Programs & Events
Parents: Registration for Spring Preschool Storytime
begins March 27th
Storytimes begin on April 2nd & 3rd.
Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 and have not
yet attended kindergarten are eligible for registration.
Storytimes are held:
Wednesday 10:00 to 10:30 am
Thursday 10:00 to 10:30 am
Thursday 2:00 to 2:30 pm
There is no fee for this program that offers for many children their first classroom experience without a parent. Children listen to stories, see flannelgraphs and filmstrips and learn fingerplays and rhymes.
Registration by the parent is required and taken on a first come, first serve basis until the sessions are full. Parents ay come in or cal the Children's Desk at 576-8167 ext 242 to register their child.
The Friends of the Library present:
Brown Bag Briefings
Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room
Thursdays in April 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Free Public Programs - Bring a sack lunch - Coffee and fruit drink provided
April 3...."What's the Buzz?" Presented by Craig Stripling.
This is a powerpoint and Q&A presentation about numerous general honeybee topics including beekeeping, foraging, honeybee life cycles, pesticides and honey production.
April 10...."Iowa's Hidden Treasures"
Presented by Dan Kaercher.
Retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living Magazine and Iowa Public Television host. Kaercher has spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa's 99 counties in search of close to home attractions and getaways to share with his loyal readers and viewers. You will be amazed to learn what surprises are right in your own backyard - Iowa! This program is funded by a Humanities in Iowa grant.
April 17...."Learn about the Galapagos Island"
Presented by Dixie Overton, zoology major and amateur ornithologist and Joyce O'Connell, all around Galapagos and animal enthusiast.
This will be a nature talk covering birds, mammals, retiles and flowers of the Galapagos and includes 500 photos taken in 2012.
April 24...."Iowa's Rivers, Water Trails and Dams: How Iowans are Re-Inventing Their Waterways"
Presented by Nate Hoogeveen, Department of Natural Resources.
This is an educational program about river recreation in Iowa (including canoeing, boating, kayaking and inner tubing), river ecology and effects of dams on fisheries and river recreation. Nate's job responsibilites and emerging issues statewide will be addressed.
Bring your lunch and join us!