Armchair Travelogue: Romania

Decorah Public Library is hosting an Armchair Travelogue discussion about Romania and William Blacker’s book “Along the Enchanted Way” at 6 p.m. Tuesday October 25 in the library’s mezzanine. The discussion will be facilitated by Paul Gardner and Rebecca Wiese.  “Along the Enchanted Way” tells a story of life and love in Romania after the … [Read More]

October Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in October. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be … [Read More]

YA Friday: Cozy Graphic Novels

It’s September and this YA Friday we’re in the mood to curl up with a baked good and a book. Looking for something autumnal to read this weekend? Check-out our list of cozy graphic novels...for art and autumn ethusiasts of all ages. [Read More]

YA Friday: Hopepunk

It's YA Friday and this week we're spotlighting: Hopepunk, a subgenre of speculative fiction, fantasy, and scifi. Works in the hopepunk subgenre are about characters fighting for positive change, radical kindness, and communal responses to challenges.  According to Alexandra Rowland, who coined the term on Tumblr, "Hopepunk isn’t ever about submission or acceptance: It’s about … [Read More]

September Children’s Activities

6-Take-and-Make: Crocus Planting* 6-Dog Tales 8-Stroller Walk 8-Fall Process Art in the Park* 9-Baby Dance Party 12-Storytime in the Park 13-Take-and-Make: Milkweed Planting* 14-Biking Field Trip* 15-Stroller Walk 15-Fall Process Art in the Park* 16-Family Yoga at Driftless Yoga Center 17-Mississippi River Museum Ocean Odyssey* 19-Helping Services Playgroup in the Park 20-Take-and-Make: Fall Lantern Making* … [Read More]

September Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in September. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be … [Read More]

August Children’s Activities

Note: We're taking a brief break in programming during August to plan for fall 8/18-Stroller Walk 8/18-Naturebrary 8/19-Baby Dance Party 8/25-Stroller Walk Save the date: Mississippi River Ocean Odyssey Touch Tanks are coming to DPL 9/17! See our Calendar of Events for details and registration.

Take-and-Make Fall Sessions

We provide the supplies for a project--you pick them up at the library and do the project at home.  This fall we're shifting to a monthly sign-up model in order to support a busy program schedule while still providing fun at-home projects.  Projects may include some overlapping supplies.  Sign-up before the beginning of each month.  Pick-up your … [Read More]

August Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting two book discussions in August. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be … [Read More]