Bucket Courses

Wednesday mornings from 10 am – 11:30 am

The Bucket Courses are presented by the Community Education Council (CEC) and feature area speakers and professors on a wide variety of topics. For information on upcoming classes or to view videos online of past classes, visit the CEC website.

*This program takes place in the Caulkins Community Room which is equipped with a T-coil hearing loop.

SE*ED Programs

Monday mornings from 10-11am. GRMC’s Senior Education Program provides programs designed for adults–of any age–to extend their knowledge on healthcare issues, community resources, current and cultural events, as well as other things. All programs are free of charge. SE*ED meets monthly during the winter months, and weekly the rest of the year. See info on upcoming SE*ED programs on the hospital website here.

*This program takes place in the Caulkins Community Room which is equipped with a T-coil hearing loop.

ACES Programs

During the months of June and July, the Community Education Council, in conjunction with Grinnell College, will offer four courses on various subjects to adults in the community. The classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Caulkins Room at the Drake Community Library, 930 Park Street. Classes are free and refreshments will be served.

*This program takes place in the Caulkins Community Room which is equipped with a T-coil hearing loop.

Book Clubs

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The library offers a book club discussion group several times throughout the year.  Learn about upcoming titles and dates at this page.

Community book clubs open to new members are invited to speak with the Library Director regarding becoming a Library Sponsored Group.

Library Sponsored Groups

Various groups use the library as a meeting space. Groups who enhance and encourage lifelong learning for members of the community can become officially sponsored by the library to ease meeting scheduling. The SEED programs and Bucket Classes are such programs, as is the Socrates Club which gathers every Thursday evening. If you have a group that is open to new members and you’d like us to help spread the word. you may contact the library director regarding becoming a Library Sponsored Group.

Socrates Cafe

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Socrates Café meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. Socrates Café, technically, is a book written by Christopher Phillips (check it out from the library), author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry. Chris developed the idea of Socrates Café to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual. All are welcome to join in the discussion. For more details contact Laforest Sherman at 641.275.0501 (cell) or at laforestlistens@gmail.com.