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Story times resume

Posted September 02, 2015 in Community Featured, Urbandale

The library is planning to resume story times and other regularly scheduled youth programs after Labor Day, beginning Tuesday, September 8th.

Preschool activities offered include:

  • Morning Family Story Time for children age 2 and up on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
  • Toddler Time for 2 year old children with an adult on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Book Babies for children age 12 – 24 months with an adult on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Mothers and Others for caregivers and children age infant to 36 months on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
  • Evening Family Story Time for children age 2 and up on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
  • Science Sleuths for kids age 3-6 on Friday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. Please register by calling 278-3945.

Programs for school-age kids and teens:

  • Minecraft Mania for kids age 8-12 on Monday, September 14, 21, and 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • LEGO Club for kids age 5 and up on Friday, September 25th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Magic Tree House Book Club for kids age 6-9 on Monday, September 28th from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Please register by calling 278-3945.
  • Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for teens ages 13-17 on September 22nd from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Teen Book Club for high school students age 13 and up on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your Calendar!

Robin Oliveira, awarding winning author of “My Name is Mary Sutter,” will be in Urbandale on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 pm to discuss her book, the All Iowa Reads 2015 selection. This free program is sponsored by the Urbandale Public Library but will be held at the Giovannetti Community Shelter in Walker Johnston Park (8900 Douglas Avenue).

“My Name is Mary Sutter” received the 2011 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the 2010 American Historical Fiction Honorable Mention from the Langum Charitable Trust. In addition to being selected as the All Iowa Reads 2015 title, the book was also chosen as an all-city read for both Schenectady, N.Y. and Roswell, Georgia.

Robin Oliveira’s newest novel, “I Always Loved You,” relates the complex and fascinating relationship between painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see an award winning author, right here in Urbandale!

Urbandale Public Library
3520 86th St.
Mon. – Thur.: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

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