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Adult Events

  1. Genealogy Club

    December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Join us as we discuss research, brick walls, questions, and genealogy news. Everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced researchers.

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  2. A Happy Holiday Harry Potter Yule Ball

    December 9, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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  3. How to Night@the Library (Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping ideas)

    December 12, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    How to Nights are designed to tickle your curiosity. Learn or try something new that you've been interested in but haven't taken the time to explore.

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  4. Sit & Stitch

    December 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room A

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  5. Bel Canto Chorale and Hot Chocolate

    December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bel Canto Chorale will performs seasonal songs to be enjoyed over homemade hot chocolate.

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  6. Classic Holiday Movie Marathon

    December 23, 2016, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Kid Events

  1. Library Holiday Sing Along!

    December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We'll be rockin' around the library this season at the Library Holiday Sing Along! Come enjoy songs, snacks and crafts! This event is so cool even Santa made it on the guest list!

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  2. Friday Friends

    December 16, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come join us every other Friday morning from 10:00 until 11:00 for Friday Friends, an open play group for children aged 0-5. Musical instruments, make-believe toys/dress up clothes, puzzles, toys and games will be available for an unstructured socializing time for kids and parents alike. No registration required.

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  3. Movie: Finding Dory

    December 16, 2016, 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

    Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

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  4. Santa's Workshop Gingerbread Houses

    December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Santa's Gingerbread Workshop will celebrate the holidays, listen to the sounds of the season and make a tasty treat. This class is designed for kids ages 4-12, and their parent. Class size is limited and registration is required.

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  5. Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course

    December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM

    Manny the mammoth starts to worry when his daughter Peaches announces her engagement. Still unlucky in love, Sid the sloth volunteers to plan the couple's wedding. To Manny's dismay, nothing can stop the upcoming nuptials, except maybe the end of the world. When Scrat accidentally launches himself into outer space, he sets off a chain reaction that sends an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. Now, the entire herd must leave home to explore new lands and save itself from Scrat's cosmic blunder.

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  6. Movie: The Secret life of Pets

    December 21, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Meeting Room B/C

    The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes PG, 87 min

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  7. Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course

    December 27, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM

    Manny the mammoth starts to worry when his daughter Peaches announces her engagement. Still unlucky in love, Sid the sloth volunteers to plan the couple's wedding. To Manny's dismay, nothing can stop the upcoming nuptials, except maybe the end of the world. When Scrat accidentally launches himself into outer space, he sets off a chain reaction that sends an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. Now, the entire herd must leave home to explore new lands and save itself from Scrat's cosmic blunder.

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  8. Movie: The BFG (PG, 117 min)

    December 29, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Based on the loved classic children's book by Roald Dahl. A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

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Library Closings

  1. Closed

    December 24, 2016, All Day

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Library Events

  1. A Happy Holiday Harry Potter Yule Ball

    December 9, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Greetings, muggles! We invite you to step into the Great Hall and enter the magical world of Harry Potter for one whimsical night of crafts, food, music, and dancing. Enjoy a screening of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," savor a taste of Hogwarts cuisine, compete in the Weasley Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and commemorate the night by taking a photo against our gorgeous Yule Ball backdrop! This event is for 3rd grade and up but space is limited so RSVP by Monday, December 5 here or by calling (319) 753-1647. Registration opens November 1. There is no charge to attend. This program will be held in the Meeting Rooms A & B and is presented by the collaborative efforts of the Friends of the Library and TICOS.

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  2. Library Holiday Sing Along!

    December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for a festive morning of singing, crafting, and of course, goodies. OOH! We almost forgot! There will be a special guest and free photos will be taken.

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  3. Bel Canto Chorale Concert & Cocoa

    December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Bel Canto Chorale is one of the highlights of the holiday season at the library. Come enjoy the caroling and some home made hot cocoa.

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Wiggle Time

    December 5, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime program for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together through music, movement, finger play and felt boards, props such as shakers, scarves, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  2. Wiggle Time

    December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  3. Wiggle Time

    December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  4. Story Time

    December 6, 2016, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    Story time with Miss Donna is designed for children ages 4-7; children who are ready to do a little more listening and a little less wiggling! Children will get to enjoy a snack and activity/craft while they wind down from the school day with Miss Donna. Story time will incorporate classic favorites, as well as introducing children to fun, new books!

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  5. Wiggle Time

    December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  6. Wiggle Time

    December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  7. Story Time

    December 7, 2016, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    Story time with Miss Donna is designed for children ages 4-7; children who are ready to do a little more listening and a little less wiggling! Children will get to enjoy a snack and activity/craft while they wind down from the school day with Miss Donna. Story time will incorporate classic favorites, as well as introducing children to fun, new books!

