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Join us in front of the Urbandale Police Department for our 5K run and/or walk on Saturday, September 30, 2023 to support the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Our Mayor, Bob Andeweg, will be running and you can run with him too! Pre-register before Sept. 21 to be guaranteed a t-shirt!
Join us on the second and fourth Friday of the month for classic cinema from the 20th century. This film screening will include English subtitles. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy. Limited space, registration encouraged.
Move Over, Darling (NR, 1963, 1h 43m) In this remake of 'My Favorite Wife,' a missing wife (Doris Day) thought long dead after being lost at sea for several years returns just after her husband (James Garner) has remarried.
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Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels are welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Please note that this program is not staffed and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Gardening in a Warmer World Event Schedule: 1:00-2:00 PM Panel Discussion at the Urbandale Public Library 2:00-3:30 PM “Ask the Experts” Reception at Iowa Outdoor Products (3200 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322 - next door to the library) Can your garden or landscape take the heat? Join us for a panel discussion featuring David McKinney, the curator of the 160-acre Iowa Arboretum & Gardens in Madrid, and Michael Porter, a representative from Kankakee Nursery, one of the Midwest’s largest wholesale tree and shrub nurseries. Learn about how smart tree, shrub, and plant selection can make your gardens more resilient amid rising temperatures and drought conditions.
Though Central Iowa is still a USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5, plants rated for Zones 6 and 7 are currently being evaluated for hardiness in Iowa at the Iowa Arboretum. Get expert recommendations for trees, shrubs, and plants that can withstand what are expected to be mid-century temperature norms.
A few discussion topics covered: Key elements of the Iowa Arboretum’s own climate change plans How growers are adapting new practices to ensure that plants thrive in your gardens Key aspects of savvy plant selection (wood strength, root structure, disease resistance, drought tolerance, drainage/ area topography, etc) Expert recommendations for trees, shrubs, and plants that will thrive amid rising temperatures How much longer will conifers be viable in Iowa What plants are in field trials at the Iowa Arboretum for Zones 6 and 7 It’s a whole new world (plant choices in an eventual Iowa USDA Planting Zone 6 or 7) Why it is important to do fall and winter watering
An “Ask the Experts” reception will be hosted by Iowa Outdoor Products immediately following the panel discussion and attendees can ask their questions of speakers one-on-one while enjoying light refreshments, and some educational displays showcasing tree, shrub, and plant varieties well-suited for a warmer Iowa.
Registration for this event is highly encouraged.
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Drop by the youth area from 4:15 - 5:15 PM on the fourth Tuesday of each month to make new friends and/or spend some quality time with family playing board games! We will provide a variety of games, some classic and perhaps a few new ones that may become your favorites. Target Age: 5 years old and up (anyone under age 10 must be supervised by an adult) Located in the Youth Area, no registration is required
All teens ages 12-17 who want to volunteer at the library this 2023-2024 school year must turn in a volunteer application, signed by a parent or guardian by September 17th, and pass a phone interview. (Learn more)New teen volunteers will need to attend one training session before they are able to volunteer. Choose to attend either Tuesday, September 26th, 4:30 PM or Saturday, September 30th, 1:30 PM. Orientation will last 45 minutes to an hour. Age Requirement: 12-17 only No registration is required for this training, but volunteer applications must be turned in prior to these training sessions by September 17th at 6:00 PM. This event will be held in person at the library in the ICN Room.
Members from Iowa Fiber and
Beyond will demonstrate several techniques for making easy fiber beads. In the
class, we will use repurposed fabric, paper, yarns, and other fun materials to
make one-of-a-kind beads and use those beads to make a beautiful
bookmark. Once you learn how to make fiber beads, you can use them for jewelry,
gifts, home decor, holiday creations, and much more. It will also be an
activity you can share with children and adults of all ages. All materials will be
provided. We will be using glue so wear clothes that can get dirty. Check out the Iowa Fiber and Beyond exhibit on display in our lobby during the month of October.,
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Double-Booked Afternoon meets every 4th Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Book Club books will be available for checkout after each meeting. See what other formats - including large print, audiobook, and downloadable versions - are available in our collection HERE.This month's discussion title is All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. Synopsis: (Fiction) Lahore, Pakistan. Then. Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start. Juniper, California. Now. Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding. Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever. When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.
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Join us to personalize some back-to-school supplies including a sharpie tie-dye pencil case, a Dragon eye notebook, and origami corner bookmarks. We’ll provide the supplies and directions, you provide the creativity.
This program is open to teens and tweens ages 10-17 only, and registration is strongly encouraged, as each session has occupancy limits.
Choose the session that works best for you (both are the same crafts): Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 4:30 PM sessionAges 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 6:00 PM sessionPlease note that we wish to provide some recommendations on what age does which time, however, anyone age 10 – 17 may register for either time.
Drop in and experience Absolute Science's Bubble Stations, one of the largest Mobile Bubble Outdoor Programs in the United States. With long-lasting, hand-made bubble solution, and hundreds of wands of different shapes and sizes from all over the world, this program is a wonderful hands-on experience that brings out the child in all of us!
Time: Drop in anytime, 9:30-11:30 AM Target audience: Families (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast Courtyard.Registration is appreciated but not required.
All teens ages 12-17 who want to volunteer at the library this 2023-2024 school year must turn in a volunteer application, signed by a parent or guardian by September 17th, and pass a phone interview. (Learn more)
New teen volunteers will need to attend one training session before they are able to volunteer. Choose to attend either Tuesday, September 26th, 4:30 PM or Saturday, September 30th, 1:30 PM. Orientation will last 45 minutes to an hour.
Age Requirement: 12-17 only
No registration is required for this training, but volunteer applications must be turned in prior to these training sessions by September 17th at 6:00 PM. This event will be held in person at the library in Meeting Room A.