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  1. Baby Bounce

    February 4, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month @ 9:30 AM

  2. Family Storytime

    February 4, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month @ 10:30 AM

  3. Adult Recreational Chess

    February 4, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  4. Baby Bounce

    February 6, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:00 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 9:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  5. Toddler Time

    February 6, 2023, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:50 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  6. Family Storytime

    February 6, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 10:45 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  7. Afterschool Fun Lego: Sweet Treats

    February 7, 2023, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for fun in the youth area of the library. Drop in the first Tuesday of the month between 4:15 and 5:15 to enjoy free building at your own pace, or complete a challenge!  This month we challenge you to whip up a Lego dessert. Will you make a cake, an ice cream sundae, or something of your own invention?Target Age: Families (anyone under age 10 must be supervised by an adult) Located in the Youth Area, no registration is required. 

  8. Evening Family Storytime

    February 7, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Story RoomRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: February 7, 14, and 28 @ 6:30 PM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  9. Music and Movement

    February 8, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll share one book or story, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Dates & Time: February 1, 8, and 15  @ 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  10. Music and Movement

    February 8, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll share one book or story, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Dates & Time: February 1, 8, and 15  @ 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  11. Buy.Eat.Live Healthy: Nutrition Class

    February 8, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room B

    Please note: this is an 8-week class (January 18-March 8). Each class will be approximately 60-90 minutes. Registering for the first session on January 18 will enroll you for the full 8-week class. Each lesson includes information on nutrition and physical activity and includes cooking or tasting a recipe. Participants are given tools to help them make behavior changes, including cutting mats, measuring cups and spoons, and cookbooks. Participants who complete eight classes receive a certificate signed by ISU Extension and Outreach staff certifying they have attended the program. Classes Include:Get Moving: Participants enjoy being active.Plan, Shop, $ave: Participants plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget.Fruits and Veggies, Half Your Plate: Participants increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat every day. Participants have more than one kind of vegetable and one kind of fruit every day.Make Half Your Grains Whole: Participants choose at least half of their grains to be whole grains.Build Strong Bones: Participants get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium.Go Lean with Protein: Participants have lean protein foods and keep all food safe to eat. Make a Change and Celebrate: Participants limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt and celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/BELH_LOGO_WEB_792908A.PNG

  12. Baby Bounce

    February 9, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:00 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 9:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  13. Toddler Time

    February 9, 2023, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:50 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  14. Family Storytime

    February 9, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 10:45 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  15. Tween DIY Gifts

    February 9, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get creative and walk away with gifts to give (or keep)! We’ll provide the supplies and show you how/ give you ideas for DIY earbud holders, as well as decorate your own mug and canvas drawstring bag. Do one or all three (time permitting).  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 session Ages 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 5:30 PM session Please note that we wish to provide some recommendation on what age does which time, however, projects do not depend on teamwork and anyone age 10 – 17 may register for either time. 

  16. Teen DIY Gifts

    February 9, 2023, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room B

    Get creative and walk away with gifts to give (or keep)! We’ll provide the supplies and show you how/ give you ideas for DIY earbud holders, as well as decorate your own mug and canvas drawstring bag. Do one or all three (time permitting).  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 session Ages 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 5:30 PM session Please note that we wish to provide some recommendation on what age does which time, however, projects do not depend on teamwork and anyone age 10 – 17 may register for either time. 

  17. Classic Cinema: Pillow Talk

    February 10, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Join us on the second and fourth Friday of the month for classic cinema from the 20th century. Registration encouraged.  Celebrate Valentine's Day early with this romantic Classic Cinema pick. Pillow Talk (G, 1959, 1h 38min) Rock Hudson-Doris Day romp about a playboy songwriter and a career woman who feud over their shared party line, then meet and fall in love. An Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay; Day was nominated for Best Actress; and Thelma Ritter received a Best Supporting Actress nod as Day's tipsy maid.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/PILLOW_TALK_2_360X500_6A5B9E57.PNG

  18. Adult Recreational Chess

    February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  19. Baby Bounce

    February 13, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:00 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 9:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  20. Toddler Time

    February 13, 2023, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:50 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  21. Family Storytime

    February 13, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 10:45 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  22. Afterschool Fun Get Crafty: Washi Tape Heart Suncatchers

    February 14, 2023, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for fun in the youth area of the library. Drop in the second Tuesday of the month between 4:15 and 5:15 to get crafty. This month we’ll be making a suncatcher you can personalize with colorful tape and hang in your window or give to someone you love. Choose a heart or hexagon shape!  Target Age: 5 years old and up (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.) Located in the Youth Area, no registration is required. 

