YA Friday

It's YA Friday and today we're highlighting cosplay and costuming. We love creativity and fandom and are excited to help you find the resources you need for creating the costume of your dreams! Don't see what you're looking for? Just ask! We're always excited to continue building our nonfiction collection of books for makers, creatives, … [Read More]

Orange Shirt Day

Today Canadians observe Orange Shirt Day-- also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It was created as an observance in 2013 and is designed to educate people a about the Indian residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century. Interested in learning more about … [Read More]

Mississippi River Life

Saturday, November 13 @ 11am and 1pm Mussels, snakes and beavers; each species has a niche or role in the environment. Through the use of pelts and other hands-on items, participants will explore animals that call the Mississippi River home.  Sponsored by the Friends of Decorah Public Library and the Marion E. Jerome Foundation.Presented by the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, this … [Read More]

New Hobbies

Do you need a new hobby? Here are 8 books to help you get your hands busy! Here's the list in the library's catalog -  https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=27299     The Wild Dyer - Abigail Booth Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, … [Read More]

Stroller Walks

Did you welcome a new baby in the last year? We will gather each week for a socially distanced walk through a trail or park and chat about parenting topics.  Best for children under 1 and their caregivers.  𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩: We will gather at the West Main Street entrance to the Dug Road … [Read More]

Family Yoga in the Park October

Join us for a kid-friendly outdoor movement session at Phelps Park, weather dependent. No registration required. Open to kids and adults of all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Cancellations will be posted via Facebook by 8 am the day of the session. Sponsored by Friends of the Decorah Public Library … [Read More]

Storytime in the Park October

Join Decorah Public Library for an outdoor storytime and exploration stations at Phelps Park (shelter 1). Please bring a blanket to sit on and a water bottle so we can space out and stay hydrated. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held … [Read More]