The library will start to accept book donations on Monday, April 2. We are happy to accept donations of gently used books and DVD’s (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 27th – July 29th.

Duplicate Story Time: Monday, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Brittany for stories, songs and a craft, with a new theme each week! This month we have story time on the zoo, teeth, dinosaurs, frogs and ice cream! All ages are welcome.

Coffee Wednesday: 10 a.m.-noon

Join us around the fireplace for a cup of hot coffee or tea!

Sit N Stitch: Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.

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.

Wednesday Book Club: April 4, 7 p.m.

“I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai. The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban…

Open Cribbage: Thursday, April 5, 1 p.m.

Join us the first Thursday of the month. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun! Bring your own cribbage board or use ours. All levels are welcome.

Four Seasons Photo Club: Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.

Join storm chaser and night skies photographer Willard Sharp as he shares his experiences and passion of night skies photography. Willard will explain basic night sky photography techniques, camera settings and how to scout out areas of dark skies with interesting composition. He’ll also showcase some of his best night skies photos.

National Library Week: April 8-14

There are so many new things at the Polk City Community Library that we are having a Grand Re-Opening! Stop in all week to see what we’ve done and register to win some cool prizes. Watch our website and Facebook page for details.

Social Security Questions?

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options and the effect your decisions have on your retirement. Questions gladly answered after the program. Presented by Kyle Matzen, AAMS Edward Jones.

Friends of the Library Meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Polk City Community Library have four scheduled meetings per year. All meetings are open to members and the public. Anyone interested in supporting the library is welcome and encouraged to attend!

A Place For Everything and Everything In Its Place

Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.

Join senior organizer Cindy Torvik as she shares tips for getting and staying organized.

Story Time at Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation

Friday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.

Ms. Brittany will take a very special story time to the residents. All ages are welcome for stories and songs!

Pete the Cat Party!

Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Brittany for Pete the Cat stories, songs, snacks and a craft!

Monday Book Club: April 16, 7 p.m.

The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling. After all that has happened, can Signe still believe in the promise of a bright future?

Adventure Pass Q&A

Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Excited to check out The Adventure Pass? Come to this informational meeting to find out the ins and outs of borrowing a pass to visit the Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms and Science Center of Iowa.

SHIIP Welcome To Medicare

Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m.

Preregistration required — 515-984-6119. Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two-hour seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. For more information or questions, call SHIIP at 1-800-351-4664.

Special Access Movie

Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m.

A special showing of the same movie being shown on April 26. Families with special needs are invited to enjoy the movie in an autism-friendly, low-sensory environment. Bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Does your child prefer to sit on a stability ball? Bring it along. Whatever makes them comfortable!

Family Movie Night

Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m.

Come see “Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave & The Bold.” When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman, swings in to save the day! You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Not Rated, 72 Minutes

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