Grinnell Makers @ the Park April 8th

The Grinnell Makers group, which is a collaboration between the library and Imagine Grinnell, will meet as part of the Green Living Event at Summer Street Park during the afternoon of April 8th. Grinnell Makers, which usually meets on the second Saturday of every month at the library, encourages all Makers to join the hands on activities that will take place at the park that afternoon.  There will be water monitoring demonstrations, a bioreactor display with nitrate testing, and digital sensor demonstrations using Arduino units that have been explored as part of earlier Grinnell Maker gatherings. Rich Dana and Craig Shore, leaders of Grinnell Makers, will both be at the park helping with activities.

Preschool Fair and Early Childhood Extravaganza!

Come and visit with representatives from Grinnell area preschools and register for the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more about the opportunities for children in our community from organizations all centered around early childhood. Many kids’ programs and businesses will have hand-outs and applications to sign up for activities.
Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Community Room


Not Your Mother’s Parenting Tips


How can you shave minutes off kids’ dinner time and bath time? What do you do when your young son wants to moon everyone in sight?

Pants Optional author Carol Steingreaber offers unconventional tips for your road through life and parenting. Carol offers a hilarious insight into her life in Iowa, USA. Every listener will find a nugget or three to inspire them!

Free and open to the public. No registration required, but babysitting will be available if you call ahead and request it, so we are sure to have enough sitters.

Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room




Grinnell Makers March 11th

The Grinnell Makers group will meet on the second Saturday of March (the 11th) from 2pm-4pm in the community room.  Individuals of all ages who are interested in exploring various skills and technologies relating to creating, building, and designing  are encouraged to attend.  Every meeting includes an open invitation to show and share about projects you are working on or looking to find a way to work on, i.e. I’d like help learning this skill.

This month, in addition, the library will make available materials to explore and create paper circuit projects. Most people are familiar with paper circuits as they appear in greeting cards that have flashing lights or sound. Come to Makers and learn how to create your own projects with paper circuits. We hope to build on this technology to create some larger interactive displays in the future.