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Whether you have been researching your family tree for years or just want to start, you are invited to join other genealogy researchers in the library's genealogy room to help each other with research, share tips and questions. This group meets the first Wednesday of each monthat 6:30 pm. Helpful handouts and laptop computers are available to use.
, , 563-875-8912 www.dyersville.lib.ia.us
"Stuart Little" Rated PG 2:00pm
Join other crafters at this weekly gathering to share crafting and conversation. Gatherings are every Wednesday from 1 – 3 pm. New members are welcome to join at any time! Bring your hobby or craft and come for lots of laughs, food, great company and experienced help!
Fiesta! with Country Junction at our 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Serving our Regular Dinner Menu @ 4:00 p.m. and Mexican Menu @ 5:00 p.m. Tickle your taste buds with Burritos, Tacos, Taco Salads, Chimichangas, and Carnitas And from the Silo...Margaritas, Mexican Martinis and Bottles of Corona. Wear some "Mexican" attire and receive 1/2 off your first beverage of choice. Reservations accepted, but not required 563-875-7055. Your may also follow us on Facebook. Come Celebrate!
913 15th Ave SE, Dyersville , Dubuque563-875-7055 800-598-9466www.countryjunctionrestuarant.com
Joyce Hillebrand, from American Trust Bank, will be at the library on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00pm to talk about identity theft and ways you can prevent it from happening to you. The same program will be presented again on Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00pm.
Are you retired or planning to retire? Understand Retirement options before and after you retire.
Wednesday, May 2, 2013 5:30-6:30pm Seminar being held at Comfort Inn- Dyer Room 527 16th Ave. SE Dyersville
Call or email Sharlene at 563-557-5044 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat at this FREE Retirement Seminar.
527 16th Ave. SE, Dyersville, 563-557-5044 email@example.com
“Kobolds Ate My Baby” is a role playing game and if you have ever wanted to try a role playing game, this is a good one to try. It has simple rules but lots of fun shenanigans. Joins us on Friday, May 3 at 6:00pm for this gaming event. All ages and skill levels welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Please note that this is program is after hours and the library will be closed.
Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck & Tractor Show, held at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, May 3 & 4, 2013. Call Eldon Jaeger at 563-580-8200 for more information.
, Earlville, 563-580-8200 www.midwestprideinyourride.org
Clean-up day for those with Friday garbage pick up. Have your things at the curb by 7 a.m. Saturday. Call City Hall for more information.
, , 563-875-7724 www.cityofdyersville.com
"Scooby-Doo" Rated PG. 2:00pm.
By request this class is being offered again. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. This series of three classes will be taught by Dianne Kramer on Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 at 10:00 am. Kramer will introduce this amazing art technique, show examples and help the participants with a few basic drawings. Check out Zentangle at www.zentangle.com. Class size is limited so registration is required. You must attend the first class in order to attend the remaining classes.
“The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's chilling indictment of 19th-century medicine, was published in 1892. By faithfully grounding Gilman's actual text in its social and historical context, actress Michèle LaRue will present a breathtaking concert reading dramatizing the horror of Gilman's most famous work based on the direction of Warren Kliewer. This one-time presentation will be on Sunday, May 5 at 2:00pm in the auditorium at Beckman High School. LaRue will have a Q&A session following the presentation. Admission is free. Sponsored by the James Kennedy Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
This group gathers on the first Monday of each month to discuss different books selected by the group. This month the group will be discussing “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach. Bring your lunch, if you wish. Dessert and beverages are provided by the participants or the Friends of the Library. New members are welcome to join at any time! Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.
Join us for this semi-monthly gaming event for D and D players! This group meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 6:00 pm. The Library will have materials available but feel free to bring your own. All ages and skill levels welcome. New players are welcome at any time.
Joyce Hillebrand, from American Trust & Savings Bank, will be at the library on Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00pm to talk about identity theft and ways you can prevent it from happening to you.
"Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure" Rated PG. 7:00pm
Join us for this two-part computer class that is all about the basics. Learn how to turn on a computer, how to use a mouse, and the basics of the computer keyboard. Class size is limited and registration is required. Part I will be on Wednesday, May 8 and Part II will be on May 15. Both classes will be at 6:30pm.
Join us Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm as Elkader, Iowa native Carroll Engelhardt talks about his memoir “The Farm at Holstein Dip”. Engelhardt will talk about how he put the book together, show pictures, and read relevant passages. There will be an opportunity for questions and copies of the book will be available to purchase at a discount. All ages welcome.
For this book discussion, participants are reading and discussing six Iowa memoirs in order to come away with a richer appreciation of Iowa's past and a deeper understanding of who we are as Iowans. Sessions are led by scholar Allison McNeese and are at 7:00 pm on alternating Thursdays from March 14- June 6. Join us tonight as we discuss the book, “The Farm at Holstein Dip” by Carroll Engellhart. Copies of the book are available to check out from the library.
The paranormal book club is a meeting of people who enjoy the creepier side of life. Discussions will cover books, movies, comic books, etc. - anything dealing with the supernatural and horror. Some of the material will have adult themes and may not be appropriate for the young or squeamish. For this meeting the group will read and discuss the book “Fool Moon” by Jim Butcher. Copies of the book are available to check out from the library.