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  8. Babygarten

    December 7, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Babygarten is a special storytime with Miss Sarah, designed to introduce babies aged 0-23 months to music, rhymes, and reading. Caregivers and their babies interact together while instilling a love of learning and books from an early age!

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  9. Babygarten

    December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Babygarten is a special storytime with Miss Sarah, designed to introduce babies aged 0-23 months to music, rhymes, and reading. Caregivers and their babies interact together while instilling a love of learning and books from an early age!

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  10. Babygarten

    December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten is a special storytime with Miss Sarah, designed to introduce babies aged 0-23 months to music, rhymes, and reading. Caregivers and their babies interact together while instilling a love of learning and books from an early age!

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  11. 3-2-1 Blast Off Club

    December 8, 2016, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    3-2-1 Blast Off! is a story time for children in grades 1-3 with Miss Amy. Children will enjoy a snack and coloring while listening to segments from a chapter book.

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  12. Wiggle Time

    December 12, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime program for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together through music, movement, finger play and felt boards, props such as shakers, scarves, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  13. Wiggle Time

    December 12, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  14. Wiggle Time

    December 13, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  15. Story Time

    December 13, 2016, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    Story time with Miss Donna is designed for children ages 4-7; children who are ready to do a little more listening and a little less wiggling! Children will get to enjoy a snack and activity/craft while they wind down from the school day with Miss Donna. Story time will incorporate classic favorites, as well as introducing children to fun, new books!

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  16. Wiggle Time

    December 14, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  17. Wiggle Time

    December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Wiggle Time is a special storytime for children ages 2-4 with Miss Allison. Children and their caregivers interact together with music, movement, finger plays and flannel boards, props such as scarves, shakers, and beanbags, and of course, books!

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  18. Story Time

    December 14, 2016, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    Story time with Miss Donna is designed for children ages 4-7; children who are ready to do a little more listening and a little less wiggling! Children will get to enjoy a snack and activity/craft while they wind down from the school day with Miss Donna. Story time will incorporate classic favorites, as well as introducing children to fun, new books!

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  19. Babygarten

    December 14, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Babygarten is a special storytime with Miss Sarah, designed to introduce babies aged 0-23 months to music, rhymes, and reading. Caregivers and their babies interact together while instilling a love of learning and books from an early age!

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  20. Babygarten

    December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Babygarten is a special storytime with Miss Sarah, designed to introduce babies aged 0-23 months to music, rhymes, and reading. Caregivers and their babies interact together while instilling a love of learning and books from an early age!

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  21. Babygarten

    December 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten is a special storytime with Miss Sarah, designed to introduce babies aged 0-23 months to music, rhymes, and reading. Caregivers and their babies interact together while instilling a love of learning and books from an early age!

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  22. 3-2-1 Blast Off Club

    December 15, 2016, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    3-2-1 Blast Off! is a story time for children in grades 1-3 with Miss Amy. Children will enjoy a snack and coloring while listening to segments from a chapter book.

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Tweens & Teens

  1. Tuesday Tech- Hour of Code

    December 6, 2016, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    Register online for this fun class where you can learn to code with Minecraft, Hot Wheels, Monster High, and many more fun, game-based Hour of Code activities. Ages 8+ You can use one of our laptops, while supplies last, or bring your own Chromebook and join us!

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  2. Teens @ Living Windows

    December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Teens, join the TICOS teens for a fun night in the community. We will be located in a Downtown Burlington business providing family friendly holiday fun! Meet us at Drain Tainer, 718 Jefferson @ 5:30

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  3. Teen Anime Club: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

    December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Story time Room

    We are watching Kubo and the Two Strings (PG 101 minutes) and making Shrink Art! Join Us! Although he is the son of a legendary Samurai warrior, and fated to carry on the family legacy, Kubo enjoys the quiet life among his friends and past times in a tiny village by the sea. His quiet, serene life, however, becomes disrupted by an enemy spirit from the past who returns with a vengeance, exacting retribution for an ancient family vendetta. Kubo suddenly finds himself launched into a violent world of angry vindictive gods and monsters who seek his destruction. Kubo's only hope for survival, and chance to turn the tide against the evil that pursues him, is to find his father's magical suit of armor that will impart him with great Samurai powers.

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  4. Tween Holiday Craft Night (3-5th grade)

    December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Story Time room

    Tweens 3-5th grades join us for a Christmas Make-It-Take-It Class. we will be making ornaments, playing a game and sharing a holiday snack.

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  5. Teen Grinch Night

    December 22, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Rooms B-C

    We are watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas, sprinkled with Grinchy activities like the Gift Stealing Game (bring a wrapped white elephant gift) and Who Hash!

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  6. Teen/Tween Board Game Night

    December 29, 2016, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Come hang out at the library and play board/card games with your friends! Learn a new game and play old favorites We will have snacks & more.

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