09 April

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge. The class will be held on Friday, May 4th in the Community Room.

29 March

Puppet Pals in April

Kids in Kindergarten—3rd grade are invited to come for an afternoon of puppeteering!
Learn to use and make puppets, and create unique puppet voices and personalities.
Wednesdays after school, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 3:30 – 4:45 pm in

12 March

Balloon Fun Storytime

We’ll have lots of fun with balloons at our Saturday Storytime on March 17th.
Brenda will lead stories, games and crafts like this adorable pig balloon!
For kids age 3-7 and their families starting at 10:30am.

06 March

Special Bookin’ It at the Drake on March 8

The March ‘Bookin’ It meeting is going to be a special event! The library is partnering with Grinnell College Education Professor Stephanie Jones and her Youth Culture class to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The Hate

05 March

Drawing with Derek

Drawing with Derek
Area artist Derek Gibson will guide students through basic drawing techniques.
Wednesdays March 7, 14 and 21
3:30-4:45 in the Story Room
For children in 5th – 8th grades
LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
Call the library

22 February

The 1882 Grinnell Tornado

Join the Friends of Drake Community Library as local historian Byron Hueftle-Worley presents his research on the devastating 1882 Grinnell Tornado. See historical images and artifacts courtesy of the Grinnell Historical Museum, and enjoy time for questions and conversation.
Tuesday,

09 February

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Join the after-school bunch on Wednesdays in February, starting at 3:30, for snacks, crafts, games and the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on the books by Jeff Kinney.
For kids in 3rd – 6th grades.
February 14th, 21st

01 February

After School Code Club

After School Code Club is a great way for kids to explore computer coding in a relaxed and fun setting. Grinnell College Computer Science students lead the group in a series of activities, often using online coding programs like

18 January

Karla’s Book Krewe – February 2018

Last Meeting March 6th! This is a makeup day for a snow cancellation earlier in February.
Kids in 4th – 6th grades are invited to join Karla’s Book Krewe in February as they read Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu. Free copies