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!

August 30th- 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!

Season: May 23rd through October 3rd ~ Dyersville Farmers Market -
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Dyersville Commercial Club Park

Dyersville Downtown Market 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ~ The Dyersville Downtown Market is a local event that was created for all ages to enjoy. The Dyersville Young Professionals invite you to spend a Saturday morning shopping with family and friends. Come check out all our awesome downtown businesses as well as all our local vendors. Located in the open grass between Xavier school and the river.
August 31st
September 28th

 August 5th  1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MercyOne-Dyersville/MVRBC Blood Drive @ MercyOne-Dyersville
MercyOne-Dyersville is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center 1:00-5:00pm in the West Cafeteria.

August 9th - 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Downtown Friday Nights ~ Band: Full Moon Theme: STEMfest Downtown Dyersville, live music, food and games.

 August 12th - 6:30 p.m. Strings Attached @ James Kennedy Public Library
Strings Attached, a local musical group composed of Gary Bramel, Joe Schmitt, and Dan & Sue Engelbrecht is returning to the library! Come listen as they perform some of their favorites and feature songs about the summertime! All ages welcome. Refreshments provided.

August 18th - 1:00pm Ghost Sunday  (the last one for this season!) @ Field of Dreams Movie Site
This free 90 minute "greatest show on dirt" includes laughter, music, dancing, a bit of baseball, pranks, wholesome family fun and more return one last time this summer when the Ghost Players finish their series of appearances this summer. Ballpark fare, beverages, souvenirs and free parking are available on site. Admission is free and contributions to keep the field beautiful for generations to come are welcome.

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.

Season: May 11th through October 16th ~ Monticello Farmers Market -
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Willow Shelter, East Oak Street, Next to Pizza Ranch
Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Support Your Local Growers!

Boasts & Toasts ~ Traveling Book Group - Come boast about a great book that you really enjoyed reading! Boasts start at 6:30 p.m.
September 5th - The Jitney
November 7th - Diamond Pi

Scotch Grove Antique Fair & Flea Market with Arts & Crafts ~ Free Admission Outdoor and Indoor Vendors
August 9th - Noon to 6:00 p.m.
August 10th - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
August 11th - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August 16th - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Uptown Summer Nites ~ Free Event at the Pocket Park in downtown Monticello. Come listen to the band Crosscut. Food & beverages available for purchase and fun activities for the kids!

August 31st - 10:00 a.m. to Noon Memory Garden ~ You're invited to create your very own Memory Garden at Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center. All supplies provided but welcome to bring any additional items. Bring your creativity! Honor a memory, create a memory or embrace a memory. Groups welcomed and encouraged! This is a Free Event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register Now! Limited to 30 gardens - Call the library at 465-3354 to schedule your memory garden start time.

Holy Cross Happenings

August 10th Holy Cross Days ~ 5k race starts at 8:00 a.m., parade at 12:00 p.m. with live auction to follow. This years proceeds from the auction go to the LaSalle Church for purchase of new furnaces. Live music from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

August 30th - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Music In the Park ~ Music by Beau Timmerman. Bring lawn chairs, and your own refreshments. Neumanns Bar and Grill will have a stand set up for those that would like to purchase food.

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