Community education

learn about everything from physics to history to music


To Bucket Courses

Welcome To Bucket Courses

everything you want to learn before you kick the bucket

Bucket Courses are free educational programs held at the public library and coordinated through a group dedicated to life-long learning – Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and a team of great volunteers. 

This series of weekly classes explores specific topics taught by experts in their fields, including Grinnell College professors, medical professionals, and career scientists. Topics have included history, psychiatry, music, science, biotechnology, philosophy, theatre, astronomy, religion, and classics.

All Classes Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am | Caulkins Community Room at Drake Community Library
No preregistration required | No fee for attendance
Shuchi Kapila, Professor of English, Grinnell College


View a list of our previous Bucket Courses presenters.

Course group and presnter


Watch videos of previous Bucket Courses online.

books in a library

Art Heimann/
Joanne Bunge Book Fund

A memorial book fund was established at Drake Community Library to honor these early Bucket Course advocates.

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