Calendar

Sep
25
Mon
Library Board Meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm
Sep
27
Wed
Story Time @ Van Meter Public Library
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts.

Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Sep
29
Fri
Friday Movie Matinee @ Van Meter Public Library
Sep 29 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday afternoon is movie time!  A kid-friendly movie will be shown each Friday.

Sep
30
Sat
Van Meter Public Library closing early – 12:00 p.m. @ Van Meter Public Library
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Van Meter Visitor Festival @ Van Meter, IA
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Schedule:
2:00 p.m. – Festival Begins
2:30 p.m. – Will & Jacquelyn Conkel
“Farrar, Iowa and the Paranormal”
3:15 p.m. – Rae Hughes
“Buxton: A Lost Ghost Town”
4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Tour led by Chad Lewis
“Retracing a Week of Terror”
5:30 p.m. – Nathan Leete
“Malvern Manor”
6:15 p.m. – Kevin Lee Nelson
“Recent Sightings of Winged Creatures”
7:00 p.m. – Chad Lewis
“Unearthing the Visitor”
7:45 p.m. – Evening Tour led by Chad Lewis
“Retracing a Week of Terror”
8:30 p.m. – Festival Ends

Oct
3
Tue
Author Visit – Mike Flinn @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mike is from Adel and will be talking about the Adel bank robbery and his book Most Exciting Day. Mike has written several books about the area and would love to visit with you.

About Mike – I came to the writing game late, after spending the greater part of my life in other pursuits. I have always had an interest in history and genealogy and especially Civil War history. I also have a great interest in the history of my little corner of the world, Adel and Dallas County, Iowa. I wrote my first book after retiring and running out of things to do quicker than I, or my dear wife, thought. I spent a cold Iowa winter at my computer researching and writing “Most Exciting Day,” the story of an actual 1895 bank robbery in my hometown of Adel, Iowa. After getting away with that (and actually receiving some accolades), I wrote “A Soldier’s Bounty” a historical fiction novel. The book was well received by those that read it (mostly family and friends and friends of friends) but several readers asked “But what happened to…?” In order to answer that question for these people who had been kind enough to read my work and comment on it, I wrote “The Silent Cannons.” Since writing these three works, without any member of my family trying to have me declared mentally unstable, I am now working on another story that continues with the family of my first two stories. This next story takes them into the period of 1917/1918 and world war 1. It delves into the war and the great Spanish Flu outbreak that accompanied it. True, it was a sad and tragic time, but, as with my other projects, I have “snuck a little humor into the story.” I hope to continue writing as long as I have readers. After all, we have the Great Depression, WW2, the 50’s, the 60’s and etc. to explore. I just have to keep taking my Geritol so I can live long enough to write it.

Oct
4
Wed
Story Time @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts.

Tween/Teen Crafting @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon be creative at the library!

Oct
6
Fri
Friday Movie Matinee @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 6 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday afternoon is movie time!  A kid-friendly movie will be shown each Friday.