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. May ~ Early November (Admission $5; 10 and under are free)

November 9th, 10th & 11th is the Beckman Play "Exit The Body" at 7:30 p.m. at the Beckman Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. A free showing for senior citizens is Wednesday, November 7th at 9:00 a.m.

November 11th - 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier School Auditorium - St. Francis Xavier Parish Fall Breakfast will be held serving: smoked sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sweet rolls, toast, orange juice, milk and coffee. All veterans receive $1 off of their tickets. A Bake Sale will be available too!

November 18th - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. Scrapbooking: How to Make Holiday Cards - Thinking of someone special this Christmas? Come to the library and create three unique Christmas cards that on one else will be sending out! Materials will be provided. This program is limited to ten participants so call the library to register. Presented by scrapbooker Joyce Meldrem.

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.

November 7th - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library - Celebrating International Games Week Join the library for an afternoon full of gaming fun! Breakout Challenges - You must register to join them for these fun challenges where you will follow clues, decipher puzzles and beat the clock. 60 Second Challenges - Join in to take part in some of these fun, silly and crazy challenges. Can you beat the clock and completed the challenge. Card games, board games and STEAM kits will be available all day for you to enjoy with friend and family. Light refreshments will be served. Free & Open to the Public.

Holiday Card Making Workshop - Come craft your holiday cards at the library. During the workshop you will be able to make several different cards. Adults and children ages 8 & up are welcome to join, but they ask those ages 8-10 have an adult or older helper along to assist. An evening workshop and morning workshop time are being offered. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 10 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 15 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

November 13th - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library - Introduction to Cursive Handwriting Benefits to Learning Cursive
Read old letters and photographs from your ancestors
Interpret important historical documents written in cursive
Sign important documents that require scripted signatures
Lessened vulnerability to forgery
Registration Required - Class limited to 7. Additional classes will be added as needed. Call 319-465-3354 to register. Designed for 3rd graders to Adults. Workbooks will be provided and include work sheets to help you learn to write your name in cursive.

November 15th - 1:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room - Monticello Reads Book Club - Book Discussion Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920's, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan is a must read for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Copies available at the desk. Free & Open to the public.

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