Adult Halloween Costume & Dance Sat 11/2/2019 7-11pm

Adult Halloween Costume & Dance

Atkins Legion Hall

Sat Nov 2nd, 2019

7pm to 11pm Adults only

$10 per person and $15 per Couple

Atkins Community Club 2019 Halloween Party

Atkins Community Club 2019 Halloween Party

Sunday, October 27th, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

We welcome everyone to come to the annual Atkins Halloween Party at the Legion Hall!  Free refreshments popcorn, cookies, bars and punch.  Your donation of cookies and bars is greatly appreciated.  Please drop them off at the Legion Hall an time after 2:00pm.

Costume Judging Contest starts at 4:00 pm

0-2 Years old

3-5 Years old

6-9 Years old

10-14 Years old

Group and Most Original

Atkins Women’s Club Annual Soup Dinner

Atkins Women’s Club Annual Soup Dinner

October 27th, 2019 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Atkins Legion Hall ( Downstairs).  We will be serving homemade chicken noodle, chili and creamy potato soups.  Also assorted salads, breadsticks and an assortment of bars and desserts.  The cost will be $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for 5-12 and 4 and under is free.  We will have containers and takeout orders will be welcome if you wish.  This year we are coordination with the ACC and their Annual Halloween party.  The Public is welcome as are the attendees of the Halloween party.

Central Lutheran Fall Brunch

Central Lutheran School Fall Brunch

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Central Lutheran School

310 3rd St W

Newhall, IA 52315

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Fruit and Rolls.  Free Will Donation.  All Proceeds benefit the CLS PTL.  Supplemental Funds provided by Thrivent Financial Services.  Quilt Raffle: $1 a tickets for $5.  Quilt donated by St. Stephen’s Nimble Fingers Quilters, Carryout Available.

Atkins Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Atkins Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Sunday, November 10th 2019

2pm to 4pm at the Fire Station

Crafter’s Connection is back!!! November 16th 2019

Crafter’s Connection is back!!!

Mark your calendars for November 16, 2019!

Yes, it’s that time again! CRAFTER’S CONNECTION will once again be back with a great show of arts and crafts offered by some of Eastern Iowa’s best crafters. You will find a variety of handmade items from some very talented people. Make a day of it shopping for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions or just because. Enjoy a great lunch provided by the American Legion Auxiliary. I am also looking for new vendors to display their handmade crafts. Please contact me as soon as possible to secure your booth. For more information, or if you would like to participate, contact Pam Duball 319-981-7755.

New 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar

New 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar

City of Atkins Mayor’s News

Mayor will be at City Hall October 12th and 26th at 9am to talk with you about questions or concerns residents may have. Anyone is welcome. Some items the City is Working on is renewing the floodplain management ordinance. This is part of the Flood Insurance Program at the Federal and State Level. New Flood Maps are available and will become effective at the end of 2019. Information is available in the Atkins Library or contact City Hall Offices.

The Census 2020 work is ramping up. Jobs are available now for the Census. The Census is a primary factor when money is allocated to Cities across the nation. The City receives funds from several sources based on population, so an accurate count is important to City funding. Money for streets for example is provided to the City based on population so I encourage all residents to participate in the Census 2020 when the information is available. Each address will be contacted to participate by mail, online, or in person.

Atkins Public Library News

Atkins Library now has an online card catalog. Check out www.atkins.lib.ia.us

The Atkins Library has received several large monetary donations from area citizens. We are currently in the process of acquiring new shelving for the young adult and adult fiction areas and this winter a new book case will be added to the children’s area and hopefully the junior fiction area. Our fast growing community has allowed us to expand our collections to meet the needs of our citizens. These donations will help offset the cost of these new shelving units. Thank you for your continued support!

October Book Club book is “All The Summer Girls” by Meg Donahue. The Book Club meets on the second Monday, October 14th, at 2 pm in the Atkins Library.

The Atkins Library website is being changed. It will be implemented in late September or early October. The Iowa State Library controls the current website and is changing to a new format to make it more user friendly not only for patrons but for the librarians that input information. Accessing the website will be the same.

“Steam To Go” kits have arrived. These kits are designed to expand children’s exploration of advanced learning at their grade level. These kits contain a book, and other items such as a game, flash cards, and building components. We encourage parents along with their children to come in and explore these kits. At this time the kits are not available for check out.

The number of letters sent for book fines have dropped considerable since implementation. With your help we have updated patron accounts so that everyone is receiving either an email or text 2 days prior to due date of items. If you are not receiving either an email or text please contact the Atkins Library at 319-446-7676 to update your account.

Atkins Public Library 446-7676