Story Time Mondays & Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

October at the library is so much fun! Join Brittany for fun, fall story times with lots of reading, singing, dancing and crafting.

Coffee Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon

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

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

Bring your current project and join the stitching!

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.

Late-Start Maker Monday

Oct. 1 and 15, 8:30-10 a.m.

K through fourth-graders can come hang out with Ms. Brittany before school and complete fun activities for the day. There will be Halloween slime, mini pumpkin decorating, games and other crafts during the month of October! Registration is required. Brittany will walk kids to the elementary school at 10 a.m.

DIY Card Crafting

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.

Handmade cards are fun to create and treasured by the recipients. Make two cards each of four different designs — a fall-theme thank-you, a birthday card suitable for all ages, a winter-theme card and a multi-purpose (thinking of you, sympathy, e.g.) card—using numerous techniques. Preregistration required. There will be a $5 material fee payable that night. Beginners are welcome, as are children 12 and older when accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring scissors and adhesive if you have them, and prepare to have a good time!

All Iowa Reads

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

“The Boys in the Bunkhouse” by Dan Barry. Twenty-one disabled men are rescued from working for next to nothing at a turkey plant…


Thursday, October 4, 1 p.m.

Join us the first Thursday of the month. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun! All levels welcome. Cribbage boards are provided.

Four Seasons Photo Club

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

The Four Seasons Photo Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. Come learn about photography techniques, and discuss with other photographers ways to improve your photography. Watch for our guest speakers, who have great insight into photography. New members always welcome.

Second annual no-carve book character pumpkin decorating contest!

Drop off your pumpkins anytime between Monday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 19 to be entered into the contest! Voting takes place the following week, so come in and cast your vote! There will be prizes for the top three pumpkins.


Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.

Join us the second Tuesday of the month and play the classic game Euchre. Open to all Euchre enthusiasts.

Adult Coloring - Quilts, Barns and Buggies

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.

Join us for a RELAXING evening. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults, as well as colored pencils, will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own! 17 and over.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 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.

SHIIP Welcome To Medicare

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.

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. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. For more information or questions, call 1-800-351-4664. Preregistration is required, call 515-984-6119.

Story Time at Polk City Nursing & Rehab

Friday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.

Join Miss Brittany for stories, songs and a simple craft! Story Time will be held right inside the front doors. All ages welcome!

Monday Book Club

Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

“The Girl in the Ice” by Robert Bryndza. Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak…

DIY Etched Pumpkins

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.

Learn how to etch a pumpkin for Halloween or fall decor. NO carving necessary! You will need to bring a pumpkin (or large gourd) and a non-serrated paring knife. Etching templates and practice pumpkins provided. Ages 17 and over. Preregistration is required.

Social Security Questions?

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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. Preregister at 515-984-6119.

The Devil has my Consent

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m.

In 1692, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft in Salem, Mass., and 20 were executed. Why? What happened to create such hysteria? Were the accusers possessed? Experiencing delusions caused by eating spoiled grain? Discover the real story behind the Salem Witch Trials, presented by Historian Kathy Wilson. Suitable for ages 15 and up. Also join us for a Devilish Dessert!

Family Movie Night – “The Little Vampire”

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Tony wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite… Not Rated, 83 Minutes. You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Wear your Halloween costume!

North Polk No School - Cookie & Craft

Monday, Oct. 29, noon-1 p.m.

There is no school, so come hang out with Ms. Brittany, decorate a fun Halloween cookie and do a craft!

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