Villisca Axe Murder Presentation

Join local author and historian Dr. Ed Epperly on June 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Decorah Public Library for an engaging presentation from his book “Fiend Incarnate: The Villisca Axe Murders of 1912.” Dr. Epperly will guide program attendees through the crime, the history of the investigation, and the various theories about the murderer’s identity.   … [Read More]

Saving Us Book Discussion

Join facilitator Jim Martin-Schramm, chair of the Decorah Sustainability Commission, for a discussion of Katharine Hayhoe’s book “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World” at 6 p.m. on June 7 and 14 at Pulpit Rock Brewery. Books are currently available for checkout at Decorah Public Library, thanks to … [Read More]

Job Opening: RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

The City of Decorah, IA (pop. 7,615) is accepting applications for the part-time (16 hr/week) position of Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Coordinator. Ideal candidate will be someone with a collaborative mindset who is passionate about community involvement and volunteer service. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent. Preference … [Read More]

May Children’s Activities

3-Take-and-Make: Marshmallow and Toothpick Challenge* 4-Yoga in the Park 4-Biking Field Trip* 5-Crafternoon: Salt Dough and Seed Art* 6-Baby Dance Party 9-Storytime in the Park 10-Take-and-Make: Sidewalk Art* 10-Dog Tales 11-Yoga in the Park 11-Biking Field Trip* 12-Chalk our Walk 13-Stroller Walk 16-Storytime in the Park 18-Yoga in the Park 19-Chalk our Walk 20-Stroller Walk … [Read More]

May Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting nine book discussions in May. 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]

Book Discussion “Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea”

Decorah Public Library is holding a book discussion of Jens Mühling’s new book “Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea” on Tuesday May 17 from 6-7 p.m. Discussion of the book will be facilitated by Dr. Orçun Selçuk, Luther College Political Science professor.   “Troubled Water” is a travelogue through all nine countries that border … [Read More]

April Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting seven book discussions in April. 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]

March Children’s Activities

1-Take-and-Make Tuesday: Paper Doiley Snowflake Art 5-Absolute Science Bigger Bang Bubbles 7-Musical Storytime 8- Take-and-Make Tuesday: STEM Index Card Stacking 8-Winter Forest Yoga (rescheduled) 8-Dog Tales 9-Build It: Keva Planks 14-Cozy Storytime 15-Take-and-Make Tuesday: Spring Equinox Solar Print 16-Build it: Keva Planks 17-Crafternoon: Rainbow Mobile 21-Spring Storytime 22-Spring Equinox Yoga 22-Dog Tales 23-Preschool Party: Art … [Read More]

March Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in March, including a new Speculative Fiction Novella Group. 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 … [Read More]