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Adult Events

  1. Create It: What's Cooking (Up-Cycled Kitchen Knife Holders)

    July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    What's Cooking is a fun adult craft featuring recycled books to create a novel kitchen knife holder for your home. Registration is required and will open 3 weeks before the event.

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  2. Create It: Cake Decorating

    July 29, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Library cake calories don't count, right? Let's bake a cake together with the library's Create Collection pans and decorate another with the Create Collection icing tips to practice our techniques and taste test. Please register for this delicious class.

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Kid Events

  1. Wiggle Time

    July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Wiggle Time is a music and movement class for toddlers and their caregivers. This program builds on the early literacy skills established in babygarten and focuses on the 5 building blocks of early literacy: read, write, sing, talk, play! Toddlers and their caregivers interact together through songs, rhymes, various forms of storytelling, and the use of props such as scarves, puppets, and musical instruments.

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  2. Martika!

    July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Specialty performer and international woman of mystery, Martika aims to bring the highest quality entertainment to a stage near you! She’s been to every corner of the globe, and even brought a few souvenirs. Her signature One Woman Stunt Show has been seen from coast to coast across the USA.

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  3. Storytime

    July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All ages storytime: come share in stories, songs, and puppetry!

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  4. Crafternoons

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Crafternoons is a fun program for children ages 3-6 with their caregiver. Kids will create two fun works of art each session. Tickets will be available at the youth desk 30 minutes before the program starts on a first come first serve basis!

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  5. Storytime with the Burlington Bees!

    July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Bees Players will be coming to read stories to kiddos. All ages, no registration!

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  6. Blank Park Zoo (2 shows!)

    July 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    One show at 2:00 and one show at 3:00! The Blank Park Zoo is one of the most popular programs of the summer! Encourage children's imaginations to come alive by visiting with and learning about live animals from the Blank Park Zoo!

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  7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    July 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    When Toothless gets drawn away by the sudden and inexplicable appearance of female Light Fury and a new threat finds their way into Hiccup's crowded dragon utopia, both human and dragon alike are prompted to begin a search for the mythical ancestral home of dragons: a hidden world thought to exist only in myth. A tale of friendship, fate, and ultimately letting go. Rated PG

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Library Events

  1. Saturday Morning Cartoons

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Babygarten

    July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills. No registration during summer classes!

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  2. Babygarten

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills. No registration during summer classes!

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Tweens & Teens

  1. CoLaboratory

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    CoLaboratory is a fun Maker Space with different activities each week. You might find Minecraft, Coding, Green Screen, Stomp Rockets and MORE! Located in the Create Space of the library just off the lobby. No registration or tickets required, but if the room is full, try back a little later. CoLab activities are geared for 3rd grade and up. Some things require more adult help than others.

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  2. Chess Night!

    July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Create Space

    Learn some new skills or work on your strategy with local chess expert, Shawn Johnson at Chess Night!

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  3. TICOS Storytelling event at Des Moines County Fair

    July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    TICOS is joining the Optimist Club of Burlington/West Burlington for a Storybook Character story time at the fair. Dress in costume as Chicken Little, the engineer from The Little Engine That Could, or many others while you read the book matching your costume to kids at the fair. Need more information? Ask Becky at the library or call 319-753-1647.

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  4. Tween Solar System Jewelry

    July 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Choose your own colors & design as you select beads & wire to a create a out of this world pendant for a necklace. This event need a FREE ticket available at the youth desk 30 minutes before the start time.

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