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Adult Events

  1. Sit and Stitch

    July 9, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room A

    Join a fun group of crafters for 2 hours of learning and fun.

  2. "So Much Sky"

    July 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Author Karen Weir-Jimerson is a magazine writer and book author who has been gardening since she was 8 years-old. Karen lives on three acres in rural Iowa where she and her husband raise various flowers and vegetables.

  3. Tatting with Mary

    July 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join Mary as she teaches you the basics of tatting and shares with you her tatted creations. If you're curious about handcrafts that have been carried on through the generations then come on down.

  4. Blogging with WordPress

    July 14, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Learn about the world of blogging and how to create your own blog through Wordpress. Please register for this free class here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DZCKAgpMWmkHuS1ahwFkSohCF4fz4j9FL_AePJZI3zw/viewform

  5. Evening Sit 'n Stitch

    July 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Small Group 1

    Bring your projects and share and learn from the group.

  6. Overdrive (WILBOR) & Zinio

    July 21, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    As a library card holder you can access your free subscription to eBooks and eMagazines. Learn how to enjoy the library digital collections. Please register for this free class here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DZCKAgpMWmkHuS1ahwFkSohCF4fz4j9FL_AePJZI3zw/viewform

  7. Sit and Stitch

    July 23, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room A

    Join a fun group of crafters for 2 hours of learning and fun.

  8. Starting a Podcast

    July 28, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn more about the popular medium of podcasts and how to create your very own. Please register for this free class here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DZCKAgpMWmkHuS1ahwFkSohCF4fz4j9FL_AePJZI3zw/viewform

Computer Classes

  1. Blogging

    July 14, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    What is blogging? How can you use, set-up, and comment on a blog. Please pre-register by calling 319-753-1647 or register online.

  2. WILBOR & Zinio

    July 21, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn how to download and read eBooks and eMagazines on your tablet or mobile device. Please pre-register by calling 319-753-1647 or online on the library's website.

  3. Podcasting

    July 28, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Find out what podcasting is all about and how to create a podcast . Please pre-register by calling 319-753-1647 or online on the library's website.

Kid Events

  1. Lego Robotics Class: Ages 7-11 only

    July 6, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Registration is required for this fun class, because class size is limited. For ages 7-11 only. To try to give more people a chance, each week you can register for the next class.

  2. Dan Wardell

    July 7, 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM

    Dan Wardell, from Iowa Public Television, is coming to the library again this summer. Make sure you catch one of his 2 shows! They are DANTASTIC!

  3. Crafternoons: Ages 3-5

    July 8, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Kids age 3-5 with their care giver can sign up for this fun craft class. Space is limited to 20 kids so registration is required. Register online or give us a call at 319-753-1647.

  4. Babygarten (Birth-23 months with caregiver)

    July 8, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Register online.

  5. Babygarten (Birth-23 months with caregiver)

    July 9, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Register online.

  6. Kids Video Games

    July 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come play video games & board games on the big screen. We take turns so everyone gets a chance to play. 10-12 Register online.

  7. Special Needs Lego Time

    July 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    If 40 kids and a huge pile of Lego's is just a little overwhelming, we have a Special Kids Lego Time for kids with special needs and their care giver. Register online.

  8. Lego Robotics Class: Ages 7-11 only

    July 13, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Registration is required for this fun class, because class size is limited. For ages 7-11 only. To try to give more people a chance, each week you can register for the next class.

  9. Steve Parker as Agent Literarius!

    July 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    We love Steve Parker, and you will love Agent Literarius as he solves the mystery with comedy & magic!

  10. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    July 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

  11. Babygarten (Birth-23 months with caregiver)

    July 15, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Register online.

  12. Babygarten (Birth-23 months with caregiver)

    July 16, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Babygarten classes are special storytimes for babies newborn - 23 months with their caregiver. The rhymes, songs and stories make it a fun learning experience for babies and parents. Register online.

  13. Smart Art

    July 17, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Kids age 7-12 can join Miss Tammy for a fun time of art exploration Registration is required.

  14. Lego Club

    July 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Kids K-5 can sign up for our monthly Lego Club. "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of stuff" -Thomas Edison

  15. Lego Robotics Class: Ages 7-11 only

    July 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Registration is required for this fun class, because class size is limited. For ages 7-11 only. To try to give more people a chance, each week you can register for the next class.

  16. Rick Eugene, Magician

    July 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Rick Eugene Brammer returns again this year to provide another magnificent magic show, leaving you to guess again - how did he do that?

