04 October

Spanish Storytime!

¿Quieres pasar un rato divertido?
¡Ven a disfrutar de un cuenta cuentos en español!
Spanish is for everyone! Join us this Saturday, October 6 at 10:30 am in the Story Room for stories, songs, snacks and a craft in

03 October

Karla’s Book Krewe is Back this October

Karla’s Book Krewe begins this week on Wednesday, October 3, after school  from 3:30 – 4:45 pm.. We’ll be reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill, the 2017 Newbery Award-winning story about love, caring, sacrifice, and magic.

28 September

Composting 101 and Growing Roses

Learn how to manage a home composting system and troubleshoot potential problems with Ajay Nair, ISU Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Production Specialist. Then, Aaron Steil, Assistant Director of Reiman Gardens in Ames will help you learn how to grow

28 September

Annual Friends of DCL Book Sale

It’s time again to grab some bargains and stock your bookshelves with great reads for fall and winter! All proceeds go to Friends of Drake Community Library. During the book sale, hardback books are $1.00, paperbacks are $.50, and children’s

28 August

This Year’s Common READ – Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi is the title chosen for this year’s Common Read.  Sponsored by Grinnell College, incoming students will be reading Homegoing and the entire community is invited to join in on the discussions!  Book discussions will be led by

16 August

Strategies and Tips for Extraordinary Parenting

Ready to be an extraordinary parent? Instructor Amy Harper, Grinnell-Newburg K-12 Success Specialist, will help you understand your family’s relationships, communication styles, and more. This seven-week series is designed for parents of children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The course

07 May

Eminent Domain Community Forum

Learn about the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court filed by the Iowa Sierra Club and landowners along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Community Forum
Saturday, May 12th
11am-12:30pm in the Community Room
Coffee and

25 April

Saturday Storytime – Play With Your Food

Once a month, come to Saturday Storytime for stories and a craft for ages 3-7. This month, join Sara Brown of Healthy Readers/Americorps for stories about fun food and gardens. Afterwards, make veggie stamp designs!
Saturday, April 28 at 10:30

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.