June Take-and-Makes

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We provide the supplies for a project–you pick them up at the library and do the project at home.  This summer we’re shifting to a monthly sign-up model in order to support a busy program schedule while still providing fun at-home projects.  Sign-up at the beginning of each month.  Pick-up your project each week at the library.

month our Take-and-Make projects are:

6/7: Summer Luminaries
6/14: Citrus prints
6/21: Nature Walk Bracelets
6/28: Watercolor Fireworks Please pick up materials at the library each Tuesday between 9 am and 7 pm. Supplies are limited. Register early to guarantee a space.   If materials are short, preference will be given to participants who register before 5/27. 

Registration Required. Use form below to sign up for the entire month or individual sessions. 

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July Take-and-Makes

Take and make decorative image

We provide the supplies for a project–you pick them up at the library and do the project at home.  This summer we’re shifting to a monthly sign-up model in order to support a busy program schedule while still providing fun at-home projects.  Sign-up at the beginning of each month.  Pick-up your project each week at the library.

month our Take-and-Make projects are:

7/5: Squirt Gun Painting
7/12: Pressed Plant Bookmark
7/19: Ice Painting
7/26: Clay nest

Please pick up materials at the library each Tuesday between 9 am and 7 pm. Supplies are limited. Register early to guarantee a space.   If materials are short, preference will be given to participants who register before 5/27.

Registration Required. Use form below to sign up for the entire month or individual sessions. 

Enter a phone number where you can be reached in case of changes in the event status

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Enter the total number of people in your group attending or participating in this event

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Mikayla Oz Magic Show

6/7
1 pm
Decorah Public Library’s Upper Mezzanine

Direct from the Cornfields of Iowa comes a rising star in magic, Mikayla Oz. Mikayla has recently been featured on the Travel Channel’s Magic Caught on Camera Show and Penn & Tellers: Try This at Home TV Special. She combines magic, comedy and storytelling to make a truly unforgettable show!

Registration required. Register for this, and other events, on our Calendar of Events page. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, and Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc.

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International Owl Center: Build an Owl

6/23
11 am
Decorah Public Library’s upper mezzanine

Are owl eyes more like binoculars or a magnifying glass? What shape is an owl’s beak?

Come to learn first-hand about owl adaptations by identifying the pieces and parts of an owl. Once all the correct adaptations have been picked, a LIVE owl will come out for a visit.  Registration required. Register for this, and other events, on our Calendar of Events page.
 
Presented by the International Owl Center, this program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc. and Decorah Methodist Church Trust Fund. 

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Eagle Bluff: Raptors on the Road

 

6/16
11 am
Decorah Public Library’s upper mezzanine

Join year-round environmental learning center, Eagle Bluff, for Raptors on the Road, an interactive program featuring live birds.

Registration required. Register for this and other events on our Calendar of Events. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, and Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc.

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Martika Daniels: Circus Arts Variety Show

 

6/28
11 am
Decorah Public Library’s upper mezzanine 

All ages.

Internationally renowned and motivationally captivating, Martika and her one woman show hail from Kansas City, MO. Raised in a military family, Martika grew comfortable constantly moving about the globe from a young age. This exposure to international performers sparked her interest in the circus arts. Constantly looking to push herself, in 2008 Martika sought out the best teachers to further her knowledge in fire arts,  escapology, and sideshow stunts. Since then she has been featured on numerous news outlets such as Lawrence Business Magazine, KCUR, FOX4 KC, and the top international wellness corporation, Wanderlust. 

Registration required.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Register below or use the “Register” button in the event details.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, and Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc.

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Summer Crafternoons

Thursday Crafternoons
3:30-4:30 pm

at Decorah Public Library

Join us for some crafty fun.  All ages welcome.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   Preregistration required. Please use form below to register.

6/9: Tissue Paper Rainbows
6/30: Spirograph Art
7/7: Seed Mosaic
7/14: Painted Butterfly Toy

What to expect: 

This program is designed to be informal and fun.  Participants can come for part or all of the allotted time and work at their own pace.  We understand that in a multi-age setting that attention spans will vary and welcome you to participate at the level that feels appropriate. 

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Villisca Axe Murder Presentation

Join local author and historian Dr. Ed Epperly on June 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Decorah Public Library for an engaging presentation from his book “Fiend Incarnate: The Villisca Axe Murders of 1912.” Dr. Epperly will guide program attendees through the crime, the history of the investigation, and the various theories about the murderer’s identity.  

Epperly, a retired Luther professor, is considered the foremost expert on Iowa’s most famous unsolved murder. Over the past 60 years, he has conducted eyewitness interviews and done exhaustive research into the historical records connected to the crime.  

In addition to his book, Dr. Epperly has written dozens of true crime articles, scholarly papers and blog posts, and has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs, podcasts, symposiums and at film festivals. 

Attendees who would like to have a signed copy of the book should purchase one in advance at their local bookstore. 

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

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Saving Us Book Discussion

Join facilitator Jim Martin-Schramm, chair of the Decorah Sustainability Commission, for a discussion of Katharine Hayhoe’s book “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World” at 6 p.m. on June 7 and 14 at Pulpit Rock Brewery. Books are currently available for checkout at Decorah Public Library, thanks to the generous support of the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities.

“Saving Us” is focused less on doomsday facts and figures and more on how everyone can play a role in shaping attitudes towards climate change through our conversations with skeptical friends and family members. Hayhoe argues for collective action through shared values instead of relying solely on facts about our changing climate.

Author Katherine Hayhoe is an internationally renowned climate scientist and expert communicator on climate change who has been named a UN Champion of the Earth and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.

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

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Job Opening: RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

The City of Decorah, IA (pop. 7,615) is accepting applications for the part-time (16 hr/week) position of Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Coordinator. Ideal candidate will be someone with a collaborative mindset who is passionate about community involvement and volunteer service.

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working with nonprofit agencies, volunteers, and older adults. Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and data entry skills required. Social media experience and ability to maintain a simple website preferred (no coding necessary).

Position subject to post-offer physical examination including drug testing, background check and motor vehicle records check.

For more information and a complete job description see links below or call 563-382-3717.

Send application, resume, cover letter and a minimum of three professional, work-related references to:

Kristin Torresdal, Director, Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago St.
Decorah IA 52101 

Or

[email protected].

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