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Adult Events

  1. Tech Tuesday @ HY-VEE on Agency

    July 16, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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  2. Beyond the Book Club

    July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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  3. Create It: Apollo's 50th Anniversary Buttons

    July 22, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Celebrate Apollo's 50th Anniversary with us with NASA buttons! Make your own statement piece and learn more about the future of space travel at this Create It! event.

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  4. Kanopy Presents: I Learn America

    July 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join us as watch the documentary I Learn America. Run Time: 96 mins In I Learn America, five resilient immigrant teenagers come together at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries.

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  5. Create It: What's Cooking (Up-Cycled Kitchen Knife Holders)

    July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    What's Cooking is a fun adult craft featuring recycled books to create a novel kitchen knife holder for your home. Registration is required and will open 3 weeks before the event.

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  6. Create It: Cake Decorating

    July 29, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Library cake calories don't count, right? Let's bake a cake together with the library's Create Collection pans and decorate another with the Create Collection icing tips to practice our techniques and taste test. Please register for this delicious class.

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Kid Events

  1. Wiggle Time

    July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Wiggle Time is a music and movement class for toddlers and their caregivers. This program builds on the early literacy skills established in babygarten and focuses on the 5 building blocks of early literacy: read, write, sing, talk, play! Toddlers and their caregivers interact together through songs, rhymes, various forms of storytelling, and the use of props such as scarves, puppets, and musical instruments.

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  2. Science Center of Iowa's Outer Space Odyssey

    July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ever wonder what it’s like to visit other planets in our solar system? With our newest outreach program, you’ll do just that! Together, we’ll follow the amazing journey of the Voyager spacecraft, see some of the awe-inspiring images they have taken and attempt some out-of-this-world experiments. Join the Science Center of Iowa this summer, and get ready to go on an Outer Space Odyssey!

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  3. Storytime

    July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All ages storytime: come share in stories, songs, and puppetry!

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  4. Ralph Breaks the Internet

    July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube. RATED PG

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  5. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Signup/Checkin

    July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come get your child (ages 0-5) signed up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! This is also a great opportunity to check in if you are already registered and need to check in with book levels. No registration necessary!

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  6. Lego Club

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come to the library for a fun morning of lego construction! For grades Kindergarten and up, Please register!

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  7. Wiggle Time

    July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Wiggle Time is a music and movement class for toddlers and their caregivers. This program builds on the early literacy skills established in babygarten and focuses on the 5 building blocks of early literacy: read, write, sing, talk, play! Toddlers and their caregivers interact together through songs, rhymes, various forms of storytelling, and the use of props such as scarves, puppets, and musical instruments.

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  8. Wiggle Time

    July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Wiggle Time is a music and movement class for toddlers and their caregivers. This program builds on the early literacy skills established in babygarten and focuses on the 5 building blocks of early literacy: read, write, sing, talk, play! Toddlers and their caregivers interact together through songs, rhymes, various forms of storytelling, and the use of props such as scarves, puppets, and musical instruments.

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  9. Martika!

    July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Specialty performer and international woman of mystery, Martika aims to bring the highest quality entertainment to a stage near you! She’s been to every corner of the globe, and even brought a few souvenirs. Her signature One Woman Stunt Show has been seen from coast to coast across the USA.

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  10. Storytime

    July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All ages storytime: come share in stories, songs, and puppetry!

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  11. Crafternoons

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Crafternoons is a fun program for children ages 3-6 with their caregiver. Kids will create two fun works of art each session. Tickets will be available at the youth desk 30 minutes before the program starts on a first come first serve basis!

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  12. Storytime with the Burlington Bees!

    July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Bees Players will be coming to read stories to kiddos. All ages, no registration!

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  13. Blank Park Zoo (2 shows!)

    July 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    One show at 2:00 and one show at 3:00! The Blank Park Zoo is one of the most popular programs of the summer! Encourage children's imaginations to come alive by visiting with and learning about live animals from the Blank Park Zoo!

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  14. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    July 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    When Toothless gets drawn away by the sudden and inexplicable appearance of female Light Fury and a new threat finds their way into Hiccup's crowded dragon utopia, both human and dragon alike are prompted to begin a search for the mythical ancestral home of dragons: a hidden world thought to exist only in myth. A tale of friendship, fate, and ultimately letting go. Rated PG

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Library Events

  1. Saturday Morning Cartoons

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  2. Saturday Morning Cartoons

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Babygarten

    July 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills. No registration during summer classes!

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  2. Babygarten

    July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills. No registration during summer classes!

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  3. Babygarten

    July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills. No registration during summer classes!

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  4. Babygarten

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers. This program nurtures your bond with the baby in your life through rhyme, song, and developmental tips. Babygarten's primary focus is the development of infants 0-23 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and early literacy skills. No registration during summer classes!

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Tweens & Teens

  1. CoLaboratory

    July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    CoLaboratory is a fun Maker Space with different activities each week. You might find Minecraft, Coding, Green Screen, Stomp Rockets and MORE! Located in the Create Space of the library just off the lobby. No registration or tickets required, but if the room is full, try back a little later. CoLab activities are geared for 3rd grade and up. Some things require more adult help than others.

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  2. Teen Thrills & Chills & Writing Skills

    July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Spend an evening working on your writing skills with author, April Henry... Well not "actually" best selling YA mystery writer April Henry, but the awesome writing kit she sent us here at the library full of good advice, writing exercises and more. She also included 15 copies of her book The Lonely Dead and special writing journals. The first 15 participants with FREE tickets will get the sweet loot Ms. Henry sent us. Others are welcome to participate without the loot. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

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  3. Apollo 13 movie (PG 2h 20m)

    July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

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  4. Hidden Figures movie (PG 2h7m)

    July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

    The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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  5. CoLaboratory

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    CoLaboratory is a fun Maker Space with different activities each week. You might find Minecraft, Coding, Green Screen, Stomp Rockets and MORE! Located in the Create Space of the library just off the lobby. No registration or tickets required, but if the room is full, try back a little later. CoLab activities are geared for 3rd grade and up. Some things require more adult help than others.

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  6. Chess Night!

    July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Create Space

    Learn some new skills or work on your strategy with local chess expert, Shawn Johnson at Chess Night!

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  7. TICOS Storytelling event at Des Moines County Fair

    July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    TICOS is joining the Optimist Club of Burlington/West Burlington for a Storybook Character story time at the fair. Dress in costume as Chicken Little, the engineer from The Little Engine That Could, or many others while you read the book matching your costume to kids at the fair. Need more information? Ask Becky at the library or call 319-753-1647.

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  8. Tween Solar System Jewelry

    July 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Choose your own colors & design as you select beads & wire to a create a out of this world pendant for a necklace. This event need a FREE ticket available at the youth desk 30 minutes before the start time.

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