April brings a shower of festivals to the Adel Public Library. We are excited to host our second annual How To Festival on the first Saturday in April. Just one week later, we are co-hosting the first ever Dallas County Library Association Toddler Festival. We also have two interesting adult programs in April and our annual Friends of the Adel Public Library Luncheon.
Your library will host our second annual “How To Festival” on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and learn as many as 20 new things in short “how to” classes. Full information about classes and presenters is available online at www.Adelpl.org.
The Dallas County Library Association and 4 R Kids ECI are hosting a Dallas County Toddler Festival on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the community building at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. We’ll have two hours of free activities dedicated to toddlers and their caregivers, including visitors from the Blank Park Zoo and the Science Center of Iowa. Each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival.
We had so much fun watching “Sixteen Candles” in March that we decided to watch another John Hughes film in April. We’ll be viewing “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at our next Classic Movie Monday on April 14 at 2 p.m.
Our book clubs are always welcoming new people to our fun-filled discussions. The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, April 10 at noon to talk about the novel “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. The Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to talk about the novel “The Watch” by Joydeep Roy-Bhatacharya.
Local knitting aficionados Lorinda Inman and Glenance Shank will present a program on antique Circular Sock Knitting Machines (CSM). These machines were very popular during WWI when women made socks for the soldiers in the trenches of Europe. On Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Glenance and Lorinda will share information about the history and usage of these fascinating machines.
Our annual Friends of the Adel Public Library Luncheon will be on Saturday, April 26 at noon with a program to follow at 1 p.m. This year we are pleased to welcome local historian Earl Short from the Des Moines Streetcar Friends who will present a program called “Trolleying Through Des Moines.” Short’s father was a motorman for the streetcars, and Short recently initiated an exhibit on streetcars at the State Historical Society of Iowa. Please contact the library to make your reservations for the luncheon by Thursday, April 24.
April is our last month of regular weekly children’s activities which end on Thursday, May 1, and do not resume until the start of our Summer Reading program in June.
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St. • 993-3512
Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.