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.

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,