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Forest Avenue Calming Room

October 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Study Room
Age Group: 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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Storytime

October 23, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and more!...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Art in the Library: Rock Photo Holders

October 23, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
This month's project will take rocks and turn them into a place to display your pictures. Ages 6-12. Younger siblings may attend if accompanied by an adult. Please preregister for this program. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

B.A.M. Halloween Special: Felt Animal Masks

October 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Start your Halloween costume with an animal mask made from felt that you have to cut and glue. Younger children will need help to complete this project. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please register to guarantee supplies. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Youth Makerspace-Kinetic Sand

October 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Kinetic Sand is magical, moldable and mesmerizing sand! Mix it, cut it, squish it, and let it flow. The creative possibilities are endless with Kinetic Sand! Ages 8-12....
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

October 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth-Preschool
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....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pumpkin Storytime for Preschoolers!

October 24, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Storytimes
Event Details:
Today we will celebrate Fall with a special storytime all about Pumpkins! After storytime, decorate a mini pumpkin and make a craft to take home. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

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

October 24, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
East Side Library
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: 10
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 bri...

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

SCI Code Camp: Robotics

October 24, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Forest Avenue Library
Registration
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join the Science Center of Iowa for the second in a three-part camp series. In this class students will learn new coding skills to program robotics kits like Sphero and Hummingbird. They will brainstorm ideas and utilize this technology to bring thei...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia

October 24, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Celebremos El Dia de Las Naciones Unidas con canciones, rhymes, songs and crafts in Spanish and English. Estaremos creando arte con frijoles (Bean Art). ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Fridays

October 25, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
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....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales

October 25, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us on the last Friday of each month to read to an Animal Rescue League TheraPet!...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Crafting

October 25, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us at the North Side Library to create spooky crafts. We will be making skeletons, bats, and ghosts! While supplies last....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

All Day
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Visit the Children's Area October 26-31 to take part in our Spooky Scavenger Hunt. Find all of the pictures and receive a prize. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Kid's Craft Day: Monster Masks

October 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Event Details:
Kids! Drop in at South from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our Kid's Craft Day! This week, kids can decorate and take home a monster mask just in time for Halloween in our Elementary Area! For youth ages 3 and up. This is a drop-in, unsupervised program. Pa...

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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.

Legos at the Library

October 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales with Shanti

October 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Come to the library and hang out with therapy dog Shanti. Shanti is a licensed therapy dog who is excited to meet some new friends. He will be in the Children's Area from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for kids to come in and read to him, give him a snuggle, or ju...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales with Caper

October 26, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Children are encouraged to read with Caper, the therapy dog, at South! Caper is a friendly Pembroke Welsh Corgi who loves to hear stories! Walk in and choose a book to read to Caper in the Children's Area! For youth ages 3-12. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Crafternoon

All Day
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Stop by the children's area at Central Library to explore, create, and play! This is an unstaffed program where activities are self-led. Parent/Guardian must be present with child. Supplies are limited....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

All Day
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Visit the Children's Area October 26-31 to take part in our Spooky Scavenger Hunt. Find all of the pictures and receive a prize. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
This Day of the Dead, come to the Franklin Avenue Library to create your own skull lamp in memory of your friends and relatives who have passed away. Ages 8-18. Este Día de los Muertos, vengan a la biblioteca Franklin Avenue para crear su propia lumi...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

All Day
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Creepy creatures are hidden around the children's section. Each one holds a letter that spells out a secret code. solve the puzzle and win a prize! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

All Day
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Visit the Children's Area October 26-31 to take part in our Spooky Scavenger Hunt. Find all of the pictures and receive a prize. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Forest Avenue Calming Room

October 28, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Study Room
Age Group: 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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Comics Creators

October 28, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales with Norm

October 28, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Come to the library and hang out with therapy dog Norm. He is a two year-old yellow lab who is excited to meet some new friends. Norm will be in the Children's Area from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for kids to come in and read to him, give him a snuggle, or just ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Flicks and Crafts - Hocus Pocus

October 28, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Double, double toil and trouble! Join us for this enchanted film and wicked craft. Movie has 95 minute runtime and PG rating. Ages 8-18. Supplies are limited; registration recommended. ...