Project Pengyou

Pengyou (pronounced pong yo) means Friendship!
Project Pengyou is a US-China relations organization, and the local chapter at Grinnell College would like to invite local students to a fun hour of Chinese cultural activities, including Chinese Chess and the traditional game of Jian Zi!  The program is for 3rd grade and up.

Thursday, May 4
3:30 – 4:30 pm in the Story Room

April Showers Bring a Water Dance Workshop!

Saturday, April 29 our Saturday Storytime will celebrate Earth Day! Come for an all abilities movement workshop inspired by Thomas Locker’s book Water Dance. Visiting dance artist and Grinnell ’16 alumna Ivy Kuhn will lead a movement workshop following water as it moves through the world via the water cycle. Recommended for children 3-7.

(Illustration by Violeta Dabija from the book Water Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas)


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Movie Mondays in May

Come enjoy a movie at the library. We’ll provide popcorn and have bottled water available. Or feel free to bring your own snacks!  All are welcome to come and enjoy!

May 1st: Still Alice

May 8th: The Tree of Life

May 15th: The Grand Budapest Hotel

May 22nd: Twelve Years a Slave

View Meeting Room Schedule

You can view the calendar of meetings scheduled at the library at

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After school Code Club

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Last Session will be May 4th

Come 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!