Events And Activities
Come check out our new display at SPL! Click here for FB link.The Shellsburg Library has a new Director, Marge McDonald. Stop in and say hi and check out the latest books, DVDs, etc.
Iowa author Linda McCann will present a talk on her newly released book, Rosie the Riveters of Iowa, on Wednesday, January 17 at 2 PM at Hawkins Memorial Library, La Porte City. Rosie the Riveter was a promotional campaign to encourage women to go to work during World War II. Men had left jobs to fight in the war, and women were needed to fill those jobs.
Wesley United Methodist Church will be holding its Food Pantry on Saturday, January 20, from 9-10:30 a.m. The church is located at 516 2nd Ave. (next door to the library) If you place a paper on your windshield the volunteers will deliver food to your cars this month. see photo.
The Center Point Historical Society is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a free-to-the-public chocolate festival party at the Depot Museum, 700 E. Washington St., from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 10. The “Chocolate Love” party will have a chocolate fountain, a unique kissing booth, assorted chocolate goodies, and a hot chocolate bar. The 2024 Historical Society theme is natural history.
Registration for all events is required by visiting https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Benton.aspx unless otherwise stated. SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 19-21, 2024RIVER RAIDERS - UPPER IOWA RIVERYOUTH AGES 11-13$100 PER YOUTHAdventure awaits around every bend! Youth will canoe, camp, cook outdoors, and learn wilderness skills on this two-night, three-day excursion! Participants will paddle their way around winding bends, rapids, scenic waterfalls, cold springs, and 200-foot chimney bluffs.
Join us at the Vinton Public Library for a Community Book Club discussion on January 13th at 9:15 a.m. as we discuss "The Woman at the Library" by Sulari Gentill. This book club is for adults and is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!
The Benton County 4-H will present a "Snow Spectacular" event at the Vinton Public Library on January 5th beginning at 2:00 p.m. This is an event that would be perfect for children in grades K-5th grades.Join us to learn about blizzards, explore how meteorologists use tools to forecast weather, and help people prepare for severe weather!
Join us Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 5 pm for a Red Carpet Fundraiser at the Vinton Public Library! We will have drinks, appetizers, and movie trivia, along with 2 large screen TVs airing the Academy Awards Red Carpet Arrivals! The event is open to patrons 21+, and we will be accepting free-will donations. We are also selling raffle tickets for a 2-hour limo ride prior to the event, thanks in part to our sponsor Express Limousine Service of North Liberty.
Open Craft Night will be held at the Vinton Public Library after hours event for adults!Bring your own craft project to the library, and spend time with others in our community!Everyone is welcome - no craft? No problem! We'll have colored pencils, jigsaw puzzles and a paint by number canvas available. This event will take place on Thursday, January 4th at 6:00 p.
Invest in your child's future! Learn fun ways to engage children in literacy play and turn everyday experiences into learning activities to help children be ready for school. Families participate together in hands-on activities that support early literacy skills in six areas.Adults and caregivers and children ages 3-6 are welcome! This is a series of five 90-minute workshops.