Due Dates Extended

Due to weather conditions on Friday, all library materials with due dates of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be extended until Tuesday, Jan. 21. In addition, pickup dates for items on hold will also be extended until Tuesday.

Upcoming Events

Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

January 22, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Central Library Imagination Station
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. Following the program...

Disclaimer(s)

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

January 22, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Toddlers and caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, occasional crafts and a little playtime with Miss Janee. For toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Forest Avenue Calming Room

January 22, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Study Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Study Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

January 22, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Central Library Imagination Station
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

January 22, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Event Details Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Storytime

January 22, 2020
10:15am - 11:00am
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, movement and more! ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Power Play!

January 22, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Adults and children can play together in an environment set up to promote all areas of development through open ended active play focused on the 5 Simple Steps to Success strategies of read, write, sing, play and talk. Join us for 60 minutes of Power...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

January 22, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Event Details Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Crafternoon: Paper Lanterns

January 22, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with some crafty paper lanterns in the children's area! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

January 22, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics, online Library resources, email­­­, and more.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Art in the Library: Paper Flashlight Art

January 22, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Create an art project that magically displays your drawings using a paper "flashlight."  Art in the Library is for children ages 6-12 and requires preregistration.  Younger siblings may attend if accompanied by an adult.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

B.A.M. (Books, Art, Make): Create a Knotted Fleece Scarf

January 22, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Imagination Station
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Create your own colorful knotted scarf to keep the cold winds away this winter! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Youth Makerspace

January 22, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us every Wednesday as we explore different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities.  Grades 3-8.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Family/Team Puzzle Challenge

January 22, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us for a spirited night of puzzle piecing competition! Each team will work the same 100-piece puzzle, competing against a 60 minute clock to be the quickest to complete it....or to come really close! The three fastest teams will select a th...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

January 22, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

January 23, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
 Join Miss Janee for stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and occasional crafts/activities that build literacy and kindergarten-readiness skills. Ages three to five. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

January 23, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in p...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

January 23, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Storytime

January 23, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
On Thursdays, children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs together, followed by a period of free play or drawing. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Power Play

January 23, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Adults and children play together in an environment set up to promote all areas of development through open ended active play focused on the 5 Simple Steps to Success strategies of read, write, sing, play and talk.  Join us for 60 minutes of Pow...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

January 23, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us at the Franklin Library for open play and more! Meet families with other young children, check out our awesome picture books, and engage in the five simple steps to success - Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk! We will have a variety of t...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

January 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Visit us every Thursday afternoon to receive guidance in searching for jobs. We will use Google Tools to help you create an email account, build a simple resume, and apply for jobs. Please preregister by signing up online or by calling 283-4152 Pres...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Winter Survival with Polk County Conservation

January 23, 2020
4:00pm - 4:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Learn about migration, hibernation, and other ways animals survive the winter with special guest, Polk County Conservation. This program is recommended for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories, Songs, and Stretches!® (Yoga de Cuentos y Canciones Bilingüe)

January 23, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us for a fun bilingual program that is inspired by Yoga, and informed by science. We will focus on basic Yoga poses, as well as yoga-inspired movement and stillness to support your child’s early learning. Please wear comfortable clothing and br...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Food in Little Women with Wini Moranville

January 23, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Event Details:
Wini Moranville, author of The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes from the March Sisters and Their Friends and Family, discusses the importance of food in the novel Little Women as well as 19th century America. Food lovingly cooked and happily s...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Election of 2020: Looking Back, Looking Forward

January 23, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Following the surprising 2016 presidential election, the 2018 midterm election produced a result that dismayed some and pleased others. Dr. Dennis Goldford's presentation will explore what happened, likely explanations and, with an eye toward the 202...
This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Fridays

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
The LEGO bricks will be available in the Children's Area, so bring your imagination and get ready to build. ...