Families

Upcoming events

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:30am

Online

ICPL is working to connect with families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gather online using Zoom, with Iowa City area parents and caregivers. Join us for early literacy tips, interactive songs & rhymes for little ones, mindful breathing...

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Online

We are bringing back monthly family night activities with ready to-go kits that can be picked up curbside. Look for a new activity each month, and you can even request a book bundle with five items to supplement the activity that can be enjoyed...

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Dia de los Muertos is just around the corner! We will provide everything you need to create a moveable skeleton puppet with instructions and you can also following along with this tutorial from art blogger Red Tent Art. You can make your skeleton...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:30am

Online

Join us for a special live Halloween Storytime on Zoom with a few Children's librarians and an opportunity to show off your Halloween costume to the group via video! We have missed seeing your faces every day in the Storytime Room, but we...

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Everyone's favorite fall candy (well maybe not everyone's) is the main feature of your very own Candy Corn Creature for this week's craft just in time for Halloween! We'll provide everything you need including a mouthful of...

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Fall is such a cozy time of year, so here's a cozy fox craft you can make! We'll provide folding and gluing instructions to make this cute origami fox, and if you want to you can create a little greeting card with some included...

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

This week we're creating a watercolor effect to color coffee filter pumpkins and leaves, a beautiful imitation of the gorgeous colors of fall. We will pre-cut the shapes for you so all you have to do is color and let dry!

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Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Get ready for your big meal with family by making a moveable paper plate pumpkin pie where each slice is something you're thankful for! This craft is a great way to reflect on all of the good in your life, and family members will love...

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

This week's craft is a great activity for the whole family! We provide the materials to create a tree centerpiece for your table, and each person can make a leaf or custom handprint with a word or drawing of something or someone they love or...