Celebrate with Mom at the Beckman Catholic Booster Club's Mother's Day breakfast! Serving from 8 am to noon. Scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, hashbrowns, cheese sauce, fruit, toast, blueberry muffins, rolls, coffee, milk and juice. Adults $8, ages 5-10 $4, preschool and under Free. Also enjoy an art show and industrial art show. Call 875-8171 for large group reservations.
1325 9th St. SE, Dyersville,
"Lincoln" Rated PG-13 7:00pm
Children’s Book Week (May 13-19) is a time to celebrate books and reading. In honor of Children’s Book Week, all area children PreK thru 6th grades were invited to vote for their favorite book at the James Kennedy Public Library. The library will be displaying the top 50 books the children voted for during the last two weeks of May. Please stop by and check out the display and see what the area kids are reading. Ballots can be picked up at the library or downloaded off the library website (www.dyersville.lib.ia.us) starting April 29. Please return your completed ballot by May 18.
Join us the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm for this book discussion series featuring Inspirational Fiction. This series will include a variety of books that weave religious faith into the characters and storylines. New members welcome at any time. For this meeting we will read and discuss the book “Thr3e” by Ted Dekker. Copies of each book are available to check out at the library.
"Indiscreet" Not Rated 2:00pm
Team Mercy is hosting a Burger Bar in the Mercy Hospital Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 15 from 11:15am-1pm. Enjoy Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, chips, fruit, pop and ice cream for $7.
1111 3rd St. SW, Dyersville, 875-7101
The Dyersville Area Farmers' Market opens Thursday, May 16. Stop by Commercial Club Park from 2:30-6pm for fresh garden produce, homemade baked goods, crafts and plants. The Farmers' Market runs from 2:30-6pm every Thursday through October 10.
Interested in being a vendor? Call the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce at 563-875-2311.
Commercial Club Park, Dyersville, 563-875-2311 www.dyersville.org
Join Matt Muilenburg, the current editor of the Dyersville Commercial, for this book club that focuses on under-appreciated novels by award-winning authors that don't receive the due they deserve. This group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. The book for this month is “The Odds” by Stewart O’Nan. Copies of the book are available to check out from the library.
Join other zentangle enthusiasts at this monthly gathering to share patterns and work on your latest zentangle. Gatherings are the third Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00pm. New members are welcome to join at any time! Bring your latest zentangle!
"Mousehunt" Rated PG 2:00pm
The James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville is pleased to display the art works of St. Francis Xavier Grade School students at the library from May 17th through June 4th. Stop in anytime to enjoy the artworks created by the kindergarten through sixth grade students. Everyone welcome.
"Home on the Range" Rated PG 2:00pm
Please join us for a pet-friendly 5K Run/Walk event benefiting the Dubuque Regional Humane Society on Saturday, May 18! Save time and register online at: http://bit.ly/1562k8o
, Dubuque, 5635826766 firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Guilt Trip" Rated PG-13 2:00pm
Join this monthly group of ukulele enthusiasts for instruction and practice. This group meets the third Monday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Uncle Ike’s Music Store in Dubuque has provided a few loaner ukuleles for people to try out and Sue Engelbrecht is teaching some basics. If you have a ukulele, bring it with you! Plan to learn during the first hour and play the second! All ages and abilities invited but children under the age of 14 require an adult companion. Registration requested.
Come enjoy the art works of St. Francis Xavier Grade School students at this reception on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00-7:30pm at the James Kennedy Public Library for both the students, their families, and all art lovers.
"Iron Man" Rated PG-13 7:00pm
American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the GFWC/Iowa Dyersville Federated Woman's Club, held at Xavier Auditorium from 2:30 - 6:30 pm. Dairy Queen will donate Dilly Bars and Culvers will donate certificates for a free pint of frozen custard for donors. Door prizes include pie from Country Junction and pizza from Pizza Hut. For an appointment, call Shirley at 563-875-6015 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome.
3rd Ave. SW, Dyersville, 563-875-6015 www.redcrossblood.org
For this book discussion, participants are reading and discussing six Iowa memoirs in order to come away with a richer appreciation of Iowa's past and a deeper understanding of who we are as Iowans. Sessions are led by scholar Allison McNeese and are at 7:00 pm on alternating Thursdays from March 14- May 23. Join us tonight as we discuss the book, “Out of This World” by Mary Swander.
The paranormal book club is a meeting of people who enjoy the creepier side of life. Discussions will cover books, movies, comic books, etc. - anything dealing with the supernatural and horror. Some of the material will have adult themes and may not be appropriate for the young or squeamish. For this meeting at 6:00pm the group will watch the movie “Drag Me To Hell” (Rated PG-13).
Love to play board games, trading card games, hand-held video games or role playing games? Want to meet and make friends with some of your fellow game lovers? Join us on the 4th Friday of every month at 6:00pm for a Game Night. Bring your favorite game and meet, teach, and play with others! All ages welcome.
Join Jan Riggenbach for a very informative program on gardening. Jan has been a gardening guest columnist for The Telegraph Herald for 30 years. Her books will be available for sale and signing. This is the first official event of the Adult Summer Reading Program. Registration for the reading portion of the Adult Summer Reading Program will be available for those attending this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.