GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

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CLOSED
CLOSED
Jan 1 all-day
The Library will be closed all day Wednesday for New Years Day.
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AR vs. VR 1:00 pm
AR vs. VR
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AR vs. VR
What’s the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality? Join us to compare the two with the Library’s Merge Cubes and Oculus Quest virtual reality headset. Ages 10 and up.
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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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Tail Waggin’ Readers 9:00 am
Tail Waggin’ Readers
Jan 4 @ 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[...]
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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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Stencil Painting 4:00 pm
Stencil Painting
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stencil Painting
Join us on Thursday, January 9th @4-5:30pm as we use stencils to help us paint on canvas. Ages 8+ Registration is required 
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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:[...]
Makerspace Crafting 4:00 pm
Makerspace Crafting
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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.
Kids Read 1:00 pm
Kids Read
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kids Read
Join us for this beginners book club for K-2nd grade readers. Read any book about science this month and come ready for discussion and science expirements. Small snack provided.
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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.
No sew pillows with painted fabric 4:00 pm
No sew pillows with painted fabric
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
No sew pillows with painted fabric
Join us on Tuesday, January 14th @4-5:30pm as we design no-sew pillows with painted fabric. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional material. Ages 8+ Registration required.
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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.
EOA: Bingo! 1:30 pm
EOA: Bingo!
Jan 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
EOA: Bingo!
Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. This week, win free prizes playing free bingo!
Library Tutoring 5:00 pm
Library Tutoring
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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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Mario Kart Mania 10:00 am
Mario Kart Mania
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mario Kart Mania
Register a team of 1 – 4 players for 1 hour of intense Mario Kart Racing! Time slots are available in 1 hour increments between 10am and 4pm. Teams can register for 1 hour at[...]
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CLOSED
CLOSED
Jan 20 all-day
The Library will be closed all day Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Toddler Time 9:30 am
Toddler Time
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
 
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Preschool Storytime 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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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Geo-POP Trivia 4:00 pm
Geo-POP Trivia
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Geo-POP Trivia
Compete in teams with trivia that mixes Popular Culture and Geography! Ages 10 -17 Please Register
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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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Zentangle 101 10:30 am
Zentangle 101
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Zentangle 101
Zentangle has been described as using purposeful doodling to focus the mind, relieve stress and inspire creativity.  It has also been called Yoga for the brain!  It is ART for EVERYONE!  Zentangle is a fun[...]
Snow Day Activities 1:00 pm
Snow Day Activities
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Snow Day Activities
Join us on Saturday, January 25th @1-2 pm for snow themed crafts and sensory activities.  All ages are welcome
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Move and Groove 6:30 pm
Move and Groove
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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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Wood Shop 4:00 pm
Wood Shop
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wood Shop
Use the Library’s saws and drills (and a little bit of math) to make your own tic-tac-toe board! Ages 8+ Registration required.
Storytime 6:30 pm
Storytime
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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.