Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Nov 18
Saturday 10:30 am
Join us for a Tai Chi class with instructor Jan Bennett. Specializing in arthritis and falls prevention, this class can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

Cyber Security Awareness Training

Dec 5
Tuesday 2:00 pm
The State of Iowa-Information Security Officer, Alison Radl, will provide cyber security awareness at the North Side Library. This 30 minute training session will cover the basics of cyber security awareness for the general public and allow time for questions and answers. In addition security awareness handouts will be provided to participants. Space is limited. Please preregister online at or call 515-283-4152 press 3.

A Georgian Looks at Sherman: What He Sees May Surprise You

Nov 14
Tuesday 1:30 pm
Professor Richard McMurry has a B.A. in history from the Virginia Military Institute and two advanced degrees from Emory University. He is an independent historian who frequently lectures on the Civil War. He an engaging and entertaining speaker. An author of many books including: John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence, Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History, his newest book, An Uncompromising Secessionist: The Civil War Papers of George Knox Miller and more. Space is limited.

Agua para Chocolate/Water for Chocolate

Dec 14
Thursday 1:30 pm
Join us for an event inspired by the book Like Water for Chocolate to meet your neighbors through an exchange of food and recipes. Register and bring a sample of a family favorite to share!

Acompañennos para un evento inspirado por el libro Como agua para chocolate para conocer a sus vecinos por medio de un intercambio de comida y recetas. ¡Registrese y traiga un platillo favorito de su familia para compartir!

What if civility ruled the world?

Civility, or lack thereof, is what defines a society. What is the norm in how we treat other people, particularly when there is disagreement or tension? Come and join the conversation with Connie Ryan, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa to explore this time of incivility. But more importantly, how do we move forward toward a more civil atmosphere in the public square?

CANCELED: Tea with Beatrix Potter

Sep 21
Thursday 4:00 pm

Join us for tea and treats to celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with Joyce Miller, a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. Joyce will share a presentation and recent publications from her private collection on Miss Potter. Space is limited. Please register by calling 515-283-4152 or stop by the library.
Adults only. No child supervision provided.

Healthy Gifts from the Kitchen

Participants will make their own "Friendship Soup Mix" and package it in an attractively-decorated mason jar. Sample healthy hot cocoa while ISU Extension Agent Mary Krisco discusses a dozen ideas for making food gifts that taste good, but aren't loaded with empty calories. All supplies are provided free, but be sure to preregister early, as this program is limited to twenty adults. Each adult may share the experience by bringing one child over the age of nine.


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