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This event is in the "Teens" group.

South VolunTeens

October 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Teens! Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Become a VolunTeen at the South Side Library! Teens ages 12-18 can volunteer at South and complete various library projects with the youth librarian from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Applicat...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Dollar-a-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

October 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Michigan-based singer/storyteller Bill Jamerson will provide a history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal initiatives. Operating between 1933 and 1942, in Iowa alone, the CCC employed over 49,000 men between the ...
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 "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 "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 "Teens" group.

Halloween Trivia

October 28, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Compete for prizes at a spooky trivia event for teens at the North Side Library! Teams will be created at the event and snacks will be provided. ...
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. ...
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. For ages 8-18. Este Día de los Muertos, vengan a la biblioteca Franklin Avenue para crear su propia ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fright Night at the Library

October 29, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Halloween, Performances
Event Details:
Looking for a suspense-filled Halloween treat? Then join the Final Act Ensemble vintage radio group as they present their special Halloween program. You’ll hear (and see!) a re-enactment of the fright-filled radio program, Suspense, featuring live so...
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. For ages 8-18. Este Día de los Muertos, vengan a la biblioteca Franklin Avenue para crear su propia ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pokémon Card Swap

October 30, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Are you looking for a place to trade your Pokémon cards? Come to this monthly program and bring any cards you want to trade. This event is open to children ages seven to eighteen. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Zombie Makers

October 30, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Event Details:
Turn old stuffed animals, action figures, dolls, and other toys into creatures of the night. We'll have plenty of supplies to help you make the transformation. For ages 8-18 ...
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. For ages 8-18. Este Día de los Muertos, vengan a la biblioteca Franklin Avenue para crear su propia ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Nailed It for Tweens/Teens: Halloween Edition

October 31, 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Event Details:
Teens and Tweens! Do you love to decorate food? Try your hand at decorating a recreating a delectable treat with our version of the Netflix hit show "Nailed It!". Teens will have a set amount of time to build and create their own Halloween dessert ba...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Harry Potter Party

October 31, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Calling all muggles! Journey to Hogwarts for a magical adventure through the world of Harry Potter. There will be games, crafts, trivia, and activities from the Wizarding World. Come as you are, or dress as your favorite character from the books. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

SCI Code Camp: E-Textiles

October 31, 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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join the Science Center of Iowa for the third in a three-part camp series. In this class coders will use conductive thread to sew a micro-controller to a project, use coding language to program it, and create a clothing accessory that reflects their ...
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. For ages 8-18. Este Día de los Muertos, vengan a la biblioteca Franklin Avenue para crear su propia...
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. For ages 8-18. Este Día de los Muertos, vengan a la biblioteca Franklin Avenue para crear su propia...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Scholarship Search 101

November 2, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you a high school junior or senior who's looking for ways to pay for college? Visit South and attend our Teen Scholarship Search 101 session from 11:00 AM to Noon! Attendees can learn where and how to search for scholarships for college! Learn ab...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit n' Stitch

November 2, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 53
Event Details:
Spend a few hours with other crafters and work on your knit, crochet, or needle craft projects. Please bring your own supplies and projects with you. Snacks, beverages, and pleasant company provided. No instruction is provided. Children ages 12+ must...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Comics Creators

November 4, 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 "Teens" group.

VolunTeens

November 4, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library. Applications must be turned in ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Break or Make Lab

November 6, 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology
Event Details:
It's time to break it and make it! Do you wonder how things are made? Join us for a monthly deconstruction lab where we take apart common objects, see what parts they contain, and create something new from the pieces. Take your work of art home when ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

SCI Code Camp: E-Textiles

November 7, 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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join the Science Center of Iowa for the third in a three-part camp series. In this class coders will use conductive thread to sew a micro-controller to a project, use coding language to program it, and create a clothing accessory that reflects their ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Ready, Set, Robot!

November 7, 2019
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ready Set Robot is an introductory enrichment experience for youth ages eight and above to freely explore and learn about robotics. At this fun, hands-on workshop, students receive a brief overview of robotics and then spend time programming age-appr...

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

Avoiding Legal Hazards When Starting a Small Business

November 9, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, dreamers, and optimists. No mountain is too high or idea too wild for those with a can-do attitude and a sense of adventure. But, statistics show that 50% of new small businesses no longer exist after five years. Entrep...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pokémon Club

November 12, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come to our monthly Pokémon Club! Bring your Pokémon playing cards and Nintendo DS to battle other Pokémon fans. Ages 8-18....