Forest Avenue Library

CROSSROADS - A Journey with the Blues

Aug 24
Saturday 2:00 pm
Come and join local jazz legend and music historian Scott Davis ​for a sight and sound journey across the history and cultural impact of a uniquely American music called the Blues. Scott is a versatile musician and also teaches Jazz History at DMACC. He has been inducted into the Community Jazz Center and the Iowa Rock '​​n Roll Hall of Fame. See and hear why the Blues has been called the foundation of much of the world's popular music. This event is being presented in cooperation with the Central Iowa Blues Society and is sponsored by the Forest Avenue Brick Fund.

Comics Creators

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 under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old. For grades 4-12

Play, Grow, Learn!

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 playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Art with ASAP - Summer Edition

Join the After School Arts Program this summer for Friday fun at Forest Avenue Library as we dig deep into curiosity and creativity, discovering art all around us. Our five-week series led by ASAP Teaching Artist Joslyn Hagener features a variety of hands-on arts projects (sculptures, paintings, and more) that may even surprise participants as they come together! Space is limited, so first come first served to save your spot.

Play, Grow, Learn!

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 playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

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