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This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Kids! Drop in and search the library for all of the items on the sheet and win a prize. For youth ages 3 and up.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

T-Shirt Totes: Upcycling for Our Community

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Use your extra day in 2024 to drop into the Central Library and make no-sew tie tote bags to donate back to the community. We will have a variety of used t-shirts to make bags out of, but if you'd like to give another life to a well loved tee, feel f...

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

Sit n' Stitch

1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
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. Pleasant company is provided to share ideas and inspiration! This program happens the first Satur...

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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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Kids! Drop in and search the library for all of the items on the sheet and win a prize. For youth ages 3 and up.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

After-School Club: Switch Gaming

4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can join us after school on Tuesdays to enjoy activities in our meeting room. This week, play Nintendo Switch Games on our big screen! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Level Up!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Conference Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Gaming
Event Details:
Level up your gaming skills! Use our tablets and Nintendo Switch to play Among Us, Minecraft, Roblox, and more. Ages 8+. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-in STEM Challenge: Lego Minifigure Parachutes

2:00pm - 7:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop-in to North Side every Wednesday to enjoy a craft or STEM activity! This week, make a parachute for a Lego Minifigure! ...

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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.

South VolunTeens

4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Teens! Do you need volunteer hours? Students ages 12-18 may volunteer at the South Side Library for 1 hour performing various tasks during our South VolunTeens program! This is a great way to earn volunteer hours! All students must submit a V...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTEENS Work Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Imagination Station
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
If you're between the ages of 12-18 and looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity, give the library a try! We would love to have your help! ...

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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.

Intro to Cubing

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: East Side Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Have you ever tried to solve a Rubik's cube?  Come to the library and learn all about the Rubik's cube, tips and solving techniques, and how you can compete in speedcubing competitions ! Join others in learning more about this fun puzzle!&nbs...

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

Crafternoon

1:30pm - 3:30pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Spend a few hours with other crafters and work on your knit, crochet, or other craft projects. Please bring your own supplies and projects with you. Pleasant company is provided to share ideas and inspiration! Please note: No formal instruction is...

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

Origami Cat Craft

All Day
South Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop in at South Side Library to learn how to make your very own origami cat! Best for ages 5 and up. While supplies last.  ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Kid's Art Cart

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop-in to North Side and express your creativity! We will have a wide variety of art supplies out for you to enjoy. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Franklin VolunTeens

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational, Library Meeting
Event Details:
Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help with library projects and programs. Teens ages 12-18 can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library. *Applications must be turned in and approved bef...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Furry Tales

4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Visit North Side and read to a furry friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's Therapets program! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

3-D Printing Basics: Story Starter Dice

3:30pm - 4:30pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Tweens and Teens ages 10-18 can join us at North Side to learn 3-D Printing Basics using Tinkercad. Together, we will use build a 3-D model of story starter dice. After class, we will print your model for you to pick up. Printing usually takes 1-2...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Giant Board Games

3:30pm - 5:00pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
What's better than games? Giant games! Celebrate Spring Break with giant board games and delicious snacks at South Side Library! Ages 5 and up ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Level Up!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Gaming
Event Details:
Level up your gaming skills! Use our tablets and Nintendo Switch to play Among Us, Minecraft, Roblox, and more. Ages 8+. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Game On! Mario Kart Tournament

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join us at Central Library for the Game On! Mario Kart Tournament. Tweens and Teens are welcome to enjoy some snacks and challenge friends to a race. Make a button with your favorite Mario Kart character, and we'll see how they rank at the end. &n...

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.

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

Drop-in Crafternoon: Egg Carton Flowers

2:00pm - 7:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop-in to North Side every Wednesday to enjoy a craft or STEM activity! This week, we will paint egg cartons and turn them into flowers! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Nano Tape Air Squishies

3:30pm - 5:00pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Discover how to make adorable air squishies using nano tape! You'll design your squishy, then learn how to inflate it for an awesome squishy creation as unique as you! Ages 8-18. While supplies last. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Hunger Games Escape Room

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
You have the worst luck ever, your name was called in the reaping ceremony to represent your district in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Arriving at the Capitol, you only have a few days to prepare. Are you clever enough to find a way out of the games?...

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 "Teens" group.

Hunger Games Escape Room

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
You have the worst luck ever, your name was called in the reaping ceremony to represent your district in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Arriving at the Capitol, you only have a few days to prepare. Are you clever enough to find a way out of the games?...

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 "Teens" group.

Teen Tiny Art

5:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join us to create a small-scale art piece! Attendees will be provided with a small canvas and materials to create their own artwork. Keep your finished masterpiece or leave it on display at the library! ...

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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.

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