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Beginner Genealogy

September 4th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Central Library
This is an introduction workshop to learn the basics for locating and researching information about your family history. Bring your lunch and enjoy an hour with a member of the Iowa Genealogical Society.

South Side Book Discussion

September 4th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
South Side Library

Join us for a discussion of Call the Midwife, by Jennifer Worth. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.

Beginnings Music for Children

September 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library

Join Natalie Steenson from the Iowa Youth Chorus’ Beginnings Early Childhood Music Program and get ready for movement, singing, dancing and instrument playing with your child and learn how music benefits the young child. There will be a drawing for a free door prize. Please preregister for this program.

America's Music 2

September 9th, 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Music styles that originated in the United States during the twentieth century are the subject of America's Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9. Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Registration for the entire series is required. 

Central VolunTeens

September 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Teens in 6th through 12th Grade can come and volunteer their time to help with various library projects. Please stop by the Central Youth Desk for an application form and have it signed by a parent or guardian prior to your first meeting.

Multicultural Fall Festival

September 13th (All day)
Forest Avenue Library

All are welcome to the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library Multicultural Fall Festival! There will be games, live performances,a book sale, parade, and much more! The event runs from 11:00 to 3:00 outside the Library and at Evelyn Davis Park.

Sewing Buttons: Collecting and Crafting

September 13th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
North Side Library

Come hear a little about the history and mystery of fascinating and fun sewing buttons from around the world. There will be several displays of buttons and button books. Every attendee will receive a sampler packet of buttons in a variety of materials, all identified to enable new learners to identify their own buttons at home.

Forest Avenue Book Discussion

September 15th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Library

Join us for a discussion of A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. All are welcome!

Adult Book Discussion Book

September 15th, 2:00pm to 3:15pm
East Side Library

We will be discussing Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Copies may be picked up at the library. Treats provided.

Book Discussion

September 16th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
North Side Library

We will be reading Still Alice, by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library.

Artsy Kids-Tie Dyeing Fun

September 17th, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Kids in grades 3-8 can start off the school year by experimenting with tie dyeing. We will provide the supplies, you just need to show up ready to get messy. Please preregister for this program.

Furry Tales: South Side

September 27th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
South Side Library

Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to read with Caper, the therapy dog, at the library. Caper is a friendly Pembroke Welsh Corgi who loves to hear stories! Walk in and sign up for a session in the children's area!

Sunday Funday: Apple Coffee Filter Art

September 28th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Stop by the Children's area at Central to mix colors using markers, waters, and coffee filters, and an apple shape! Supplies will be provided, bring your imagination.

Wally Lamb

Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

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