  17. Crafternoons: Ages 3-5

    July 22, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Kids age 3-5 with their care giver can sign up for this fun craft class. Space is limited to 20 kids so registration is required. Register online or give us a call at 319-753-1647.

  18. Bees Readers

    July 24, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Burlington Bees players & staff for this fun storytime!

  19. Yoga Storytime

    July 25, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Yoga + Stories = Yoga Storytime. Join Miss Sarah for a fun and flexible time! Register online.

  20. Lego Robotics Class: Ages 7-11 only

    July 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Registration is required for this fun class, because class size is limited. For ages 7-11 only. Want more? We will offer this class in the Fall!

  21. Blank Park Zoo

    July 28, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Blank Park Zoo is the only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. Bring your family to see more than 1,000 furry, finned, and feathered friends. If your family is planning to visit Des Moines, consider a trip to the zoo! No, they are not bringing a giraffe to the library, but they will bring some other critters.

  22. Afternoon Movie: Strange Magic

    July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

  23. Smart Art

    July 31, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Kids age 7-12 can join Miss Tammy for a fun time of art exploration Registration is required.

Library Closings

  1. Closed July 3 & July 4

    July 3, 9:00 AM - July 4, 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room B

Senior Events

  1. Specifically for Seniors-TBA

    July 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime Classes for Birth through Third Grade

  1. Storytime

    July 14, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Debbie for stories and fun. This program is targeted for ages 4-7. Registration is not required to attend.

  2. Storytime

    July 21, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Debbie for stories and fun. This program is targeted for ages 4-7.

  3. Storytime

    July 28, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Debbie for stories and fun. This program is targeted for ages 4-7.

Tweens & Teens

  1. Minecraft Mondays

    July 6, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  2. Teen Book Survival Series: How to Survive a Zombie Attack

    July 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Many Teen book series make their characters rely on their survival skills. If you were faced with the same situations, could you survive? In this "episode" we will explore the survival skills of Jonathan Maberry's Rot & Ruin series. If First Night happened, and zombie attacks were real, do you have the knowledge to survive, or will you become a meal? This is NOT a "book discussion" class, but has lots of activity. WE ARE DOING A NERF ZOMBIE TARGET SHOOT...BRING AN UNALTERED NERF TOY. Register online to reserve your place.

  3. Teen Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)

    July 9, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe PG-13 121 minutes. NOTE: we are starting at 5 so we have time to finish the movie before the library closes.

  4. Tween & Teen Video Game Afternoon

    July 10, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come down to the library and spend the afternoon playing video games with your friends on the big screen! Tournaments, Snacks, & Fun! E or Teen rated games. 360, Wii & PS3.

  5. Minecraft Mondays

    July 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Tweens in 4th - 6th grades can sign up each week to play Minecraft in our computer lab. Because space is limited and to give everyone a fair chance, the registration for the next class will open on each Monday for the next week.

  6. Teen Book Survival Series: How to be a Princess (Selection Series)

    July 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Many Teen book series make their characters rely on their survival skills. If you were faced with the same situations, could you survive? In this "episode" we will check out the skills America Singer needed to learn when she was chosen in the Selection Series by Kiera Cass. Etiquette, dancing, and manicures were way out of her comfort zone. This is NOT a "book discussion" class, but has lots of activity. Register online to reserve your place.DANA'S TOTAL IMAGE is coming for mini makeovers!!!!!

  7. Teen Anime Group (TAG)

    July 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    If you LOVE anime, join us for a night of watching an episode on the big screen along with friends. Snacks and crafts too!

  8. Minecraft Mondays

    July 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  9. Teen Book Survival Series: How to Defend Yourself Against Aliens with Martial Arts Self Defense

    July 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Many Teen book series make their characters rely on their survival skills. If you were faced with the same situations, could you survive? In this "episode" we will pretend we are part of Eve Silver's Rush Series, where teens enter a video game type reality to battle aliens with Martial Arts type skills. The YMCA is bringing instructors to the library for this great class!!!! This is NOT a "book discussion" class, but has lots of activity. Register online to reserve your place.

  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

    July 23, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. PG-13 | 136 min NOTE: We are starting at 5 to allow time to finish the movie before closing.

  11. Tween & Teen Video Game Afternoon

    July 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come down to the library and spend the afternoon playing video games with your friends on the big screen! Tournaments, Snacks, & Fun! E or Teen rated games. 360, Wii & PS3.

  12. Minecraft Mondays

    July 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Tweens in 4th - 6th grades, this may be the last of the Minecraft Mondays, but it's not the end! Sign up for August Minecraft Night!