  23. Double Booked Book Club

    February 14, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Double-Booked Evening meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 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 We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza. Synopsis: (Fiction) Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia.But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend.Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, We Are Not Like Them takes “us to uncomfortable places—in the best possible way—while capturing so much of what we are all thinking and feeling about race. A sharp, timely, and soul-satisfying novel” (Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author) that is both a powerful conversation starter and a celebration of the enduring power of friendship.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/WE_ARE_NOT_LIKE_THEM_FEBB49DF.PNG

  24. Music and Movement

    February 15, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll share one book or story, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Dates & Time: February 1, 8, and 15  @ 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  25. Music and Movement

    February 15, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll share one book or story, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Dates & Time: February 1, 8, and 15  @ 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  26. Buy.Eat.Live Healthy: Nutrition Class

    February 15, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room B

    Please note: this is an 8-week class (January 18-March 8). Each class will be approximately 60-90 minutes. Registering for the first session on January 18 will enroll you for the full 8-week class. Each lesson includes information on nutrition and physical activity and includes cooking or tasting a recipe. Participants are given tools to help them make behavior changes, including cutting mats, measuring cups and spoons, and cookbooks. Participants who complete eight classes receive a certificate signed by ISU Extension and Outreach staff certifying they have attended the program. Classes Include:Get Moving: Participants enjoy being active.Plan, Shop, $ave: Participants plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget.Fruits and Veggies, Half Your Plate: Participants increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat every day. Participants have more than one kind of vegetable and one kind of fruit every day.Make Half Your Grains Whole: Participants choose at least half of their grains to be whole grains.Build Strong Bones: Participants get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium.Go Lean with Protein: Participants have lean protein foods and keep all food safe to eat. Make a Change and Celebrate: Participants limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt and celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/BELH_LOGO_WEB_792908A.PNG

  27. Movie Night: Till

    February 15, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Movie Night at the Library. Limited space, registration encouraged.  In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing: Till (PG-13/ 2022/ 2h 10m) The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/TILL_360X500_9880E1D4.PNG

  28. Baby Bounce

    February 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:00 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 9:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  29. Toddler Time

    February 16, 2023, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:50 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  30. Family Storytime

    February 16, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 10:45 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  31. 3rd Thursday at Hoover's: Lincoln and Hoover, Comparisons & Contrasts

    February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT 3rd Thursday at Hoover's presents: Lincoln and Hoover In celebration of both Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and Presidents Day, this talk will examine the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Herbert Hoover highlighting the profound influence that the Sixteenth President had upon the thinking of the Thirty-First President.  Both suffered loss in their childhood, were voracious readers, and self-made individuals.  Lincoln articulated the political philosophy of Herbert Hoover with the “open field” and “fair chance” in life or more generally known as the “right to rise.”  This philosophy argued that government should not pose barriers for individual achievement.  Every American should be allowed to reach the level of attainment that their individual talents and initiative might realize.  Lincoln was also a firm believer in party building and the importance of party in achieving viable public policy.  He also knew that harnessing public opinion was necessary for the success of any policy initiative.  Hoover, having not been elected to public office other than the Presidency, was less adept at the importance of political organization in driving successful public policies.  Hoover’s admiration of Lincoln was life-long and expressed itself in some unusual ways. About the Speaker: Dr. Thomas Schwartz is the director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Prior to coming to the Hoover Presidential Library, Schwartz was director of the Lincoln Library and will share his vast knowledge of both presidents. The Urbandale Public Library is pleased to continue our partnership with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for the monthly 3rd Thursday at Hoover's live webinar series.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/THIRDTHURSDAYLOGO_3E1F24EA.JPG

