25 November

Festival of Trees

December means beautiful trees at DCL! The Friends of Drake Community Library coordinate the FESTIVAL OF TREES every year.
This fun holiday event invites families, businesses, and community groups to decorate Christmas trees for display throughout the library. Community members

19 October

Iowa Confederates in the Civil War

Iowa Confederates in the Civil War Book Talk. Author David Connon shares the intensely human stories of 76 Iowans who traveled south to enter Confederate service. More stories illustrate the turbulent Iowa home front, where life was hard for

19 October

Open Book

Drake Community Library  will collaborate with CultureAll to bring the Open Book concept to Grinnell on November 2nd. Open Book creates conversations between people who may have very different life experiences. CultureALL is a non-profit organization based in Des

09 September

After School Code Club

Tuesdays from 3:45pm-5pm
After School Code Club is a great way for kids to explore computer coding in a relaxed and fun setting. Grinnell College Computer Science students lead the group in a series of activities. Code Club is for

09 September

Annual Book Sale Oct 12

Saturday, October 12th from 8am-2pm
Time to grab some bargains and stock your bookshelves. All proceeds go to Friends of Drake Community Library.

2,000 books: 100% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted by general subject
No buy restrictions
Hardcover $1 each

27 August

LEGOS @ the Library!

After school LEGO Club EXTENDED thru October!
Come to the library story room every Wednesday after school.  All school-aged children are welcome, including preschool!  Snacks and LEGOs will be provided. Opportunity for free play, exploration and imagination.

31 July

Smithsonian: The Way We Worked

The library is excited to host another in the Museum on Main Street travelling exhibits from the Smithsonian. The installation of “The Way We Worked” is on display at the library through October 5th. For full information on the

31 May

A Universe of Stories

The summer program will blast off on Monday, June 10th, from 11am to 1pm. We’ll have fun activities on the patio in front of the library. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served by the Elks. Check out

21 May

Books & Brews

Books & Brews Book Club
The library is happy to partner with the Parks & Recreation Department and Peace Tree Brewing on this unique opportunity.

Registration Deadline is May 27th and must be done online through the Rec Department system.