Cheap Eats with Your Slow Cooker

Apr 23
Thursday 11:30 am
It's Money Smart Week! Join Mary Krisco, from Polk County Extension, and learn about using a slow cooker safely, adapting regular recipes to a slow cooker, and choosing healthy slow cooker recipes. No food will be prepared during the program, but we will get to sample some slow cooker chili! Healthy Slow Cooker Recipe booklets will also be available for purchase. Space is limited, so please preregister online at, or call 515-283-4152.

Cosplay 101

May 4
Monday 5:30 pm
Mandi Arthur-Struss, costume designer and cosplay enthusiast, will share her experience and enthusiasm for CosPlay. What is CosPlay? It is wearing a costume based on a character from a movie, book, or video game. Mandi will share cosplay history, techniques, and construction tips. Join her in Meeting Room 3 at 5:30.

Free Advice for Your Device

Feb 21
Saturday 10:00 am
Get the lowdown on your library's downloadables! Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Pre-register.

Conversations & Coffee

May 7
Thursday 2:00 pm
English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. This program is open to all levels of English speakers and activities will be provided to prompt and encourage conversation. For additional information please contact Jon Hobbs at


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