GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Apr 1 all-day
The Library is closed for a holiday.
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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.
Rocket Readers Book Club 3:45 pm
Rocket Readers Book Club
Apr 4 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Rocket Readers Book Club
Upper elementary and middle school readers are encouraged to join us as we discuss this year’s All Iowa Kids Read book, Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Copies will be available behind the desk.
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Crazy 8s Math Club 4:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Crazy 8s is an over-the-top after-school club that’s designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess all while learning[...]
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
Escape the Library! 5:00 pm
Escape the Library!
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Escape the Library!
ESCAPE THE LIBRARY! Saturday, April 7th @5-7pm Can you escape from the library? You and your team will have a limited amount of time to solve a series of riddles, decipher the clues and find[...]
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Early Out Adventures: Be the Bees 1:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Be the Bees
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Early Out Adventures: Be the Bees
Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. Ever wonder how bees make honey? Educators from Teachers Going Green will lead us in a game that shows how pollination works and the[...]
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Crazy 8s Math Club 4:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Crazy 8s is an over-the-top after-school club that’s designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess all while learning[...]
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Special Access Browsing 6:00 pm
Special Access Browsing
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special Access Browsing
To better fit our Patrons’ busy schedules, Special Access browsing has moved to 6pm on the second Friday of each month. We will stay open until 7pm to offer an hour of quiet(er) browsing. Anyone with[...]
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Rain Barrel Workshop 10:00 am
Rain Barrel Workshop @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rain Barrel Workshop @ Grimes Public Library | Rome | New York | United States
Now is the time to prepare for a successful gardening season! Harness nature by collecting natural rainwater in a rain barrel, storing it until needed. This workshop will shed light on the proper way to[...]
Anime Club! 1:00 pm
Anime Club!
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Anime Club!
Saturday, April 14th @1-2:30pm Join us for anime episodes, crafts and snacks! Episodes rated TV13+
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Ask-a-Lawyer 5:45 pm
Ask-a-Lawyer
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Board Meeting 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
 
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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.
Edible Earth! 4:00 pm
Edible Earth!
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Edible Earth!
EDIBLE EARTH! Wednesday, April 18th @4-5pm Help us celebrate spring the right way!  Join us as we make our very own tasty terrariums and birds nest.  All materials will be edible!
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Adult Bingo 2:00 pm
Adult Bingo
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Adult Bingo
Win prizes playing free Bingo every third Thursday of the month.  
Crazy 8s Math Club 4:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Crazy 8s is an over-the-top after-school club that’s designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess all while learning[...]
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
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Krafting with Kylie: String Art 10:00 am
Krafting with Kylie: String Art
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Krafting with Kylie: String Art
Create personalized, one of a kind home decor! Join us in this guided class as we use nails, string and rustic wood planks to create beautiful works of art. Click here to register.
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Piggy Banks 2:00 pm
Piggy Banks
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Piggy Banks
It’s Money Smart Week! Practice your money math and paint your own take-home cardboard bank.  All ages.
Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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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Crazy 8s Math Club 4:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crazy 8s Math Club
Crazy 8s is an over-the-top after-school club that’s designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess all while learning[...]
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
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Garden With The Masters 10:30 am
Garden With The Masters
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Garden With The Masters
Organic, Hybrid, GMO, Heirloom–What does it all really mean??  As you get ready to kick off the gardening season, join us and learn a little about the different terminology used today. In addition, we will[...]
Engineer Academy 1:00 pm
Engineer Academy
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Engineer Academy
Can YOU  Build A… Strong paper bridge? Boat that floats? Spinning wind turbine? Ages 5 +  
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Apr 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