GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

Storytime
Storytime 10:00 am
Sep 22 @ 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
Baby Lapsit 11:00 am
Sep 22 @ 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.

Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Every Child is an Artist! – DSM Children’s Museum

The Des Moines Children’s Museum is a new local nonprofit organization with the goal of opening the first children’s museum in the Des Moines metro area. Right now, they operate as a museum without walls – this means they bring fun and educational exhibits for children right here to our community. Join the DSM Children’s Museum at the Grimes Public Library for their exhibit, “Every Child is an Artist.”

This exhibit will offer children a variety of ways to explore art and creativity.  A still life station will provide examples of still life art, materials for children to create and display their own, and easels and drawing materials to draw their creations.  A sculpture station will offer examples of sculptures, play doh and sculpting tools to create their own, and stands to display their masterpieces.  Creative Crates will be available for children to explore with art tools on their own!

Early exposure to art is a vital part of early childhood education.  Allowing children the freedom to create their own artwork is beneficial in the development of decision making skills, build self-esteem,  fine motor development, and socio-emotional development.

Garden With The Masters
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Garden With The Masters

Join Master Gardener Mamta for the last Garden with the Masters class of the year!

Wrap up gardening season with great tips for preparing the garden for winter. Mamta will also be sharing great fall decoration ideas with garden goodies!

Please register to let us know you are coming!

Move and Groove
Sep 25 @ 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

Toddler Time
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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.

Preschool Storytime
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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: The Amazing Nature Race!
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Early Out Adventures: The Amazing Nature Race!

Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. This week join us outside the library, in Waterworks Park, for a nature scavenger hunt! Please come dressed appropriately for the weather!