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Adult Events

  1. That's Yesterday's News

    November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Follow a topic through pages of historic newspapers. A fun way to explore local history.

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  2. Tech Tuesday @ HY-VEE on Agency

    November 19, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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  3. BTBC - Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

    November 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Beyond the Book Club will discuss Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Oranienplatz, he discovers a new community -- a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us. At once a passionate contribution to the debate on race, privilege and nationality and a beautifully written examination of an ageing man's quest to find meaning in his life, Go, Went, Gone showcases one of the great contemporary European writers at the height of her powers.

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Kid Events

  1. Friday Friends

    November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Friday Friends is an open play group for children aged 0-5 with their caregiver. Little ones can make music, play with puzzles, building toys, coloring, and socialization. No registration required.

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  2. Lego Club/P.I.E.C.E.S.

    November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Lego Club is collaborating with P.I.E.C.E.S. for a fun morning of Lego construction and STEM exploration! No registration required.

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  3. Mini Makers

    November 19, 2019, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come join the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Revolution: for the littles! Mini makers is a fun STEAM-based drop-in program for children aged 2-6 with their caregiver.

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  4. Mini Makers

    November 26, 2019, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come join the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Revolution: for the littles! Mini makers is a fun STEAM-based drop-in program for children aged 2-6 with their caregiver.

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Library Closings

  1. Library Closed @ 5:00pm

    November 27, 2019, All Day

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  2. Library Closed

    November 28, 2019, All Day

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Library Events

  1. Family Night Unplugged: Everyone's a Scientist!

    November 15, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    November's Family Night is all about science: we will be using all of our senses to explore and experiment. This will be a fun night for families of all ages, please register!

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  2. Create Club

    November 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Nov. 4 - Power of Humor Participate in improv exercises to help you loosen up, laugh a bit, and explore the power of humor. Miss Sarah will lead activities and provide take away tips on stress relief which are effective for work and every day life. Check out some materials related to humor at the event. Nov. 18 - Pie Baking 101 What is Thanksgiving without PIE?!  Need some help with your pastry skills? Let the library help you whip up some culinary magic with our "Pie Baking 101" class. Attendees will leave with 1 pie in a foil pan ready to be baked at home.  Registration is necessary and attendees should bring a rolling pin. Register by calling the library at 319-753-1647. Nov. 25 - DeStress the Turkey The holidays are upon us. Time to relax a little while at your library. Participate in some gentle (chair) yoga, learn a few message methods, and share experiences on mindfulness and meditation.

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  3. Down Syndrome Awareness- A Different Perspective!

    November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Local author and mother Jaclyn Goodpaster will be reading from her book, "Fissie for Short", doing an inclusion activity, and a Q&A with Jaclyn, Felicity, and her brother Gideon. This program is wonderful for family members and friends of children with Down Syndrome, as well as for any of those curious about how they can better understand and include individuals with Down Syndrome.

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  4. A Sensory Thanksgiving

    November 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sensory programming offers a whole-sense experience in a calm and quiet setting for children on the autism spectrum, with sensory-processing difficulties, and those with other special needs. November's program will feature a sensory storytime, allergy-friendly snacks, and Thanksgiving-themed sensory stations. Please register!

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  5. Cake Decorating with Carrie

    November 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sign up for this family-friendly class which teaches you some cake decorating techniques. Learning a new skill which incorporates food is an excellent way to bond with those you care about. Space is limited and registration is require. Call Sam at the library at 319-753-1647 for more information. Practice your baking and decorating by checking out cake pans and equipment from the library's Create Collection! **Registration will start on October 22.

