Harry Houdini
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Harry Houdini

Houdini!

His Life

His Magic!

Duffy Hudson will perform live here at the Vinton Public Library in this fascinating one man show. The Great Houdini shares his secrets of success his obsession with magic, the occult and the amazing stunts that drove him to an early grave.

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Craft Beer Tasting Festival
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Craft Beer Tasting Festival

Be part of Vinton, Iowa's first Craft Beer Festival! This is your chance to sample a large variety of beers from local breweries as well as your favorite distributors. Always wanted to try that IPA or Cider? Here's your chance! 

Get a commemorative glass with your free-will donation. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to the Vinton Public Library.

This event is for adults 21 years or older. Try a new brew while you play Cornhole and hang out with your friends! 

**DISCLAIMER: No outside alcohol will be permitted. Event will occur rain or shine. ALL PERSONS ATTENDING must be at least 21 years of age. IDs will be checked upon entrance to the Festival. ALL ATTENDEES must bring valid identification: No ID, no admittance, no exceptions. We reserve the right to refuse to serve any attendee. Please drink responsibly. NO BEER OR ALCOHOL OF ANY TYPE WILL BE FOR SALE at the event. Food from the Benton County Cattlemen will be available for purchase, and is not included in your donation.

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Gingerbread Contest
Nov
27
9:00 AM09:00

Gingerbread Contest

Drop off begins on the 27th of November                                                                                Judging will be held on December 9th                                                                                          Pick-up is December 18-21

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Local Author, Dr. Barbara Fox
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Local Author, Dr. Barbara Fox

We welcome Dr. Barbara Fox to the Vinton Public Library on September 27th at 6:30 for a program and her first book signing!  Barbara's book will be available to purchase at The Vinton Public Library for this evening only for $10.

The Infinite Bond is a true story of life, love, and loss between three beautiful Arabian horses and their caretaker, Dr. Barbara Fox. If you have ever wondered how strong the bond is between animals, as well as between animals and people, this story depicts the true emotional connection they form. Each horse came into Barbara’s guardianship in a unique way. The common thread in each of their journeys was their need for a forever home, someone to love them for who they were and not for their looks or their show winnings. In turn, the horses taught Barbara profound lessons about relationships, forgiveness, and empathy. Even in the darkest times of her life, the three boys provided unconditional love and acceptance just with their presence. As each horse ages and the time to depart his earthly existence approaches, you’ll learn how powerfully their emotions can be expressed. If you don’t believe animals show emotions, this book is proof that they do. The Infinite Bond may make you laugh, sympathize, and cry as you read through the pages. Perhaps you’ll see a little bit of yourself and your animals here too.

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2017 Iowa Honey Queen
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

2017 Iowa Honey Queen

The 2017 Iowa Honey Queen, Carly Raye Vannoy, will be sharing about honeybees, honey, beekeeping, and beyond during her presentation. Participants will learn about the superorganism of honeybees, how bees make mummies, the strange use of beehives in medieval Europe, the color of mystery honey, and so much more! Come find out why we want to save the bees, and how we can make that happen!

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