Upcoming Events

Check out these events for adults coming soon at Drake Community Library.


Qi Gong and Mindful Movement Class

Kun-Hong Lu will lead a six-week class on Hun Yuan Qi Gong, starting Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm in the Community Room. The class is open to anyone 14 and older, and the movements are suitable for people of all physical abilities. It will be offered on a donation basis, with all proceeds going to DCL. For more information or to sign up, please email Kun at grinnellcounseling@yahoo.com.


Bucket Courses

On March 22, Sig Barber, Professor of German at Grinnell College, will begin a four-week series titled From Germanic Tribes to Global Power, Germany’s history and culture through the eyes of literature. Tuition for this series is $15, and registration is available online at the CEC website.

On April 26, George Drake, Professor of History Emeritus at Grinnell College, will begin a four-week series titled Joe Rosenfield and Grinnell College, the story of a man and how he rescued the college he loved. Tuition for this series is $15, and registration will be available soon online at the CEC website.

The Bucket Courses meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Community Room, with a social time at 9:30. If you cannot attend, or if the classes have filled, you can still view the presentations on the CEC’s website. There you can access those courses whose presenters have granted permission to post the class on the Internet. For more information, contact Joanne Bunge at jbunge@mayflowermail.net.


SE*ED: Senior Education from Grinnell Regional Medical Center

The SE*ED classes meet in the Community Room on Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. In January, February and March, they meet once each month.

  • April 3 – Understanding Your Choices for Medical Treatments, with David Isch, Insights for Medical Decision Making
  • April 10 – Grinnell’s Downtown Facelift, with Rachel Bly, building owner, and Tyler Avis and Duane Neff, City of Grinnell
  • April 17 – Millennials Navigating Life After College, with Karla Erickson, PhD, Iowa State University Psychology Department
  • April 24 – The Psychology of Advertising, with Douglas Gentile, PhD, Iowa State University Psychology Department
  • May 1 – Health for Your Pearly Whites after 60, with David Smith, DDS, Family Dentistry


Bookin’ It at the Drake
Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm.   We’ll be discussing this year’s All Iowa Reads Selection, Bottomland, by Michelle Hoover. In the years after World War I, the Hess family attempts to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. But when the youngest two daughters vanish in the middle of the night, the family must piece together what happened while struggling to maintain their life on the unforgiving Iowa plains. Please grab a copy and join us!  There is no registration necessary and the group is open to all.


Tech Time Computer Help Sessions for Adults
Get individualized technology assistance for email, word processing, job applications, internet and more. Bring your own device or use one of the library’s computers. Call 236-2661 to sign up for a 1/2 hour appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00, 2:45, or 7:00 pm, or sign up for a time convenient for you.