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  6. Create Club

    November 25, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Nov. 4 - Power of Humor Participate in improv exercises to help you loosen up, laugh a bit, and explore the power of humor. Miss Sarah will lead activities and provide take away tips on stress relief which are effective for work and every day life. Check out some materials related to humor at the event. Nov. 18 - Pie Baking 101 What is Thanksgiving without PIE?!  Need some help with your pastry skills? Let the library help you whip up some culinary magic with our "Pie Baking 101" class. Attendees will leave with 1 pie in a foil pan ready to be baked at home.  Registration is necessary and attendees should bring a rolling pin. Register by calling the library at 319-753-1647. Nov. 25 - DeStress the Turkey The holidays are upon us. Time to relax a little while at your library. Participate in some gentle (chair) yoga, learn a few message methods, and share experiences on mindfulness and meditation.

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  7. Friends of the Library After Thanksgiving Book Sale

    November 29, 2019 - November 30, 2019 @ Meeting Rooms in the Lobby

    This special Friends of the Library used book sale will feature many of your favorite categories of books for all ages. These books are great for treating yourself or finding gifts for others. All the funds raised in the sale are used to support the library's many activities for all ages.

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Babygarten

    November 14, 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. Please register!

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  2. Rocket Readers Club

    November 14, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Rocket Readers is a reading club for ages 5-6 to build literacy skills and foster a love of reading. Children and their caregivers will enjoy slightly longer books and develop reading skills to support reading success at home and school. Please register!

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  3. 3-2-1 Blast Off Club

    November 14, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    3-2-1 Blast Off! Club is a program for children in grades 1-3; when children are more independent and able to listen to segments of an age appropriate chapter book read aloud, while coloring and enjoying a snack! Please register!

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  4. Wiggle Time

    November 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    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, and 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. Please register!

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  5. Wiggle Time

    November 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    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, and 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. Please register!

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  6. Wiggle Time

    November 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 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, and 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. Please register!

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  7. Wiggle Time

    November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:00 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, and 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. Please register!

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  8. Wiggle Time

    November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 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, and 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. Please register!

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  9. Babygarten

    November 20, 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. Please register!

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  10. Babygarten

    November 21, 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. Please register!

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  11. Rocket Readers Club

    November 21, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Rocket Readers is a reading club for ages 5-6 to build literacy skills and foster a love of reading. Children and their caregivers will enjoy slightly longer books and develop reading skills to support reading success at home and school. Please register!

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  12. 3-2-1 Blast Off Club

    November 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    3-2-1 Blast Off! Club is a program for children in grades 1-3; when children are more independent and able to listen to segments of an age appropriate chapter book read aloud, while coloring and enjoying a snack! Please register!

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  13. Wiggle Time

    November 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    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, and 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. Please register!

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  14. Wiggle Time

    November 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    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, and 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. Please register!

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  15. Wiggle Time

    November 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 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, and 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. Please register!

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  16. Wiggle Time

    November 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:00 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, and 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. Please register!

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  17. Wiggle Time

    November 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 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, and 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. Please register!

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Tweens & Teens

  1. Chess Night!

    November 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  2. Tween Tom Turkey

    November 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Drop in program with some felt and fabric. You can add these adorable turkeys to your Thanksgiving decor.

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  3. CoLaboratory: Food STEM

    November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    CoLaboratory let you explore playing with your food tonight! Drop in and do some fun STEM activities involving stuff we normally eat... If you dare!

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  4. Mother/Son Book Club (part 1)

    November 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join us for the book Jingle by Gordon Korman. We will meet 11/26 &12/17 Food fun and activities included "JINGLE: a light clinking or tingling sounds, often heralding the approach of Santa, reindeer, or the mysterious thief of a priceless possession . . . Griffin Bing and his friends are NOT happy. Instead of going away for winter break, they've been signed up to volunteer at a local Christmas extravaganza . . . as elves. It's not easy being an elf. Not when Santa is bad news and Rudolph is being played by a Doberman who makes up his own rules wherever he goes. But being an elf is nothing compared to being blamed when a prized Christmas possession -- worth over ten million dollars -- is stolen right from under your nose. It's time for these elves to get off the shelf and track down a Christmas thief!" (Amazon)

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