Iowa Parrot Rescue, Friday, Sept. 19, 3:30-4:30

For:  Kids over the age of 9, middle & high school students,  and adults

When: Friday, Sept. 19, 3:30-4:30

Where: Library Community Room

Yaaarr! Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the library is celebrating by inviting some pirate sidekicks for show & tell.   Mike Hutchinson,  of Iowa Parrot Rescue will present an educational program about parrots and he will bring some of the bird ambassadors from the shelter with him. At Mike’s request this program is intended for kids age 9 and older.

Iowa Parrot Rescue is the only licensed and inspected parrot shelter in the state. Since 2007 they have placed over 800 parrots in adoptive homes.

Come and meet some parrots and macaws and learn more about these beautiful and intelligent birds.


Summer Hours Start After Labor Day

The library will move to our school year hours beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Monday thru Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1:30pm-4pm

Writer's Conference Sept. 20

Our Front Porch Books Publishing Company will hold the 5th Annual All-Iowa Writers Conference on September 20th at the Community Hope Center in Montezuma. The day will include presentations by published authors and opportunities to discuss tips to getting your manuscript published. Check out the link below for more information.

2014 All-Iowa Writer’s Conference


Wes Finch Auto Plaza Charity Facebook Donation Contest

Congratulations to Big Hearts 4 Tiny Hands for winning the Wes Finch charity challenge!

Thank you to everyone who “liked”  DCL  in this contest…  you will  have another chance in December to show your support!

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Booksale: Save the date

The Friends of DCL will hold their fall booksale on October 3rd and 4th.

Converging Landscapes: a capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie

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The Library Board of Trustees has launched a capital campaign to raise $90,000  to implement a landscaping design plan for the library grounds — a plan that will incorporate the best of our established prairie plantings with professionally landscaped beds and low impact features to produce a sustainable and inviting environment for all.

Click here to learn more about the project and how you can help support Converging Landscapes!

The Pioneer Family Saga of Bartholomew and jane Graham Carney

A saga of the Carney family history, detailing their move to Iowa in a covered wagon, pioneer experiences in the Iowa prairie, and the heritage left for future generations of the Carney family.

See the pdf document on the Digital Grinnell site here.

Learn a Language with MANGO

Thanks to funding from Friends of DCL, we now provide Mango Languages as an online learning resource. Mango is free of charge to all library card holders and is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

CLICK HERE to start your online learning.

ADDED BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Through a collaboration with Grinnell College you have the opportunity to connect with a native speaking “conversation partner” for many of the languages. To sign up for a language partner, email a request to