Coffee Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon


Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.


Sit N Stitch, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.


Come knit or crochet with us!


Men’s Friday Coffee, 10 a.m.-noon


Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.


German Iowa and the Global Midwest, May 3-15


Don’t miss this historical exhibit from the University of Iowa’s Old Capital Museum as it stops in Polk City on its tour of Iowa! One-third of Iowans claim German heritage — far more than any other ethnic group. Discover why German immigrants flocked to our state and the influence they’ve had on Iowa’s history. Re-examine current issues such as pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, bilingualism and multiculturalism through a historical lens as you experience the triumphs and tragedies of the German people who chose to call our state home. Learn more at Germansiniowa.com.


Germans in Iowa: Why did they come and where did they settle?


May 11, 6:30 p.m.


Join genealogists Diane Green, Linda Enghausen and Shirley Munier for an informative evening on Germany’s past. Learn some history of the German-speaking lands, why and when people left Germany and some traditions they brought to America. Information on historical groups in Iowa will be shared. The presenters will bring a current German road map, some handouts on starting your genealogy and personal collections.


Monday Book Club, May 15, 7 p.m.


“When Sparrows Fall” by Megan Moseley. Freedom. Safety. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them for herself, and for her children…


Family Movie Night, May 25, 6 p.m.


“Sing.” A once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times holds the world’s greatest singing competition. You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks. 108 minutes, rated PG


Closed Memorial Day, May 29


“Build a Better World” — Summer reading programs for all ages start in June. Watch our website and Facebook for all the details! Adults, June 1–Aug. 1 and Kids, Tweens, and Teens, June 12–July 21.


The library will start to accept book donations Thursday, June 1. We are happy to accept donations of gently used books and DVDs (we DO NOT ACCEPT magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias or visibly worn or damaged items). If the items donated do not fit our collections needs, we will pass them along to the Friends of the Library for their annual summer book sale, July 27–29.


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