Upcoming Events at the James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville: October 2019
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Sit and Stitch from 1:00-3:00 pm. Bring your hobby or craft and join other crafters for lots of laughs, food, great company and experienced help at this weekly gathering. New members are welcome to join at any time. Thursdays, October 3 - November 7: Powerful Tools for Caregivers from 6:30-8:00 pm. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week class led by a certified teacher and designed to provide the family caregiver with the skills necessary to take care of themself. There is a $35 class fee to cover all materials (payable the first day of class). Registration is required as the class is limited to 12 participants. This program is offered through a partnership through the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Office, Dubuque County. Saturday, October 5: Diamond Anniversary of the Library from 12:00-5:00 pm. On September 11, 1959, the James Kennedy Public Library (then the Dyersville Public Library) opened its doors for business. Join us as we celebrate our 60th anniversary with an afternoon of events, music, and refreshments. More details to follow. All ages welcome! Sunday, October 6: Wreath Craft Gathering from 1:30-3:30 pm. Would you like to make a wreath for the library’s Wreath-It-Up fundraiser but need some ideas or support? Or are you just looking for some ideas on how to make or decorate a wreath for your own home? Come to the library to join other crafters in learning and crafting together. For those working on a project for the Wreath-It-Up Fundraiser, the library will provide wreaths and some craft supplies, but you are welcome to bring your own. Come and go as you are able. Saturday, October 12: Birds in My Backyard from 1:00-2:30 pm. Steve Lemon will have a slide presentation about birds in his backyard. Friday, October 18: Coffee and Creating @ Your Library from 9:30-11:30 am. Come enjoy coloring, crafting, creating, chatting, and enjoying coffee or other morning beverages in the library’s Hoffman Room on the third Friday of each month. The library provides miscellaneous coloring and craft supplies along with coffee and the makings for other hot beverages. No registration needed. Participants are welcome to come and go as time allows. This program is open to adults 18 and older. Tuesday, October 22: Remembering the Apron @ 6:30 pm. Sheila Craig is a grandmother with a collection of aprons and her program takes a nostalgic look at the apron in this interactive, hands-on program. The program will look at the fabrics, trims, styles, and uses of aprons through the year. She even has aprons for men! Sheila will bring about 100 aprons with her (of her 400 item collection).
Rada Cutlery and “Collective Goods” Books & Gifts Fair
Dubuque — Sunshine Circle of UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital is holding an early autumn shopping fair Friday, October 18, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Finley Hospital Auditorium, 350 N. Grandview Ave, Dubuque.
The public is invited to attend this special event featuring two well known, premier retailers. Rada Cutlery, a household name in kitchen products since 1948, with all products 100 percent made in the USA, features kitchen knives and utensils, cutlery gift sets, cookbooks and quick mixes. “Collective Goods” features “the coolest products at low prices,” including children’s books, games and gifts; educational materials, electronics, best-selling novels, greeting card sets, and more.
Proceeds will benefit UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital, in support of continuing patient care services.