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Let’s Talk Book Discussionbook club

Are you interested in socializing with other readers? Do you want to talk about the books you are reading but not have to read a specific book? This book club on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm is for you!  Come to share, talk, and just have fun!  This program is for adults but teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent. Refreshments provided. Registration encouraged but not required.

Final Friday Tech featuring Google ChromeComputer

This month’s topic is internet searching using the web browser Google Chrome. 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 Friday, April 26 from 3:00-5:00 pm (and on the last Friday of each month).

Everybody Bakes Bread: El dia de los niños/ El dia de los librosbread

El dia de los niños / El dia de los libros, or Dia, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This year the library will be hosting a story time about bread on Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am. We will read the book Everybody Bakes Bread by Norah Dooley. Then we will sample breads from around the world, while listening to music from each country where the bread is eaten. Kids will get to make their own tortilla to eat! All ages welcome, appropriate for families.

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

This month’s program meets on Saturday, April 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm and the theme is "Forest Animals". This LEGO® program is part of a monthly series at the library sponsored by DuTrac Community Credit Union. This program is for all ages but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult or older partner. 

Spring TeaTea set

Bring your mother, sister, aunt, daughter, husband, or friend to the annual Spring Tea on Sunday, April 28 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Enjoy delicious tea, scrumptious tea sandwiches and delicate homemade cookies served on real china. Lemonade will be provided for the non-tea drinkers. All ages welcome but children under the age of 10 require an adult companion. New this year, we encourage you to wear a hat! Sponsored by the Senior Advisory Committee.

Kickin’ the Kaiser: Anti-German Hysteria in Iowa during WWI Kaiser

Join Michael Luick-Thrams, an Iowa-born German-American historian, on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 pm, as he discusses what happened to German-Americans during the social and political turbulence of WWI when anti-Hun hysteria effectively killed German-American culture in the US to this day. Michael will also mention the effects specifically in Dyersville.


Elder Law and Asset Protection law

Join attorney Thad J. Murphy from Pearson Bollman Law for this 2 hour presentation on Wills, Trusts, Medicaid, and Veterans Aid. Presentation will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 pm. Questions welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Beer & wineWine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Join us at Brew & Brew in downtown Dyersville on Friday, April 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm for wine and beer tasting from area wineries and breweries. Vendors include O So Good Winery, Franklin Street Brewing, Textile Brewing Company, Dubuque Heritage Winery, and Dimensional Brewing. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door.  Tickets are available at the library or Brew & Brew after April 2.  Tickets include appetizers, a commemorative glass, and the tasting event. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle are also part of this fun event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the library’s collections and services.



I love my library sign by steve wernerYard Sign Fundraiser!

To celebrate National Library Week, April 7-13, and raise money to support the library’s services and collections, the James Kennedy Public Library is selling yard signs that say “I Love My Library” during the month of April.  Signs are 18” x 24”, vinyl, reusable, come with a ground stake and are $10.00 each. Already have one of these signs? Now’s the time to put it up.  Put a sign in your yard and let everyone know you love the library!

« April 2019 »
Upcoming Events
Story Time Apr 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM — Hoffman Room
Wee Read Apr 24, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM — Hoffman Room
Sit 'n' Stitch Apr 24, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Hoffman Community Room
Story Time Apr 24, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Everybody with Diabetes Counts Apr 25, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Hoffman Room
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