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Books available for Decorah All-City Read: "Being Mortal"

@@Decorah Public Library

What if everyone in Decorah read the same book at the same time? That’s the idea behind Decorah’s All-City Read, a reading program organized by Decorah Public Library Director Lorraine Borowski to bring neighbors together and build a sense of camaraderie and community while promoting literacy and discussion. One city, one book.

As the time of death approaches, individuals and families are often faced with difficult personal decisions that seem to pit quality…

Contact: Contact: Kristin Torresdal


Kinderhaus Preschool has Openings Available


Kinderhaus Preschool has openings available for children ages 3-6 this fall. Choose from 2, 3, or 5 mornings a week, 8:45-12:15. Scholarships are available.

Kinderhaus is a Waldorf-inspired, outdoor preschool and kindergarten for 3-6 year olds in Decorah, Iowa, that provides a warm and nurturing environment for young children in our community to learn.

Kinderhaus strives to develop the whole child: emotionally, socially, artistically, and cognitively. Our goal is simple: to create…

Contact: Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks


Holiday Art Fair

- December 6

@ArtHaus & ArtHaus Studio

DATE: December 4-6
TIME: Friday, 4-7pm, Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm
COST: Free
LOCATION: ArtHaus and ArtHaus Studio

Start or finish your holiday shopping while supporting local artists! Shop for jewelry, pottery, baskets, fiber work and much more. Your handmade purchases support the local economy as well as our gifted community of artists.

Contact: Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440


Spring Wedding


We are wanting to have a spring wedding outdoors here in Decorah when all the trees and flowers are in spring bloom. Does anyone happen to remember when everything was in full bloom this past spring?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


Park Rec. Fall Brochure available August 14

Decorah Park-Rec fall activity brochures will be available Friday, August 14, on or at the Park-Rec. Office, local banks and fitness centers, Decorah Library and Decorah Chamber of Commerce. Activities include Play Pals, Parent/Toddler Game Time, Sports for Shorts, Flag Football, Spikesters Volleyball, Game Plan, Hoopsters, Sharp Shooters and Intro to Taekwondo

Contact: Decorah Park-Rec., (563) 382-4158,,


Support Faster Internet in Decorah!

@Decorah City Hall

Show your support for improved Internet service in Decorah by attending the Decorah City Council meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday, August 17th at Decorah City Hall.

Decorah Fast Fiber, a ballot issue campaign committee working to improve Internet service in Decorah, will present petition signatures to the Decorah City Council at it’s August meeting. Decorah Fast Fiber has collected over 500 signatures of support from Decorah residents.

The petition requests the…

Contact: Jim Fritz at


Hand Pollination Volunteer Opportunity

@Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road


Assist Seed Savers Exchange Staff with the hand pollination of heritage corn varieties. Volunteer Opportunity includes bagging shoots and tassels, collecting pollen, and making pollinations. This is an ideal opportunity for detail oriented team players with the ability to count to 100 and willingness to help plants procreate. Biological literacy is beneficial. Training is provided, as is gratitude, fresh air, comradery, farmers tan to make you the envy of all your friends, and trivia…

Contact: If interested, please contact Jeanine at


Time for Technology

@Decorah Public Library

As part of the Summer Reading Program, 9 -12 year olds are invited to join us for Time for Technology on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 1:30 pm Test your knowledge of the United States and the World as we investigate maps and geography using child-friendly iPad apps.

Space is limited to 12 children. Please register, in advance, by contacting Joan Roach, Children’s and Youth Librarian, at 382-3717 or

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