Vision Orange City: Public Meeting

Vision begins here and we want you to be a part of it. Our leadership and leading programs will showcase their updates and how they are working to make Orange City more beneficial to all. Come see how working together can solve problems, create new opportunities, and inspire others to do the same.
Greetings from the Mayor followed by updates from:

  • Orange City Dev. Corp.
  • Orange City Parks & Rec
  • Orange City Public Library
  • Prairie Winds Event Center
  • Landsmeer Golf Course
  • Orange City Arts Council
  • Orange City Area Daycare Center
  • Orange City Chamber of Commerce
  • Tulip Festival Committee
  • Dutch Heritage Boosters
  • Sioux County Historical Society

When: November 12, 6:30 -8:00 pm   Where: Prairie Winds Event Center

Pushing the Limits

Orange City Public Library will host a free reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits.  The library is one of 100 rural public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series.  Pushing the Limits brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world.

Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world.  We want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware, and we create stories to bring those dreams to life.  But many of those stories are no longer just stories; and with great new advances in science and technology, we are finding ways in which all of us are able to push the limits every day.

The Pushing the Limits program will explore these ideas in discussions that will include feature film quality videos and recommended popular books. The overarching theme is one of real people, real stories and real science.

A group discussion event will be held on the following topics and books:

– MOTION:  Lisa Ko, The Leavers  – April 24 6:30 pm

– HERITAGE:  Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: an eater’s manifesto  – May 29 6:30 pm

Local Partners:

Melanie Nyhof is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northwestern College

Tonya Huenink is a registered dietician and founder of Meal Squeeze.

Our partners will lead a discussion of the books and videos of author interviews and human interest stories. To obtain copies of program materials, please contact Amanda Vazquez.

This national program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University– with generous funding from the National Science Foundation. 

Library Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.

Renew materials, place reserves, and find ebooks and audiobooks online through our catalog.




Adult Book Club- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Adult Book Club will meet on May 8 at 5:30 pm to discuss The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.


Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

Take a Trip on the Hogwarts Express

Come to Platform 9-3/4 at the library and be transported to Hogwarts. Spend your morning being sorted into your house, playing Quidditch, making wands, and lots more. See you at Hogwarts!

windmill park jewelers hosts chamber coffee

Join us for Chamber Coffee at Windmill Park Jewelers May 25 at 9:30 AM

Going Global Export Assistance Seminar

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Registration and details available at

Pre-registration is required by May 21, 2018, as seating is limited. Registration is nonrefundable; however, a replacement for your representative may attend.

Contact Northwest Iowa Development representative, Kathy Hill at 515-229-5712 or, with questions.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn or update your knowledge of export basics, and network with valuable resource providers to expand your organization’s international capabilities.

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. – Seminar hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Location: Northwest Iowa Community College, Building C, Room 328, 603 W. Park Street, Sheldon, Iowa

  • Cost $25 per person and includes all materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.


    • Export Overview from a Corporate Perspective
    • INCOTERMS® 2010
    • Importance of Distributor Agreements
    • Trade Finance Solutions
    • NAFTA Trends
    • Global Iowa Export Award Presentation

    Resource Table Speed Dating

    • Cozen O’Connor
    • International Trade Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Northwest Iowa Development
    • Scarbrough International
    • Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.


    • Mr. Steve Meyer, Export Operation Manager, Staples Promotional Products
    • Ms. Peggy Kerr, Team Leader, International Trade Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Mr. Steve Dickinson, Co-Chair International Practice, Cozen O’Connor
    • Mr. Curt Hanson, Principal, Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.
    • Mr. Kevin Ekstrand, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Scarborough International
    • Ms. Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Lt. Governor Adam Gregg (invited)

    Hosted by Northwest Iowa Development in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority

Library Board Meeting

The Orange City Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting. Agenda will be posted in the library and can be accessed  here: Library Board Meeting Agenda May 2018

free e-recycling program

The Cities of Orange City & Alton are cosponsoring a free e-recycling program that will accept computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards & mice, smaller batteries and TV’s. Sorry, car batteries and light bulbs are not allowed. Items can be dropped off at Alton City Hall, 905 3rd Avenue on Friday, May 4, 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.


Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children 6 months – 3 years and their caregivers, followed by free play time. There is also a fun craft each week to create and you receive a FREE book at the end of each 6-week session. This fall there are two 6 week sessions: 1/18– 2/22 and 3/29 – 5/3.