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

July 17th - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. Paint to Music - Have you ever noticed how music can change your mood? How does different music affect artistic inspiration? Put on a painter's smock and find out at the JKPL. They will use many different kinds of music during the program to see if it changes your artistic expression. For ages 5 and up. Space is limited to 30 participants. First come, first served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

July 19th - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dyersville Commercial Club Park. Messy Art in the Park - Stop by the JKPL Pop-up library at the Dyersville Commercial Club Park anytime between 2:00 p.m.  and 4:30 p.m. to get a library card, check out materials, and find out more about what the library has to offer. Join them at 2:30 p.m. for a special Messy Art in the Park activity that is to be decided. All ages welcome.

July 20th - 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. World War 2 & The Home Front - Michael Eckers is an author, historian, and speaker who has studied our nation's military history since childhood. The Home Front, focuses on the personal and nationwide fight those on the home front led against a common enemy through resource rationing, recycling, scientific and industrial innovation. From elementary students to senior citizens, all Americans had a part of play. Join him as he shares about his time in U.S. history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

July 21st - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. Rocks and Minerals with Bill - Learn about finding, collecting, and identifying rocks and minerals with Bill Desmarais at the JKPL. Bill will have samples to pass around, and they will go dark to look at the fascinating fluorescent rocks. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

July 21st - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. Rock 'n Roll Over Dead Murder Mystery Night - Teens are invited to join the library for this murder mystery night! The music librarian is found dead shortly before a planning meeting for the Battle of the Bands in the library parking lot. Did she have a heart attack? Or was it MURDER? Do you have what it takes to solve this mystery before the killer gets away with it? For those that have completed 6th-12th grades. Registration is required.

At the James Kennedy Public Library. Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - Friends of the library used book sale will be held in the basement of the JKPL Thursday, July 19th through Monday, July 23rd. Bags of books are $2.00 on the last day of the sale. Hours are:
Thursday, July 19th - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21st - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, July 23rd - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

July 27th - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. Have basic computer questions? Come to the JKPL! The library is hosting drop-in hours so you can bring your basic computer questions and they'll do their best to answer them. Laptop computers will be available for use but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop if they own one.

July 29th - Kick off this summer's "Greatest Show on Dirt" events starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Field of Dreams (28995 Lansing Rd in Dyersville). Laughter, music, dancing, a bit of baseball, pranks, wholesome family fun and more as the Field of Dreams Movie Site Ghost Players begin their series of five appearances. 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.

Monticello Farmers Market - Held at the Willow Shelter (next to Pizza Ranch)
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, August 16th - 6:30 p.m. Heroes, Villians & Monsters
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.

Great Jones County Fair - July 18th - 22nd, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th - Sneak-A-Peek - FREE GATE 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18th -
11 a.m. East Central Pullers Association Tractor Pull
7 p.m. NATIONAL SUMMER SLIDE; (finals) NTPA Regional National Event

Thursday, July 19th -
8 p.m. JASON ALDEAN and special guest LUKE COMBS
11 p.m. Following show - Fireworks Extravaganza

Friday, July 20th -
8 p.m. LUKE BRYAN and special guest MORGAN WALLEN
11 p.m. Following show - Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, July 21st -
8 p.m. KID ROCK and special guest TED NUGENT
11 p.m. Following show - Fireworks Extravaganza

Sunday, July 22nd -

7 p.m. CASTING CROWNS and special guest LAUREN DAIGLE
10 p.m. Following show - Fireworks Extravaganza

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