Totally Tweens

Special programs aimed at independent learners in 3rd-6th grade. Leave parents and younger siblings at the door, and do your own thing. Learn new skills, make new friends and have fun at the library.

Upcoming events

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 6:30pm


Dasia Taylor, Iowa City West High School senior, invented color-changing medical sutures that detect whether a patient's wound is infected. She is taking her new invention to a national math and science competition this spring and working on...

Tweens Science & Technology

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 2:00pm


It's's's science.

It's armchair's's a competition with fabulous prizes!

Join us for fun and fast-paced bingo featuring "America's greatest...

Tweens Gaming & Pop Culture Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 2:00pm


Needle felting is the process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle. Basically, you can make adorable fuzzy little animals (or Minecraft creepers or mushrooms or any other object you can dream up) by stabbing wool over and...

Tweens Arts & Crafting

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 2:00pm


Learn about mathematicians and do a fun hands-on math activity with Dr. Kate Degner, SEJH math teacher!

This program is for kids in grades 3-6. Your supply kit for this program can be picked up from the library anytime the library is open...

Tweens Science & Technology

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:00pm


Join us to discuss the All Iowa Kids Read book for 2021: Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai!

Pie in the Sky is an chapter book/graphic novel hybrid about two brothers, Jingwen and Yanghao. At the beginning of the book, Jingwen's...

Tweens Arts & Crafting Book Discussion