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Holiday Closings

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The library will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and the 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. The library will re-open on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017.  Thank you and have a great holiday! We will close early on Sunday, December … Continued

Closed Thanksgiving

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The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The library will re-open on Friday, November 24, 2017.  Thank you and have a great holiday!  

The Murder of Eunice Rockefeller

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The richest man in US history. Wounded Confederate soldiers. Jealousy. MURDER. On May 12, 1864, Edward Rockefeller returned to Keokuk, Iowa from a nine-month trip. Two days later, Eunice Rockefeller was dead from a gunshot wound. The Murder of Eunice … Continued

Trick or Treat at Musser Library

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Stop by the library Children’s Department during trick-or-treat hours (5:30 to 7:30 pm) on October 31st and pick up a small treat and a make and take ghost. Happy Halloween from all of us here at Musser Library!

Events in New Locations, June 20 through 24

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Until Musser Library can re-open to the public, programming will take place elsewhere. Tuesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 24, children’s programming will take place at Wesley Methodist Church on 4th and Iowa. Parking in the lot at the Wesley … Continued

Library Closed Temporarily

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Musser Library sustained water damage after the roof was punctured during Saturday’s severe weather. The Library is closed temporarily until further notice. Please hold onto any library materials you have checked out instead of returning them at this time. We … Continued

Mother’s Day Craft-Celebration

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Join us Sunday, May 7th for a free book flower craft project in honor of Mother’s Day! This program is intended for adults, teens, and children 5th grade and up. We hope to see you there! 

Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place

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Join us for a riveting presentation by researcher Russ Fry as he dives into the history of Chief Black Hawk and the mystery that surrounds his remains. The program will be held Monday, March 27th at 5:30 at Musser Library … Continued

Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is coming up! 6th through 12th graders are invited to make a 3 to 5 minute book-related video for the QC Area-wide competition! See your movie on the big screen at the Putnam and compete for cash … Continued

Valentine Heart Shaped Coffee Filter Wreath

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Adults, come spice up your door decor with a beautiful coffee filter wreath. We provide the supplies and show you how to make it, so come and have a “heart to heart” with us on Saturday, February 11th from 1:00-4:00 … Continued

Holiday Book Tree Folding

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Adults, come make a book tree on Friday, December 16th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Bring a favorite book you don’t mind taking apart, or we will supply them! You may bring a child, significant other, or friend to the event! The … Continued

NaNoWriMo Novel Write-In Sessions

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Musser Public Library is proud to host write in sessions for National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo participants will meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, and further their plots. Bring laptops or notepads for a creative and frantic … Continued

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell & The Iowa Underground Railroad

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“Preacher,” “congressman,” “negro-stealer:” Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was called all of those things during his life. He was called a negro-stealer because he participated in the Iowa Underground Railroad. J.B. Grinnell and other Grinnell residents helped at least 37 fugitive slaves … Continued

An Afternoon of Memoirs

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Relive your memories and journey to the past with Shirley and Ray Hendrickson, two Iowan authors, as they share experiences from the time they owned The Mission House, a bed and breakfast in Iowa City. Join us here at Musser … Continued

BUS-eum

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It’s a bus! It’s a museum! It’s Iowa history, and you can find it parked in front of the Musser Library on Saturday, April 9th, between 10 am and 5 pm. Sponsored by Musser Public Library and the Museum of … Continued

Build Your World

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“Build Your World at Musser Library,” sponsored by Friends of Musser Library, included multiple presenters and volunteers. Altogether, 1015 people came through the doors to attend, present, or display their creations at “Build Your World” on January 8 and 9, … Continued

Santa’s Visit

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Santa will be visiting Musser Library from 11 am to noon on Saturday, December 19. Children can drop by to spend a few minutes chatting with Santa or taking photos.

Star Wars is Coming!

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If you are one of the people eagerly awaiting the new Star Wars… come check out our display of books and movies! Take a selfie with our loyal stormtrooping readers!

Fall Reading Program–Build Your World!

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Kids can earn a free LEGO minifigure simply by checking out and reading 10 Musser Library books, from now until January 1. Come into the library to pick up a reading log!

Sparkplugs: Adventure Calls

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Sparkplugs Family Literacy Program, for ages 4 through 8 plus families, always features a solid snack, a good story,and hands-on learning! This fall’s first six-week session also has kids trying out a GoPro to record a bit of each week’s … Continued