Fandom Friday

It’s Fandom Friday and this week we’re highlighting: Star Wars!  From nonfiction about the real life historical events that inspired the series to Carrie Fisher’s memoir to new spinoff fiction series there’s something for every fan at Decorah Public Library.

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Power of Attorney

 

Decorah Public Library is hosting a free presentation on power of attorney by staff of Iowa Legal Aid at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, December 13th. The presentation will take place in the library’s lower level meeting room.

This educational program by Iowa Legal Aid lawyers will cover topics related to power of attorney. “It can be hard to talk with our loved ones about what happens when we can’t make decisions for ourselves, but power of attorney is an important part of estate planning” said Zach Row-Heyveld, Decorah Public Library Assistant Director. “This program will help introduce people to some of the issues around power of attorney they might want to discuss further with their partners, children, parents, or siblings.” The presenting attorney can also answer questions about advance directives, and other civil legal topics related to seniors.  

Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal assistance and advice to low-income and vulnerable Iowans. In addition to direct legal aid, they also provide educational programs on a variety of legal topics. 

For more information, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library – [email protected] or by calling 563.382.3717. 

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Local Celebrities, Secret Identities Series

Decorah Public Library is launching a new monthly program series called “Local Celebrities, Secret Identities” designed to highlight interesting work being done by members of the community. The first program in the series is called “Story Sharing in the Driftless: 15 years of Inspire(d) Media” and will feature Aryn Henning Nichols and Benji Nichols. The program will take place in the event room at Pulpit Rock Brewery on November 29 at 7 pm.   

Reading your own story in a magazine feels a bit like celebrity status. And for 15 years, Inspire(d) Magazine has been uplifting local celebrities – simply folks doing good, positive things – right here in our Driftless communities. What better way to kick off this new speaker series than to hear Inspire(d) founders / wife-and-husband-duo Aryn Henning Nichols and Benji Nichols reflect on some of their favorite stories over the years, and their mission to change the world.   

For more information about this presentation or the series, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library – [email protected] or by calling 563.382.3717. 

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Power of Attorney presentation from Iowa Legal Aid

Decorah Public Library is hosting a free presentation on power of attorney by staff of Iowa Legal Aid at 3 PM on Tuesday, November 15. The presentation will take place in the library’s lower level meeting room.

This educational program by Iowa Legal Aid lawyers will cover topics related to power of attorney. “It can be hard to talk with our loved ones about what happens when we can’t make decisions for ourselves, but power of attorney is an important part of estate planning” said Zach Row-Heyveld, Decorah Public Library Assistant Director. “This program will help introduce people to some of the issues around power of attorney they might want to discuss further with their partners, children, parents, or siblings.” The presenting attorney can also answer questions about advance directives, and other civil legal topics related to seniors.  

Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal assistance and advice to low-income and vulnerable Iowans. In addition to direct legal aid, they also provide educational programs on a variety of legal topics. 

For more information, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library – [email protected] or by calling 563.382.3717. 

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November Children’s Activities

1-Take-and-Make: Coffee Filter Leaves*
2-Crafternoon: Fallen Leaf Fox*
4-Family Yoga at Driftless Yoga Center
5-Blank Park Zoo: Zoo to You*
7-Cozy Storytime
8- Take-and-Make: Droplet Painting*
9-Crafternoon: Acorn Necklaces/Felt Garlands*
10-Stroller Walk
11-Library Closed
14-Cozy Storytime
15-Take-and-Make: Gratitude Tree*
15-Dog Tales
16-Crafternoon: Mushroom Mason Jar Lantern*
17-Stroller Walk
18-Family Yoga at Driftless Yoga Center
21-Cozy Storytime
24-Library Closed
25-Library Closed

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November Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in November. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email [email protected] to be added to any of the six groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

Booth

The Happy Hour Book Group will meet via Zoom Wed. Nov. 9 at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Karen Joy Fowler’s “Booth.” In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth—breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one—is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as the country draws closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.

 

Baking with Dorie

The Cookbook Group will meet in the library’s lower level meeting room on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. for the potluck and final discussion of “Baking with Dorie” by Dorie Greenspan. Every recipe is easy and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.

 

The Crimean War: A History

The History Book Group will hold a hybrid meeting Thurs. Nov. 17 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss chapters 1-7 of Orlando Figes’ “The Crimean War: A History.” In-person attendees will meet in the lower-level public meeting room at the library and digital attendees will join via Zoom. The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale—these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War. Less well-known is that this savage war (1853-1856) killed almost a million soldiers and countless civilians; that it enmeshed four great empires—the British, French, Turkish, and Russian—in a battle over religion as well as territory; that it fixed the fault lines between Russia and the West; that it set in motion the conflicts that would dominate the century to come.

 

Cloud Cuckoo Land

The Friday Book Group will meet via Zoom Fri. Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Anthony Doerr’s “Cloud Cuckoo Land.” Constantinople, 1453: An orphaned seamstress and a cursed boy with a love for animals risk everything on opposite sides of a city wall to protect the people they love. Idaho, 2020: An impoverished, idealistic kid seeks revenge on a world that’s crumbling around him. Can he go through with it when a gentle old man stands between him and his plans? Unknown, Sometime in the Future: With her tiny community in peril, Konstance is the last hope for the human race. To find a way forward, she must look to the oldest stories for guidance.

Light From Uncommon Stars

The Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet via Zoom Wed. Nov. 30 at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Ryka Aoki’s “Light From Uncommon Stars.” Shizuka Satomi made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She has delivered six. When Katrina Nguyen, a young transgender runaway, catches Shizuka’s ear with her talent, Shizuka can almost feel the curse lifting. She’s found her final candidate.

This is How You Lose the Time War

The Speculative Fiction Novella Group will meet via Zoom Wed. Nov. 30 at 6:15 p.m. to discuss Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone’s “This is How You Lose the Time War.” Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions, and what began as a battlefield boast grows into something more. But the discovery of their bond would mean death—there’s still a war going on, after all.

 

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Coffee and Creativity Series

Decorah Public Library is launching a new program series designed to help build community while being creative. Come to the library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month to explore easy creative activities while chatting with new friends. We’ll be making Watercolor Bookmarks on November 1 and making cards on November 15. Come for the coffee or the crafting! This program is free and open to the public and all materials are provided. 

See our Calendar of Events for details on this and other programs at Decorah Public Library.

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October Children’s Events

5-Biking Field Trip*
7-Baby Dance Party
10-Storytime in the Park
11- Take-and-Make:  Daffodil Planting*
12-Biking Field Trip*
13-Stroller Walk
14-Family Yoga
17-Storytime in the Park
18- Take-and-Make: Apple Prints*
19: Crafternoon at Phelps Park*
19: Up in the Garden Book Walk begins
20-Stroller Walk
20-Up in the Garden Book Walk Kick-off Party*
21-Family Yoga
25-Take-and-Make: Corn Cob Painting*
26-Crafternoon at DPL
27-Stroller Walk
28-Family Yoga

*Preregistration required

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