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  • Storytimes
  • Toddler Storytimes Monday & Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytimes Wednesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m.
  • Family Storytimes Saturday 10:30 a.m. & Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Book Babies Friday 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.

Minecraft Jr.:

Come enjoy an hour of Minecraft for the game's youngest fans. Meet other fans of your favorite game. We will play on the computers in the computer lab. This event is just for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Registration is required. If you register and cannot make it, please contact the library to cancel.

Date: Monday, September 26th, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
15 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Rick Riordan Trivia Contest and Movie:

Prepare for Rick Riordan's visit to Iowa City next week by showing off your trivia skills and watching "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." All Rick Riordan's series will be fair game for questions. Winners will receive Magnus Chase book packages. For Tweens and Teens from 4th -12th grade.

Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A

More information for this session


Characters and Coding: #1 Intro to Scratch

Use Scratch, a coding program, to bring your favorite book or comics characters to life in a game you code yourself from the ground up. Space is limited so registration is required. Sign up for all four dates to complete the course. For kids in 3rd - 6th grade.

Walk through the basics of Scratch and complete one basic game together. Experiment with the examples to make something of your own.

Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Book and Movie Club: Coraline

Join us for a new book club just for tweens (kids in 3rd-6th grade).

We will get off to a spooky start by reading an excerpt from the book "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman. We'll watch the movie based on the book with an intermission for discussion and snacks. Try to read the whole book beforehand, it's available in multiple copies and formats from the library.

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

More information for this session


Characters and Coding: #2 Character Creation

Use Scratch, a coding program, to bring your favorite book or comics characters to life in a game you code yourself from the ground up. Space is limited so registration is required. Sign up for all four dates to complete the course. For kids in 3rd - 6th grade.

Create an example sprite as a class. Then create your own based on favorite book or comics characters.

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12) Please register below. If you need to change your registration, please contact the library.

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
12 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Characters and Coding: #3 Game Design

Use Scratch, a coding program, to bring your favorite book or comics characters to life in a game you code yourself from the ground up. Space is limited so registration is required. Sign up for all four dates to complete the course. For kids in 3rd - 6th grade.

It's time to brainstorm gameplay. Will there be points, a quiz, custom characters? It's up to you.

Date: Monday, October 17th, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Read and Watch: Tales from Grimm

Is the book always better than the movie? Decide after reading the story and watching the movie with us at the library. Enjoy snacks while we talk about the differences between the book and the movie. For children in grades K-2.

Halloween is right around the corner so get ready for some spooky tales from Grimm. Today we will be reading a few of Grimm's fairy tales and watching corresponding short film adaptations. Fairy tales will include Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

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Characters and Coding: #4 Finish and Present

Use Scratch, a coding program, to bring your favorite book or comics characters to life in a game you code yourself from the ground up. Space is limited so registration is required. Sign up for all four dates to complete the course. For kids in 3rd - 6th grade.

Finish any game design and work out any bugs. We'll present and play each game before the end.

Date: Monday, October 24th, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12) Please register below. If you need to change your registration, please contact the library.

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
11 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12) Please register below. If you need to change your registration, please contact the library.

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
11 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12) Please register below. If you need to change your registration, please contact the library.

Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
11 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12) Please register below. If you need to change your registration, please contact the library.

Date: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
12 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session