! This program is for adults but teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent. Refreshments provided. Registration encouraged but not required.

Letters from Elk City: The Historical Sources  Michael Tidemann

Join author Michael Tidemann on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 am for this program which includes slides of pre-Civil War and Civil War battlefields in the South.  He also discusses the role of African-American soldiers and civilians during the war.  Refreshments will be provided.

Public Works @ Your Library: SimCity™ ChallengeSimCity game

Do you think you know how to run your own city? Then join our Simcity public works challenge on Saturday, May 25 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Participants will try SimCity™, a game where you are in charge of all aspects of running a city, including building and maintaining it. At the end of the program, judges will look at everyone’s cities and pick their favorite. First, second, and third place winners will get $30, $20, and $10 in Dyersville Dollars, respectively! For ages 10 and up. Registration is required due to limited space.

Sunday, May 26-Monday, May 27: Library closed for Memorial Day Dayclosed banner

Adulting Class: House Hunting with Carol RudenHouse

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 fourth session on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 pm, local real estate agent Carol Ruden will discuss what to look for and the questions you should ask when looking to rent an apartment or purchase a house. For ages 13 and up.


Strings Clubukulele

Join this monthly jam session for string musicians on Monday, May 30 at 6:00 pm. Teen and adult musicians of all skill levels are welcome to join this group facilitated by Sue Engelbrecht and Gary Bramel. NOTE: This is not a class but a jam session so participants should know basic chords. This group meets the fourth Monday of each month. Registration requested. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. The date of this program has been changed to due to Memorial Day.

Final Friday Tech featuring FacebookComputer

This month’s training is on Friday, May 31 from 3:00-5:00 pm. This month's topic is how to use Facebook. Topics include how to add friends, create posts, and other features available on the social media platform. Other technology questions are welcome if time permits. The library has a few laptops available to use but guests are encouraged to bring their own, if they have one. Final Friday Tech is held on the last Friday of each month.

A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Library  Program Kick-off eventAdult logo_Square

Adults are invited to this special summer library program kickoff event on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00-11:30 am.  Drop in anytime between 10 and 11:30 am for fun story and space related activities, refreshments, and be one of the first to sign up for the 2019 Summer Library Program. Everyone who signs up for the Adult Summer Library Program today will have the opportunity to win a themed t-shirt or other prizes.  All adults welcome (even if you don’t wish to participate in the Summer Library Program.)

Miniature Golf @ Your Library

Come to the library on Sunday, June 2 from 5:00-8:00 pm for this special after-hours event for all ages when we’ll turn the library into a mini-golf course!  Come in to tee off between the stacks and navigate our book obstacles.  The course will be designed by local volunteers and golfers will vote for their favorite hole. All ages welcome but those under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for fun, refreshments, and door prizes!  

golf ball on teeTo add to the fun, everyone is invited to come and help turn the library into the mini golf course! Challenge your creativity to turn plastic cups, blocks, boxes, books, stuffed animals, and more into obstacles for this fun event. Participants will design their hole from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and set it up in the library by 5:00 pm. Golfers will vote on their favorite hole with the winning designer receiving $50.00 in Dyersville Dollars. Registration is requested but not required. All ages welcome but those under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided.  


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Iowa Libraries provide free passes to area attractions! Here at the JKPL we provide a pass to the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque. A pass is valid for general admission for two adults and two children.  This pass is free to our patrons (restrictions do apply)!  One pass may be reserved once every 365 days. Visit the Adventure Pass page for more information and to download your passes!

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Upcoming Events
National Public Works Week @ Your Library May 23, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Hoffman Room
Let's Talk May 23, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Euchre Card Party May 24, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Game Night @ Your Library May 24, 2019 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Hoffman Community Room
Letters from Elk City: The Historical Sources May 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Hoffman Room
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