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

Online

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

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00am

Other

You’re probably familiar with crayfish and worms, but did you know there are over 320 other species of macroinvertebrates living in Iowa’s streams, lakes, and ponds? That number is pretty impressive compared to only 108 species of fish in Iowa....

Tweens Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

Other

You’re probably familiar with crayfish and worms, but did you know there are over 320 other species of macroinvertebrates living in Iowa’s streams, lakes, and ponds? That number is pretty impressive compared to only 108 species of fish in Iowa....

Tweens Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Other

You’re probably familiar with crayfish and worms, but did you know there are over 320 other species of macroinvertebrates living in Iowa’s streams, lakes, and ponds? That number is pretty impressive compared to only 108 species of fish in Iowa....

Tweens Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Let's combine two types of creativity in one relaxing hour! Make a simple layered watercolor painting in varying shades of blue with supplies provided. While each layer dries, we'll do some thoughtful guided journaling with 3-5 minute...

Tweens Arts & Crafting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Online

It's geography...it's history...it's science.

It's armchair travel...it's trivia...it'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

Online

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

Online

What do mathematicians do? Probably not what you think...

Did you know some of the most famous mathematicians are such slow, deep thinkers that their grade school teachers told them they would never be any good at math? Did you know some...

Tweens Science & Technology

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Online

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

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 10:00am

Other

Grab a craft kit with everything you need to make some handmade yarn pom-poms and build them into a little artificial succulent! You'll only need to provide your own glue for this kit. Hot glue works best, but tacky glue or even regular...

Tweens Arts & Crafting