Hour of Code + Tech Demos

Thursday, December 8th from 4pm-5:30pm

@ Drake Community Library


Explore coding!

Activities for all ages and abilities to explore what coding is.

Look for “unplugged” activities in the story room.

“Bring Your Own Laptop” coding in the Community Room


Try a self-guided coding tutorial from any of the library computers!



3D Printer



And more!

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees Logo

Friends of DCL Festival of Trees

Click here to download the signup form to decorate

a tree for the Festival!

Festivities from 5:30-7:30pm on Dec. 2nd

A fun holiday event where families, businesses and community groups decorate Christmas trees for dsiplay throughout the library. Community members are encouraged to vote for their favorites by making donations to their favorite tree.

Trees will stay up in the library throughout December

After school Code Club

after school code club word cloudCome learn coding from Grinnell College Computer Science students. This fun and relaxed group will help you explore computer coding, develop your coding skills, and just have fun with your computer. Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 during the school year (except when Grinnell College is not in session). For youth in 3rd grade through High School. There will be snacks too!

Introducing Video Tutorials for Online Resources

We are excited to now offer video tutorials for most of our online resources, as well as many social media services. You should now see a button at the right of your screen that says Tutorials. Click on that to see the list of available tutorials. The carousel image above also will show you available tutorials.

See all tutorials available in the DCL Niche Academy here.

This great product from Niche Academy should help you learn about the many online resources we offer our library users. We’ll be more fully incorporating these resources into our website and catalog in the weeks to come. For now, we encourage you to explore and discover the many things available from the library at your fingertips!