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Events And Activities

National Library Week at Vinton Public Library April 3-9 During Open Hours

 All Week: Come to the library to guess how many candies are in the jars! The winner takes them home! Tuesday: It’s National Library Worker’s Day! Come to the library to make a card for the library staff! Wednesday: Come to the library to help with an interactive color-by-sticker puzzle! Thursday: Library Scavenger Hunt! Find all the pictur

Join the Fun and play Cribbage

The Vinton Skate Center hosts a Cribbage Club that meets on the following dates. March 31, April 7,14,21 from 9:00-10:00 am  Whether new or skilled in Cribbage, join us for the drop-in Cribbage Club. The 500 Club is on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Skate Center.
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Adult Coloring Time at 10-11amMondays April 4,11,18,25Drop in between 10 and 11am to color, relax, and converse with others! Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided. STEAM for Kids at 3:30pmMondays April 4,11,18,25School-aged kids are invited to participate in science, math, art, and engineering activities! Preschool Storytime at 10:00amMondays April 5,19,26Geared toward children 2-6 years old, this storytime will include fun stories, songs, and rhymes! Tai Chi for Adults at 10:00amThursdays April 7,14,21,28Join Bryan Bruner from Heritage Area Agency on Aging as he leads participants in gentle Tai Chi sequences.

Free early literacy program for families

Better Tomorrows Early Childhood IA is partnering with ISU Extension to provide a free, virtual program for parents of children age 3-6 in Benton and Tama counties.  Classes and books are available in English as well as Spanish and flyers are attached for both.  Space is limited so encourage families that you work with to register soon.Our Bookshelf is a weekly, 30-minute virtual course that uses a dialogic reading technique and provides parents with free books and lots of ideas on how to make reading fun for parents and kids.


The Center Point Library will host Shell Rock grandma Linda Betsinger McCann. Years ago sge started writing down Eastern Iowa history stories so her grandkids wouldn’t be ignorant of their past. She’s never quit writing for them and, luckily, for the rest of us.She’ll be at the Center Point Library Community Room Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. doing a free program about her book “Prohibition in Eastern Iowa.
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Shellsburg Library News

Shellsburg Library News flyerNEW BOOKSRun, Rose, Run by James PattersonCramm This Book by Olivia SeltzerThe Love of my Life by Rosie WalshBlack Cake by Charmaine WilkersonShadows Reel by C.J. BoxHigh Stakes by Danielle SteelGwendy’s Final Task by Stephen KingWhen Harry Met Minnie by Martha TeichnerFinding His Mark by Brittney SahinThe Paris Apartment by Lucy FoleyThe Bald Eagle by Jack DavisBlaze by Helen Hardt"Movie Day" at the library on Fridays when there are scheduled early outs.

Shellsburg American Legion Auxiliary Soup Supper

The Shellsburg American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a Soup Supper.Date: March 29Time: 5 pm - 7 pmWe will be serving:Homemade Chicken Noodle SoupChiliPotato SoupRelishes, Crackers and Bars.Coffee and Cold DrinksCost is a Free Will DonationProceeds to benefit the Shellsburg Public LibraryFor questions, please call Martha at 319-436-2217

Garrison 1st Responders Fundraising Spaghetti Supper and Auction, April 2

The Garrison 1st Responders will hold a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 2. Doors will open at the Garrison Emergency Servcices building at 5:00 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:30 pm. A Silent Auction will be held until 6:30 p.m. with the Live Auction beginning at 7:00 p.m.The cost for the meal will be $10 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 & Under.
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Vinton Class of 1960 class reunion date set for September 17

Vinton's Class of 1960 will hold their 60th Class Reunion, on Saturday, September 17th at noon at the Pizza Ranch in Vinton. It is being celebrated two years late because of the COVID pandemic.  If members of the class have any questions on this event, please contact me at your convenience.  Thanks a lot!Roger Rinderknecht

Bingo! Sunday, March 27 5-7:00 p.m.

Meet Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 5:00 PM  7:00 PM at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center for a FREE evening of fun!Bring your family and friends for a great night! Prizes will be given to the winners. Concessions will be available. No food/beverage are to be brought into the building.
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