Dyersville Happenings

Bingo - Held every Thursday at St. Francis Xavier parish hall in Dyersville from 7pm to 10pm.

Tuesday/Thursday - Every Tuesday and Thursday come play progressive euchre at the Dyersville Senior Center from 9-11am. Cost is only a quarter, and prizes are given away. Also, every Wednesday from 9:30-11am come play bingo at the Dyersville Senior Center. Cost is .50 for a set of four, prizes are given away.

JKPL Memoir Project at James Kennedy Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours? Join us for this monthly writers' group that focuses on writing about personal stories and family history. No previous writing experience is necessary, please come and learn with us! This group will meet the third Monday of each  month.

Fourth Monday of each Month - The James Kennedy Public Library is hosting a NEW monthly open mic night at Brew & Brew on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Performers (age 13 & up) are encouraged to sign up for ten minute time slots and show off their talents. Poetry, music, readings and comedy are just a few examples!

Dyer-Bostford Historical House & Doll Museum is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Farmers Market - every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dyersville Commercial Club Park (Last market of the season will be October 4th)

Dyersville Karate Club Master Bob Salow will host a self defense class at Total Fitness Rec Center. This class is open to ages 12 and older. There are openings for the Tuesday, September 25th class at 6:00 p.m. - register by Friday, September 21st.

September 17th - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is the James Kennedy Public Library's introduction to playing the ukelele taught by Sue Engelbrecht. Uncle Ike's Music in Dubuque will be providing loaner ukeleles and Sue will teach some basics. All ages and abilities invited but children under the age of 14 require an adult companion. Registration required.

September 23rd - All Day Banned Book Week at the James Kennedy Public Library - Banned Book Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. The 2018 theme is Banning Books Silence Stories. To celebrate, the library will have a Name That Banned Book Guessing Jar and will also host Blind Date with a Banned Book. All who participate in the Guessing Jar and Blind Date with a Banned Book will receive a themed bookmark and have their name entered into a drawing for a themed prize. Please check the library website for more information.

Monticello Happenings

US Cell Tech Class (4-6pm) Join them on the 3rd Thursday of each month for all your technology questions. Bring in your mobile device and learn all you can use it for. Held at the Monticello Public Library (205 E Grand St.)

Grief Support Group (Above & Beyond) Grief is: Normal - A Natural Reaction To Loss - Experienced Uniquely - A Means To Reconciling Loss. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Above & Beyond Offices 417 E 1st St Monticello. Free to the public. Must be 18 or older. Questions? Contact Carol DeJong, Bereavement Coordinator cdejong@abovebeyondhc.com  
or 319-465-4637.

Available beginning May 1st - Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library. Check out an Adventure Pass.

Quad Cities - Putnam Museum & Science Center, Niabi Zoo, QC Botanical Center -- 2 adults and up to 4 children who reside in the same household (18 and under)
Figge (Quad Cities) - 2 adults and all dependents
Grout Museum District (Waterloo) - 2 adults & 2 children
Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines) - 2 adults & 2 children
A non-expired Monticello Public Library card. Age 18 and older to reserve. Account in good standing (fines below $5.00). Each pass can be reserved once every 365 days. Passes may be reserved for either Tuesday thru Thursday or Friday thru Monday. Card holder must be present when pass is presented for use.

Monticello Farmers Market - Held at the Willow Shelter (next to Pizza Ranch) Last market of the season will be October 13th
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Great American Read - Help Choose America's Favorite Book - 100 Books - 1 Winner - Pick up the Top 100 List and Vote!
Premiere Party - Was held Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Patrons watched the Premiere Episode of PBS's The Great American Read on the Big Screen at the library.
Book Discussions Date & Themes:
Thursday, September 6th - 6:30 p.m. The Butterfly Effect: Why Do We Feel Empathy with the Victims of War, Hunger, Terror and Natural Disasters?
Thursday, October 4th: 6:30 p.m. Nancy Drew: Iowa's Heroine to the World
Thursday, October 18th - 6:30 p.m. Other Worlds & Who I am

Tuesday, October 23rd - 6:00 p.m. Finale Party
**Refreshments*Door Prizes* Held at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library

Beyond The Walls - Homebound Delivery Service. In consideration of the Monticello Public Library's mission statement, the library offers materials delivery service to patrons who: live within a 5 mile radius of Monticello Public Library, possess a valid MPL library card, and are unable to come to the library on a temporary or permanent basis.
Temporary illness/disability
Permanently disabled
Critically ill
Parents of multiples
Parents or caregivers of someone who is disabled or critically ill
Children who temporarily qualify for homebound education services
Other unique circumstances

Bi-weekly basis
To the door of the address on file

Items available:
Books on CD

Selection of materials:
Make requests online through the Library Catalog
Calling the library and speaking to staff
Request the library staff to select books or DVD's based on the Beyond the Walls registration form and check out history

Set up Designated Person(s):
Designate one or more individual(s) to use your library care on your behalf to pick up, deliver, and return library materials to the library. Designated persons will have full access to your library record.

September 20th - 1:30 p.m. Monticello Reads Book Club at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library - Book Discussion held in the Library Meeting Room. Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank Meeink's raw telling of his descent into America's Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over drugs and hatred. Frank's violent childhood in South Philadelphia primed him to hate, while addiction made him easy prey for a small group of skinhead gang recruiters. By 16 he had become one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast and by 18 he was doing hard time. Teamed up with African-American players in a prison football league, Frank learned to question his hatred, and after being paroled he defected from the white supremacy movement and began speaking on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. A story of fighting the demons of hatred and addiction, Frank's downfall and ultimate redemption has the power to open hearts and change lives. Free & Open to the public. Copies available at the desk.

September 21st - 6:00 p.m. at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library - Teen Food Palooza for grades 6th through 12th. Join the library and cook foods in unusual ways! The evening will feature a Will it Waffle Competition.

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