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Posted December 18, 2014 in Community Featured, Grimes


Adult Bingo: Thursday, December 18th, 2-4pm

Come for the game, meet new friends, and have some fun! Every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Gingerbread Houses: Saturday, December 20th at 1pm

Back by popular demand, we are doing two weekends of gingerbread houses! Come create a miniature Holiday House out of all edible material! $5 fee; all ages; please register.

Library Closed:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Closing at 4pm: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Countdown to Noon: New Year’s Dance Party: Saturday, December 27th, 10am-Noon

Come dance, make a craft, and celebrate the coming New Year 2015!  You can come and go as you please from 10am-Noon.  All ages; no registration needed.

New Year’s Party: Tuesday, December 30th, 7-9pm

Youth ages 10 and up, bring your friends and come celebrate the start of 2015 with a library scavenger hunt, snacks, and gaming tournament.  No registration needed.

Tail Waggin’ Readers: Saturday, January 3rd, 9-11am

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Students in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade may sign up for a 20 minute time slot to read to a therapy dog partner. Please call the library to register, 986-3551.

Adult Book Club: Monday, January 5th at 7pm

Join us for movie night at Book Club this month.

Candy Casino: Tuesday, January 6th, 6:30-8pm

Come play or learn how to play poker using candy!  Other games will be available to play too! Ages 10 and up; no registration needed.

Tech Drop-In: Thursday, January 8th, 3-5pm

On the second Thursday of each month, bring in your laptop, phone, tablet or e-reader between 3-5pm for basic computer help and instruction. To ensure one-on-one assistance, register for a 30 minute time slot with Fionn or Kelly.

Paper Monet: Saturday, January 10th, 10am-Noon

Come make your own “Monet” masterpiece.  Explore famous landscape paintings and create your own with paper.  All ages welcome.  No registration needed.  This is a come and go event.

Repulsive Reactions: Tuesday, January 13th, 6:30-7:30pm

Why do we have snot?  What is poop?  What makes me fart?  What makes me burp?  Explore, practice, and learn about the Repulsive Reactions of our human bodies!  Ages 5 and up; no registration needed.

Story and Crafts with Kil’n Time Studio: Wednesday, January 14th, 1:30pm

Come to the library for a story, and then paint your own take-home craft provided by Kil’n Time Studio in Waukee! All ages; please register.

Adult Bingo: Thursday, January 15th, 2-4pm

Come for the game, meet new friends, and have some fun! Every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Ongoing Events:  

Toddler Time:  Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:00am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and a caregiver are invited to join us as we introduce literacy and a love of books through storytelling, rhymes, songs and crafts.  No registration required.

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:00am

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts.  No registration required.

Baby Lapsit: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

A time for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers to play and grow through songs, short stories, nursery rhymes, and other developmental activities.  No registration required.

Evening Story Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Families are invited to listen to stories, participate in songs and rhymes, and make a craft.  No registration required.

Friday Story Time: Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts.  No registration required.

Grimes Public Library
200 N. James St.
Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
Mon.-Thur.: 9 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.



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