Upcoming Events

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

Bucket Courses
February 8 will be an Open Wednesday course with Judge Stephen Carroll, Senior District Court Judge, Iowa Judicial District 2. His presentation is titled The Fourth Amendment, search, seizure and surveillance in an age of advanced technologies. There is no charge or registration for Open Wednesday courses.

On February 15, Dr. J. R. Paulson will begin a four-week series titled How Are We Adapting to the Rapid Changes in Health Care and Disease? Is modern medicine keeping up? Tuition for this series is $15, and registration is available 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.

  • January 9 – Portraits of Nature in Iowa, with Ken Saunders II, nature photographer
  • February 13 – Mental Health Update, with Julie Smith, Capstone Behavioral Health Center director
  • March 13 – Lessons Learned from the Harp, with Kristen Maahs, Harpist and Grinnell College Instructor of Harp

Bookin’ It at the Drake
Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 pm. Our guest host for the evening will be Caleb Elfenbein, Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at Grinnell College.  We’ll be discussing A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed. The author movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women, and describes how she eventually came to terms with her identity as a feminist living in America. 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.