GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Crafting Corner: Holiday Decor 5:00 pm
Crafting Corner: Holiday Decor
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Crafting Corner: Holiday Decor
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd @5-6pm Jump into the Holiday spirit with an adorable holiday craft! Ages 12+  Please register.
GPL Adult Book Club 6:30 pm
GPL Adult Book Club
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Early Out Adventures: Pint Size Science-Classifying Creatures 1:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Pint Size Science-Classifying Creatures
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Early Out Adventures: Pint Size Science-Classifying Creatures
Wednesday, December 4th @1:30pm Early Out Adventures are for school age kids during early dismissals. This week, explore the animal world through fossils, x-rays, and teeth!
Library Tutoring 5:00 pm
Library Tutoring
Dec 4 @ 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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Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Dec 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Dec 6 @ 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!
DART Storytime 10:00 am
DART Storytime
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
DART Storytime
Sponsored by the READ to SUCCEED Program through United Way of Central Iowa, DART is bringing the award-winning children’s book, Last Stop on Market Street, to Grimes Public Library. Learn how public transit connects people[...]
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Dec 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.
Holiday Candles 4:00 pm
Holiday Candles
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make your own holiday herb and spice floating candles! These holiday shaped candles can float in bowls and jars and make a great seasonal addition to your home! Ages 15+ Register here. 
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Tail Waggin’ Readers 9:00 am
Tail Waggin’ Readers
Dec 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[...]
Gingerbread House Workshop! 1:00 pm
Gingerbread House Workshop!
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Gingerbread House Workshop!
Gingerbread House Workshop! December 7th and 14th @ 1pm & December 21st @10am Build and decorate your own edible house! All Ages. Registration required.   December 7th Registration December 14th Registration December 21st Registration  
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.
ASL Basics 4:30 pm
ASL Basics
Dec 11 @ 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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Hot Pack Sewing Workshop 4:00 pm
Hot Pack Sewing Workshop
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hot Pack Sewing Workshop
Make a reusable, microwaveable hot/cold pack All supplies provided Optional: Bring your own fat quarter (18” X 22”) of 100% cotton fabric   Ages 10 + Registration Required
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Dec 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 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.
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Spanish Storytime 10:00 am
Spanish Storytime
Dec 14 @ 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.
Gingerbread House Workshop! 1:00 pm
Gingerbread House Workshop!
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Gingerbread House Workshop!
Gingerbread House Workshop! December 7th and 14th @ 1pm & December 21st @10am Build and decorate your own edible house! All Ages. Registration required. December 7th Registration December 14 Registration December 21st Registration
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Ask-a-Lawyer 6:00 pm
Ask-a-Lawyer
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
 
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Library Tutoring 5:00 pm
Library Tutoring
Dec 18 @ 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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Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Dec 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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Baby Lapsit 9:00 am
Baby Lapsit
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 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.
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Gingerbread House Workshop! 10:00 am
Gingerbread House Workshop!
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Gingerbread House Workshop!
Gingerbread House Workshop! December 7th and 14th @ 1pm & December 21st @10am Build and decorate your own edible house! All Ages. Registration required. December 7th Registration December 14th Registration December 21st Registration
Kids Read 1:00 pm
Kids Read
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kids Read
Join us for this beginners book club for K-2nd grade readers. Read any winter book this month and come ready for discussion and activities. Small snack provided.
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CLOSED
CLOSED
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday.
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Family Game Night 4:00 pm
Family Game Night
Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Family Game Night
Join us on Thursday, December 26th @4-5:30pm for an open family game night.  We will have various board games available to play with your family and friends!
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Dec 30 @ 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.