GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

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Tail Waggin’ Readers 9:00 am
Tail Waggin’ Readers
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
Kids Read 1:00 pm
Kids Read
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kids Read
Join us for this beginner’s book club for K-2nd grade readers. Read any book with pink OR red on the cover and come ready for discussion and Valentine’s Day activities!  Small snack provided.
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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 6:30 pm
GPL Adult Book Club
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 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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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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: Hot Chocolate! 1:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Hot Chocolate!
Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Hot Chocolate!
Celebrate the yummiest part of winter: Hot Chocolate! Taste tests, recipe stations, science experiments, marshmallows and more!
Library Tutoring 5:00 pm
Library Tutoring
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Library Tutoring
What: FREE tutoring in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math (elementary), research papers and correct citations, study skills, social skills, test taking skills, and/or homework help. Who: Our staff tutor, Christine, has 23 years of[...]
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Marbled Paper Stenciling 4:00 pm
Marbled Paper Stenciling
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Marbled Paper Stenciling
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 6th @4-5pm as we learn how to do paper marbling with paint and shaving cream!  Ages 8+
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Feb 6 @ 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 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. NEW TIME 9AM!
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Feb 7 @ 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.
Makerspace Crafting 4:00 pm
Makerspace Crafting
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Makerspace Crafting
Take advantage of the Library’s Makerspace to complete you craft projects! Bring your own project or create a new one at the Library. Tablets will be available to search for project ideas. The following materials[...]
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Spanish Storytime 10:00 am
Spanish Storytime
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Spanish Storytime
Whether you are a native speaker, or looking to learn, you’ll love our Spanish Storytime! All ages and families welcome. Cuentos en español. Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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.
Faux Stained Glass 4:00 pm
Faux Stained Glass
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Faux Stained Glass
Join us as we learn how to make faux stained glass at the Library! Ages  8+ Registration required.
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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.
ASL Basics 4:30 pm
ASL Basics
Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
ASL Basics
Join this monthly community-led group spreading awareness of and teaching basic ASL skills to early learners. Ages 3+.
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Lego® Love 4:00 pm
Lego® Love
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lego® Love
Come build with our bricks All ages
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Feb 13 @ 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 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. NEW TIME 9AM!
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Feb 14 @ 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.
Makerspace Crafting 4:00 pm
Makerspace Crafting
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Makerspace Crafting
Take advantage of the Library’s Makerspace to complete you craft projects! Bring your own project or create a new one at the Library. Tablets will be available to search for project ideas. The following materials[...]
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Wellness Weekend: Back Health 10:00 am
Wellness Weekend: Back Health
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Physical therapist Brant Chambers offers expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics. February session: Back Health Back pain is common! We’ll look at common causes of back pain, lifting techniques that use proper[...]
Valentine’s Craft 11:00 am
Valentine’s Craft
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Valentine's Craft
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 15th @11 am-12 pm as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with special crafts and sensory play! All ages are welcome.
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Ask-a-Lawyer 6:00 pm
Ask-a-Lawyer
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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 5:00 pm
Board Meeting
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm
Board Meeting
 
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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.
Library Tutoring 5:00 pm
Library Tutoring
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Library Tutoring
What: FREE tutoring in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math (elementary), research papers and correct citations, study skills, social skills, test taking skills, and/or homework help. Who: Our staff tutor, Christine, has 23 years of[...]
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Pokémon Play 4:00 pm
Pokémon Play
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pokémon Play
Bring your cards! Gaming and crafts! Ages 7-18
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Feb 20 @ 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 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. NEW TIME 9AM!
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Feb 21 @ 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.
Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop 11:00 am
Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Attorney Cynthia Letsch’s free workshop is just the ticket to ensure your advanced directives are legally in order. Register for a 1.5 hour workshop where you will learn about two kinds of powers of attorney:[...]
Instrument Petting Zoo 1:00 pm
Instrument Petting Zoo
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Instrument Petting Zoo
Friday, Feb. 21st @1-1:45pm Join members of the Des Moines Symphony Academy as we learn about and explore the violin, cello, and more! Ages 4-10. Registration required 
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Virtual Reality 1:00 pm
Virtual Reality
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Reality
Haven’t tested out our Virtual Reality headset yet? Sign up for a 20 minutes time slot to test out the games on our Oculus Quest! Call the Library to register. Ages 8 and up.
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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: Canvas Tape Painting 1:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Canvas Tape Painting
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Canvas Tape Painting
Early Out Adventures are for school age kids during early dismissals. This week, we get create with paint and tape!
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Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Feb 27 @ 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 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. NEW TIME 9AM!
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Feb 28 @ 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.