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!

Sign up to participate in the Total Fitness Jump Start 2019: Biggest Loser Edition starting the week of January 2nd. Top prize is a 1-year single membership; 2nd place is a 6-month single membership; and a 3-month single membership will be given to the participant who attends the most Total Fitness classes between January 2nd and March 4th. Register through the Total Fitness website http://totalfitnessdyersville.com/programs

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.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale ~ Join the Friends of the Library used book sale, which will be held in the basement of the James Kennedy Public Library. Bags of books are $2 on Monday, the last day of the sale. Hours are:
Friday, January 25th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26th: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 27th: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, January 28th: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

January 25th - 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!

January 26th - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bear Creek Carving Club Open House & Demo ~ Held at the James Kennedy Public Library members of the Bear Creek Carving Club will be at the library to demonstrate wood carving techniques and display their carvings. Questions are welcome. Everyone is invited to stop in during this open house and view the carvers and their works.

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.

February 13th - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library ~ Soup Cook Off ~ The library is inviting service groups, clubs, businesses, and individuals to put their best soups to the test with a Soup Cook Off. - Soup Categories - Broth Base Soup, Cream Base Soup & International Recipe. Register your entry by Friday, January 25th! The public is invited to try each of the soups and vote on their favorite soup in each category. Prizes for overall winner and category winners. Cost $4.00/person or $20.00/family

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