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S.T.E.A.M. Fun Fridays celebrates Engineers Week sorting machine

Children and families are invited to this special S.T.E.A.M. Fun Friday event on Friday, February 21 from 3:30-6:00 pm where we are focusing on E for Engineering to celebrate Engineers Week. Professional Civil Engineer and City of Dyersville Public Works Director John Wandsnider will be an active participant.  Three stations will be set up in the Hoffman Community Room where participants will build prototypes to capture light, design a plane that glides down a zipline, and build a sorting machine.  All ages welcome but those under 7 should have an adult or teen companion.

Making Your Library into a Miniature Golf Course golf ball on tee

Everyone is invited to come and help turn the library into a miniature golf course on Sunday, February 23 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Participants may work individually or in teams to create one golf hole. Participants will design their hole from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and set it up in the library by 5:00 pm, just in time for the miniature golf event. Golfers will vote on their favorite hole with the winning designer receiving $50.00 in Dyersville Dollars. Registration is requested but not required. Walk-ins welcome if space allows, but only 9 holes will be constructed. All ages welcome but those under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided. 

Miniature Golf @ Your Library golf club with ball

Join us Sunday, February 23 from 5:00-8:00 pm where for one night only, we’ll turn the library into a mini-golf course!  Come 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! 

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

Join us Tuesday, February 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm for our monthly EGO® building block program. This month’s theme is "My Valentine". 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.

Final Friday Tech featuring TwitterComputer

Join us Friday, February 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm for our monthly drop-in tech program. This month’s topic is how to use the popular social media site Twitter! Other technology questions are welcome if time permits. 

Leap Day @ Your LibraryLeap day

Tired of the cold and snow?  Join us at the library and Leap to the Heat @ Your Library on Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm where we will be dreaming about warmer climates.  Wear your summer and vacation clothes (over a sweater, if you must) and stop in the library for snacks and punch. Everyone who participates in a Leap Day activity may sign up to win some fun prizes.

  • The Hoffman Community Room will be reserved from 10:00 am-2:00 pm for members of the community to “Leap” to warmer climates by watching videos of tropical vacation locations.  Drop in as you are able.
  • Join us for Origami Frogs anytime between 10:00 am-12:00 pm and come learn how to fold paper to make your own origami frog to take home.
  • Join us anytime from 1:00-3:00 pm as Forky goes to the Beach! Use a spork, paper plates and other supplies from the Creation Station to make your own Forky beach scene.
    • The film Teen Beach Movie (100 minutes, NR) will be shown at 2:00 pm.
    • Trivia sheets, color pages, and other passive activities for all ages will be available all day.

Warm–Up @ Your Library Winter Library ChallengeWarm up with a good book

The JKPL is once again offering a winter library program. Stop in anytime after January 2 and pick up your Warm-Up bingo card and free book bag just for joining (or download the bingo card). Read different genres and formats, listen to books, try out databases and other services, or attend library programs to fill the squares.  Complete bingos to earn scratch-off cards and scratch off to discover your prize! Black out bingos will earn a special JKPL goodie bag.  All scratch-off cards will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a book lover’s basket. Adults and teens 13 years old and older with a James Kennedy Public Library card are eligible to participate.  The winter library program will run from January 2 thru February 29.     

Tax forms

Tax Forms are here!

The IRS 1040 tax forms have arrived. You can pick up your federal 1040 forms & instructions at the library for free. For other tax questions, please visit our tax page.


Movie theme gift basket

Build-A-Basket Fundraiser

It's time for our annual basket fundraiser! Pick something you love like candles, cooking, or cats and build a basket of items around that theme. Or pick a favorite book and build a basket around that book. Create your basket and donate it to the library by February 29.  The baskets will be auctioned off in a silent auction that runs March 1 to 29.  The library will provide you an empty basket if you need one! All funds raised are used to support library programs, collections, and services.


Love my libraryLove My Library Fundraiser

Do you “Love Your Library”?  Library staff have identified books and other materials, furnishings, equipment, programs, supplies, and more that the library needs.  Select one or more items and donate the funds needed for purchase.  Or purchase the items yourself and donate them to the library.  Donations will be written on a heart and hung on the library “Giving Tree.”  Some items are listed on the bulletin board in the entry to the library and the complete list can be viewed at the circulation desk or downloaded here. Not finding something you want to “love”?  Bring your ideas to a librarian! 


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Upcoming Events
Strength Training for Older Adults Feb 20, 2020 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM — Hoffman Room
The BookEaters Book Club Feb 20, 2020 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Hoffman Room
Coffee and Creating @ Your Library Feb 21, 2020 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM — Hoffman Room
Euchre Card Party Feb 21, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Hoffman Room
S.T.E.A.M. Fun Fridays celebrates Engineer's Week Feb 21, 2020 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM — Hoffman Room
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