GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

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Hammer Time 1:00 pm
Hammer Time
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hammer Time
Part of our Makerspace Series: Join us each week as we use the Library’s makerspace to explore new ways to tinker. All ages welcome, however, some activities may be geared toward older children. Use our[...]
One on One: Address an Official 5:30 pm
One on One: Address an Official
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
One on One: Address an Official
Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 8pm to bend the ear of a Grimes City Council member. Share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas for the future of Grimes. We are here for you! No registration[...]
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Little Explorers 10:00 am
Little Explorers
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Little Explorers
Bring your little explorer for space-themed sensory activities. Held outside (weather permitting) and geared for ages 6 and under. Available first Saturday of both June and July at 10am.
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Let’s Get Crafty 1:00 pm
Let’s Get Crafty
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Let's Get Crafty
Part of our Makerspace Series: Join us each week as we use the Library’s makerspace to explore new ways to tinker. All ages welcome, however, some activities may be geared toward older children. Get crafty[...]
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Kids Read 4:00 pm
Kids Read
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Read
Join us for this beginners book club for K-2nd grade readers. Read any Ato Z Mystery book this month and come ready for discussion and activities. Small snack provided.
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Outer Space Odyssey 1:00 pm
Outer Space Odyssey
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Outer Space Odyssey
Join the Science Center of Iowa as we follow the Voyager spacecraft, see some of the awe-inspiring images they have taken, and attempt some out-of-this-world experiments. All ages.
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Spanish Storytime 10:00 am
Spanish Storytime
Jul 13 @ 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.
LEGO® Contest 1:00 pm
LEGO® Contest
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LEGO® Contest
Build with our blocks to the theme:  Stories! Create something from a Book! Building begins at 1 pm Judging begins at 2 pm All ages Please Register 
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Get Techy 1:00 pm
Get Techy
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get Techy
Part of our Makerspace Series: Join us each week as we use the Library’s makerspace to explore new ways to tinker. All ages welcome, however, some activities may be geared toward older children. Explore our[...]
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Stargazing 8:00 pm
Stargazing
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stargazing
Learn about the night sky and the tools we use to view it, then move outside to stargaze with members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society.  We will start with a classroom portion in the[...]
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What’s it Worth? Antique Appraisal 9:00 am
What’s it Worth? Antique Appraisal
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What's it Worth? Antique Appraisal
Grimes Public Library is pleased to welcome back antique appraiser Mark Moran for a 3 hour antique appraising event! Mr. Moran will appraise 40 items ranging from vases to autographs, books and paintings to furniture. [...]
Moon Day 1:30 pm
Moon Day
Jul 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Moon Day
Stop in to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with fun and educational activities for the whole family! All Ages
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Ramps and Pathways 1:00 pm
Ramps and Pathways
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ramps and Pathways
Part of our Makerspace Series: Join us each week as we use the Library’s makerspace to explore new ways to tinker. All ages welcome, however, some activities may be geared toward older children. Experiment with[...]
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Teen Final Party 5:00 pm
Teen Final Party
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Final Party
Join us as we wrap up the Teen Summer Reading Program with an after hours party with pizza, games and prizes.  We will announce Grand Prizewinners!  All teens are welcome (10+)  Ages 10+. Registration required. Click[...]
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Kids SRP Final Party 10:00 am
Kids SRP Final Party
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids SRP Final Party
Finishers of the Kid’s Summer Reading Program are welcome to attend our final party complete with face painting, balloons, bounce house, grand prize announcements and more! Party held in Waterworks Park.
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Garden with the Masters: Raising Succulents 2:00 pm
Garden with the Masters: Raising Succulents
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Garden with the Masters: Raising Succulents
Master Gardener Mamta will discuss different varieties of succulents and how to properly care for them. Register here.   
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