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!

January 15th through April 4th (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library ~ Strength Training for Older Adults: Older adults of any age and fitness level are invited to join this 12 week exercise program made possible by a partnership between the Gen-Fit Company and the JKPL. Most of the exercises will be performed seated in a chair, with no dancing or aerobics involved. Some equipment is needed. Space is limited so registration is required. Please contact the JKPL for more information or to register.

There are less than 68 "general reserved seating" tickets for the 2019 Women's Night event available. Only 4full tables (out of 48) are left. There are a few tables with 2-5 open seats available. All remaining seats are $20 each. The event is Wednesday, April 3, with a snow date of Thursday, April 4. Be an event sponsor and reach over 400 area women for $100. Does your child need to complete volunteer hours or Silver Cord hours? They NEED HELP (setting up tables and chairs, decorations, etc.) for this huge event on Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

March 19th - 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library ~ Adulting Classes to help you learn some life skills from local experts! Local financial expert, Don Kramer, will present tips and tricks for budgeting, will talk about the importance of saving money, and give some basic advice for stock trading. For ages 13 and up.

March 22nd & 23rd at 7:30p.m. and March 24th at 3:00 p.m. Beckman Catholic High School presents "Once Upon a Mattress". Access the Beckman Catholic website for directions or by calling 1-866-967-8167. A free senior citizens show will be held on Wednesday, March 20th at 3:00 p.m. with free-will donations accepted. Tickets for the show will only be sold online at http://www.showtix4u.com/events/16132

March 27th - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. attend "Diabetes: Carb Counting for Blood Sugar Control" at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center, 1st floor living room. If you have diabetes, counting your carbohydrates can help keep your blood sugar level within your target range. MercyOne dietitian Jane Clemen, RD, LD, will discuss carb counting -- how to do it and what foods to enjoy. Educational books will be available for purchase following the class. The class is FREE.

March 29th - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Final Friday Tech featuring Basic Computer Skills ~ Final Friday Tech is held on the last Friday of each month. Each month has a featured topic related to computers and technology but guests are welcome to stop in with any technology question and see if library staff can help you find the answer. The library has a few laptops available to use but guests are encouraged to bring their own, if they have one. This month's topic will be a focus on basic computer skill, how to use a mouse, get around your desktop, start programs and more!

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.

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.

Boasts & Toasts ~ Traveling Book Group Come boast about a great book that you really enjoyed reading! Book Boasts will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2nd - Pizza Ranch

Cook the Book - 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays ~ The group will read and discuss a selected book. You are invited to cook a food mentioned in the book and bring it to share at book discussion. Stop in the library to pick up a copy.
Food Tasting & Beverages - 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion - 6:30 p.m.

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