Upcoming events

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Want to get some help starting a digital media project like scanning photos, editing a video, or converting a VHS? A staff member can help you get started with a project, troubleshoot hardware, or give you an orientation to the room. Stop in to...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Adults and teens: get one-on-one help with your writing from Kirkwood Community College writing tutors at the Library-Community writing center satellite in the Second Floor Digital Media Lab. Resumes, applications, test prep practice, reports,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In her opening keynote presentation "Race, Reckoning, and Renewal - Examining Latina/o/x Resistance Amidst Intersectional Violence"
Today we are facing a frightening and sobering reality regarding Latina/o/x politics: one where...

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this opening conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help frame the larger scope of a yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” Speakers include the following:

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room E

Want to practice your English skills in a fun and informal group? Join us Friday mornings to practice conversations skills, learn new expressions, improve your pronunciation, and meet new friends from around the world.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:00am

Digital Media Lab

Discover the great resources the library offers for your smartphone or tablet. Library patrons can learn how to use the various apps like Libby, RB Digital, and Kanopy to access what the library has to offer. Bring your library card, library card...

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meeting Room D

The Spanish Book Club will host a book club event in Meeting Room D to discuss the title "We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa, Volume 2". Meeting starts at 6:15 and is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this opening conference for the Sawyer Seminar, we will invite up to six nationally recognized scholars of Latina/o/x studies to help frame the larger scope of our conversation.

The first set of speakers will address the global scale...

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:30pm

Storytime Room

Belly Babies is a FREE program for expecting parents. Each session is 30 minutes. We'll kick off this program with prenatal yoga, taught by Karen Gordon. Wear comfortable clothing. Non-pregnant partners welcome, (no experience necessary)...