Bird Watching Basics

Bird Watching Basics

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to connect with nature? Come learn the basics of identifying birds and how to participate in February’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Dallas County Board naturalist Mike Havlik will guide you through field m...

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Afternoon Book Club

Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 2:30 PM

The Afternoon Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Coal Mine Meeting Room for a discussion of each month’s book. Copies of the discussion book may be picked up at the library’s front desk, while supplies last....

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Iowa Civil Rights (Online)

Iowa Civil Rights (Online)

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Explore the struggles and triumphs of the fight for equal rights in Iowa from the first documented refusal to pay a school tax to the marches and sit-ins of the 1950s and 60s in this pre-recorded talk by the African American Museum of Iowa. Learn ...

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Sensory Spaces

Sensory Spaces

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 4:00 PM

The library will be open an extra hour to provide quiet browsing and inclusive programming for individuals of all ages with special sensory needs and their families or care-givers.

The library will offer a dimmed calm room, computer availability a...

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Chocolate Spa Party

Chocolate Spa Party

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Indulge in an afternoon of chocolate and self-care! Bring your appetite for a buffet of chocolatey desserts to munch on and a mocktail-making station. While Mean Girls plays in the background, we’ll make a chocolate body sugar scrub and a rosemary...

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Pain Management Strategies

Pain Management Strategies

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 10:00 AM

This educational talk, by physical therapy assistant and certified brain injury specialist Laura McPike of Powerback Rehab, will focus on the body's response to chronic pain and strategies to reduce and control pain without additional medications....

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Library Closed

Library Closed

Monday, February 20, 2023 (All day)

The Library will be closed for President's Day.

Macramé Plant Hanger

Macramé Plant Hanger

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 1:00 PM

In this beginner-friendly class, crafter Joyce Petro walk you through the basics of macramé as you create your own plant hanger. Supplies provided. Registration Required.

This is an ADULT craft (see our Events Calendar for Kids and Teen craft ev...

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Snacks & Facts: Small Space & Apartment Gardening

Snacks & Facts: Small Space & Apartment Gardening

Friday, March 3, 2023 - 11:00 AM

Snacks & Facts

No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try our Snacks & Facts series! We’ll have a speaker every first Friday of month at the Waukee Community Center (675 Walnut St). Come ready to learn and we’ll provide the snacks! S...

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The Journey of Mollie

The Journey of Mollie's War: WACs and WWII (Online)

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Presenter Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s letters written ...

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