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LEGO City Build It Challenge

June 30th, 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Central Library
Can you create a city with LEGOS? Join other kids and create a city with LEGOS! Kids can listen to a LEGO City story while they build! We'll display your creations in the Imagination Station.

Debbie Doo Wop and Dynamite Dan

June 30th, 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Come to the library for a special musical performance by Debbie Doo Wop and Dynamite Dan. Their energetic and interactive concert will have you tapping your toes and dancing in your seat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library.

Terrific Thursdays

July 2nd, 10:00am to 4:00pm
North Side Library

Every Thursday during the Summer Reading Program there will be a special do-it-yourself craft or activity in the Children's Area. Stop in and see what we are doing today. The activity will be available until supplies run out.

Kids Book Club

July 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Join us for our monthly Kids Book Club at the East Side Library. Children ages 8-12 are invited to read Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea. Copies of the book are available at the East Side Information Desk.

Secret Agent 101

July 7th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to complete the activity checkpoints and earn your secret agent badge. Good Luck! Ages 5-10. Registration required.

Forest Ave. Library 23rd Anniversary

July 13th, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Forest Avenue Library

Help us celebrate Forest Ave. Library's 23rd Anniversary. Come see our newly refurbished Tower in front of the library and enjoy some light refreshments!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Party

July 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Calling all Percy Jackson and Greek mythology fans! Join us from 4-5pm for Percy-inspired games, activities, and trivia. Event will take place in stations throughout the Children's Area.

Registration is not required but groups of 10 or more are asked to call 248-6420.

Iowa State Fair: Looking Past and Present

July 20th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Central Library

Former Fair Marketing Director Kathie Swift looks at the upcoming Iowa State Fair, the jewel in Iowa's crown, and shares highlights of her past 27 years. She will update you with news of Fair Tour 2015, coming up August 13-23, and review past celebrations from her tenure, 1978-2004. This year's Fair invites you to "Find a New Path"; Kathie plans to amble down Memory Lane, sharing short stories from the past. A great program for Fair lovers who know "Nothing Compares!"

End of Summer Reading Carnival

July 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with our superhero themed carnival! There will be games, prizes, a craft, and refreshments.

Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip

July 23rd, 9:30am to 11:30am
Central Library

Come see IPTV Kid's Clubhouse Host Dan Wardell greet kids and families as part of his 9th Annual Reading Road Trip! Kids can listen to a fun, interactive story and Dan will encourage your child to read more, play outdoors, use their imagination, and eat healthy foods!

Preservation 101

July 28th, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Mary Krisco, Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Health, ISU Extension Office, will present a program on home canning and preserving. She will show a PowerPoint presentation and will bring examples of the appliances, containers, and utensils needed to get started.

Summer Reading Finale with the Belin Quartet!

July 31st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Central Library

Bring your family and join the Youth Department on the Library Lawn to hear music from the Belin Quartet! Listen to superhero-themed music selections, make crafts and more! Fun for the whole family!