Activities

Summer Family Performances

Mikayla Oz Magic Show

6/7 | 1 pm

Direct from the Cornfields of Iowa comes a rising star in magic, Mikayla Oz. Mikayla has recently been featured on the Travel Channel's Magic Caught on Camera Show and Penn & Tellers: Try This at Home TV Special. She combines magic, comedy and storytelling to make a truly unforgettable show!

Registration required.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, and Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc.

Eagle Bluff: Raptors on the Road

6/16 | 11 am

Join year-round environmental learning center, Eagle Bluff, for Raptors on the Road, an interactive program featuring live birds. Registration required.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, and Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc.

 

International Owl Center: Build an Owl

6/23/22 | 11 am
Decorah Public Library's upper mezzanine 

Are owl eyes more like binoculars or a magnifying glass? What shape is an owl’s beak?

Come to learn first-hand about owl adaptations by identifying the pieces and parts of an owl. Once all the correct adaptations have been picked, a LIVE owl will come out for a visit.  Registration required.

Presented by the International Owl Center, this program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc. and Decorah Methodist Church Trust Fund.

Martika Daniels: Circus Arts Variety Show

6/28 | 11 am
Decorah Public Library's upper mezzanine 

All ages.

Internationally renowned and motivationally captivating, Martika and her one woman show hail from Kansas City, MO. Raised in a military family, Martika grew comfortable constantly moving about the globe from a young age. This exposure to international performers sparked her interest in the circus arts. Constantly looking to push herself, in 2008 Martika sought out the best teachers to further her knowledge in fire arts,  escapology, and sideshow stunts. Since then she has been featured on numerous news outlets such as Lawrence Business Magazine, KCUR, FOX4 KC, and the top international wellness corporation, Wanderlust.

Registration required.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, and Marion E. Jerome Foundation Inc

 

 

 

ISU Insect Zoo

Friday 7/8 | 11:00 am
Decorah Public Library's Upper Mezzanine

Get up close and personal with 100 species of our multi-legged friends, beetles, millipedes, walking sticks, roaches, scorpions, tarantulas and more! Learn all about why these animals are important for our environment with the help of our knowledgeable Insect Zoo staff. Ask questions about the animals on display and get a chance to touch millipedes, beetles, walking sticks and more! Families are invited to come out for a fun, hand-on, interactive display. Walk through, look, and ask questions at your own pace.  Registration Required.

Sponsored by the Friends of Decorah Public Library and the Marion E. Jerome Foundation.  

 

Bubble Stations

7/12 | 10 am

Decorah Middle School's practice fields

Back by popular demand!  Absolute Science Bubble Stations is one of the largest Mobile Bubble Outdoor Programs in the United States. With long-lasting, hand-made bubble solution, and hundreds of wands of different shapes and sizes from all over the world, this program is a wonderful hands-on experience that brings out the child in all of us! 

Pre-registration is required.

Appropriate for all age groups. Sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library and the United Methodist Church Trust. Offered in partnership with Decorah Public Schools