GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Events Calendar

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Storytime in the Park 10:00 am
Storytime in the Park
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime in the Park
Join the Library and Parks Departments for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for[...]
Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn! June 10 Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (120 min.) PG June 17 Ralph Breaks the Internet (112 min.) PG June 24 Beauty and[...]
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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[...]
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Tail Waggin’ Readers 9:00 am
Tail Waggin’ Readers
Jul 6 @ 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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Storytime in the Park 10:00 am
Storytime in the Park
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime in the Park
Join the Library and Parks Departments for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for[...]
Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn! June 10 Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (120 min.) PG June 17 Ralph Breaks the Internet (112 min.) PG June 24 Beauty and[...]
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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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Storytime in the Park 10:00 am
Storytime in the Park
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime in the Park
Join the Library and Parks Departments for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for[...]
Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn! June 10 Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (120 min.) PG June 17 Ralph Breaks the Internet (112 min.) PG June 24 Beauty and[...]
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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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Nature & Pressed Flower Art 3:00 pm
Nature & Pressed Flower Art
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nature & Pressed Flower Art
Thursday, July 18th @3-4pm Join us as we create art using flowers and objects found in nature.  We will have supplies to make sun catchers, dreamcatchers, and artwork of your design.  All ages welcome.
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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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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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Storytime in the Park 10:00 am
Storytime in the Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Storytime in the Park
Join the Library and Parks Departments for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for[...]
Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn! June 10 Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (120 min.) PG June 17 Ralph Breaks the Internet (112 min.) PG June 24 Beauty and[...]
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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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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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Mondays at the Movies 2:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mondays at the Movies
Join us each Monday at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn! June 10 Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (120 min.) PG June 17 Ralph Breaks the Internet (112 min.) PG June 24 Beauty and[...]
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