GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

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Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday throughout June and July at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn!See below for movie schedule: June 4 Monsters University (95 min) G June 11 CoCo (120 min) PG June 18[...]
Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Move and Groove
Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2 + recommended
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
One on One: Address an Official 5:30 pm
One on One: Address an Official
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
One on One: Address an Official
Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 8pm to bend the ear of a Grimes City Council member. Share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas for the future of Grimes. We are here for you! No registration[...]
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Jul 4 all-day
The Library is closed for a holiday.
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Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime
Bring your family and join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For all ages. No registration required.
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime
All ages are welcome to come and share stories, songs and a simple craft with other library friends.
Baby Lapsit 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Baby Lapsit
Bring your baby and sing songs, play games, and socialize with other babies and their caregivers. Recommended for birth through 18 months. No registration required.
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Tail Waggin’ Readers 9:00 am
Tail Waggin’ Readers
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tail Waggin' Readers
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Students in 1st through 5th grade may sign up for a 20 minute time slot to read to a[...]
The Science of Sound 1:00 pm
The Science of Sound
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Science of Sound
Saturday, July 7th @1-2pm Join us as we learn and perform experiments about sound waves, vibrations and frequency.  We will also perform some experiments that allow us to see sound! Ages 10+
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Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday throughout June and July at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn!See below for movie schedule: June 4 Monsters University (95 min) G June 11 CoCo (120 min) PG June 18[...]
Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Move and Groove
Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2 + recommended
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
Macaroni Soup Family Concert! 6:30 pm
Macaroni Soup Family Concert!
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Macaroni Soup Family Concert!
Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence is sneakily educational and active fun for the whole family! Concert will be held outside if weather allows. All ages.
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.
Food Preservation 101 6:00 pm
Food Preservation 101
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Food Preservation 101
Join us for this exploratory class on basic food preservation including preservation methods, food safety, and required equipment. This class is designed to start preservation beginners off on the right foot. Class by health and[...]
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Red Cross Babysitting Course 9:00 am
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Red Cross Babysitting Course Ages 11-15 $35 fee for class materials required Thursday, July 12th 9am- 3:30pm (please bring a sack lunch) Register Here This course gives youth ages 11 to 15 years old the[...]
Global Soundscapes 12:00 pm
Global Soundscapes
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Global Soundscapes
What do vibrations look like in slow motion? How do animals use sound to survive? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet? Join the Science Center of Iowa to meet a[...]
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime
Bring your family and join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For all ages. No registration required.
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime
All ages are welcome to come and share stories, songs and a simple craft with other library friends.
Baby Lapsit 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Baby Lapsit
Bring your baby and sing songs, play games, and socialize with other babies and their caregivers. Recommended for birth through 18 months. No registration required.
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Garden with the Masters: Using Your Herbs 10:30 am
Garden with the Masters: Using Your Herbs
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Garden with the Masters: Using Your Herbs
Herbs and spices have been used by different cultures for many years to stay healthy. Come and explore a variety of uses for herbs and spices that can be grown in your garden. Please register[...]
Anime Club 1:00 pm
Anime Club
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Anime Club
Saturday, July 14th @1-2:30pm Join us for anime episodes, crafts and snacks! Episodes rated TV13+
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Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday throughout June and July at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn!See below for movie schedule: June 4 Monsters University (95 min) G June 11 CoCo (120 min) PG June 18[...]
Ask-a-Lawyer 5:45 pm
Ask-a-Lawyer
Jul 16 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Ask-a-Lawyer
Register for a 15 minute time slot with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue that is worth pursuing and assistance finding a lawyer who can help[...]
Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Move and Groove
Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2 + recommended
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
GPL Adult Book Club 5:00 pm
GPL Adult Book Club
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
GPL Adult Book Club
This book club is for ages 18+ and meets the first Tuesday evening of every month. If the Library is closed on the first Tuesday for a holiday, book club will be held on the[...]
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Hockey Storytime with Crash! 9:30 am
Hockey Storytime with Crash!
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Hockey Storytime with Crash!
Join Crash from the Iowa Wild for a special hockey Storytime!
Hockey Storytime with Crash! 10:00 am
Hockey Storytime with Crash!
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Hockey Storytime with Crash!
Join Crash from the Iowa Wild for a special hockey Storytime!
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Adult Bingo 2:00 pm
Adult Bingo
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Adult Bingo
Win prizes playing free Bingo every third Thursday of the month.  
Harmonious Art 4:00 pm
Harmonious Art
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Harmonious Art
Explore how music IS art and how music can INSPIRE art in this hands-on creative program! Ages 9 + Please Register
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime
Bring your family and join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For all ages. No registration required.
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime
All ages are welcome to come and share stories, songs and a simple craft with other library friends.
Baby Lapsit 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Baby Lapsit
Bring your baby and sing songs, play games, and socialize with other babies and their caregivers. Recommended for birth through 18 months. No registration required.
Jolly Roger: A Musical Pirate Adventure 3:00 pm
Jolly Roger: A Musical Pirate Adventure
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jolly Roger: A Musical Pirate Adventure
Sail the seven seas with Jolly Roger and the crew of Jester Puppets! There will be laughter, revelry and the music only pirates can make. Costumes encouraged. All ages.
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What’s it Worth? Antique Appraisal 9:00 am
What’s it Worth? Antique Appraisal
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What's it Worth? Antique Appraisal
Grimes Public Library is pleased to welcome antique appraiser Mark Moran for a 3 hour antique appraising event! Mr. Moran will appraise 40 items ranging from vases to autographs, books and paintings to furniture. This[...]
Ice Excavation 3:00 pm
Ice Excavation
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ice Excavation
Come ready to get wet outside the library!  Use water and tools to break some prehistoric treasures out of ice! All Ages Please Register
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Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday throughout June and July at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn!See below for movie schedule: June 4 Monsters University (95 min) G June 11 CoCo (120 min) PG June 18[...]
Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Move and Groove
Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2 + recommended
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.
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Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime
Bring your family and join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For all ages. No registration required.
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Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime
All ages are welcome to come and share stories, songs and a simple craft with other library friends.
Baby Lapsit 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Baby Lapsit
Bring your baby and sing songs, play games, and socialize with other babies and their caregivers. Recommended for birth through 18 months. No registration required.
Teen Summer Reading Finale Party 5:00 pm
Teen Summer Reading Finale Party
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Summer Reading Finale Party
Friday, July 27th @5-7pm. Join us as we wrap up the Teen Summer Reading Program with an after hours party with pizza, games and prizes.  We will announce Grand Prize winners and the winner of[...]
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Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday throughout June and July at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn!See below for movie schedule: June 4 Monsters University (95 min) G June 11 CoCo (120 min) PG June 18[...]
Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Move and Groove
Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2 + recommended
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.