  32. Page Turners Book Club

    February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Page Turners meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 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 1979 by Val McDermid. Copies of February's book club title are currently unavailable. We will be reading March's pick, Dream Girl by Laura Lippman, for February. We will read 1979 if copies become available or we will replace with a new title tbd. Synopsis: Aubrey, the title character of Gerry Andersen’s most successful novel, Dream Girl, is so captivating that Gerry’s readers insist she’s real. Gerry knows she exists only in his imagination. So how can Aubrey be calling Gerry, bed-bound since a freak fall? A virtual prisoner in his penthouse, Gerry is dependent on two women he barely knows: his incurious young assistant, and a dull, slow-witted night nurse.Isolated from the world, drowsy from medication, Gerry slips between reality and dreamlike memories: his faithless father, his devoted mother; the women who loved him, the women he loved.Now here is Aubrey, threatening to visit him, suggesting that Gerry owes her something. Is the threat real or a sign of dementia? Which scenario would he prefer? Gerry has never been so alone, so confused – and so terrified.And then he wakes up to another nightmare—a woman’s dead body next to his bed—and the terrifying uncertainty of whether he is responsible. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/DREAM_GIRL_C13B2395.JPG

  33. Storytime Explorers

    February 17, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    At this longer storytime, we’ll dive into a topic and explore the fascinating world around us using a combination of nonfiction and fiction books. Each storytime will typically include reading, discussion, one craft, and one science activity. Target age: 3-6 years old with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 10:00  AM 

  34. Baby Bounce

    February 18, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month @ 9:30 AM

  35. Family Storytime

    February 18, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month @ 10:30 AM

  36. Adult Recreational Chess

    February 18, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  37. Second Founding: Commemorating 155 years of the 14th Amendment and its Legacy

    February 21, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    The Iowa State Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association are co-sponsoring a free, virtual community event that will explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. The program will focus on court decisions and laws impacting African Americans, in commemoration of Black History Month.The following presenters will review and describe the three main clauses of the 14thAmendment: Citizenship; Due Process; Equal Protection; and a few of the landmark court decisions and legislation flowing from this far-reaching Constitutional Amendment: Hon. Henry Hamilton III, ISBA President and federal administrative law judge; Emily Chafa, ISBA Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee Chair; Timothy Gartin, ISBA Real Estate and Title Law Section Chair.Please register for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  38. Afterschool Fun STEM: Candy Heart Engineering

    February 21, 2023, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for fun in the youth area of the library. Drop in on the third Tuesday of the month between 4:15 and 5:15 to enjoy science, technology, engineering, or math activities.  This month’s challenge: Can you create a working chute to deliver the hearts into a plastic cup? The candy factory needs your problem-solving skills!Target Age: 5 years old and up (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.) Located in the Youth Area, no registration is required.  

  39. Buy.Eat.Live Healthy: Nutrition Class

    February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room B

    Please note: this is an 8-week class (January 18-March 8). Each class will be approximately 60-90 minutes. Registering for the first session on January 18 will enroll you for the full 8-week class. Each lesson includes information on nutrition and physical activity and includes cooking or tasting a recipe. Participants are given tools to help them make behavior changes, including cutting mats, measuring cups and spoons, and cookbooks. Participants who complete eight classes receive a certificate signed by ISU Extension and Outreach staff certifying they have attended the program. Classes Include:Get Moving: Participants enjoy being active.Plan, Shop, $ave: Participants plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget.Fruits and Veggies, Half Your Plate: Participants increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat every day. Participants have more than one kind of vegetable and one kind of fruit every day.Make Half Your Grains Whole: Participants choose at least half of their grains to be whole grains.Build Strong Bones: Participants get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium.Go Lean with Protein: Participants have lean protein foods and keep all food safe to eat. Make a Change and Celebrate: Participants limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt and celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/BELH_LOGO_WEB_792908A.PNG

  40. Double Booked Book Club

    February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    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 A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib. Synopsis: (Non-Fiction) “I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too.” Inspired by these few words, spoken by Josephine Baker at the 1963 March on Washington, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and bestselling author Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Each moment in every performance he examines—whether it’s the twenty-seven seconds in “Gimme Shelter” in which Merry Clayton wails the words “rape, murder,” a schoolyard fistfight, a dance marathon, or the instant in a game of spades right after the cards are dealt—has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance. Touching on Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Billy Dee Williams, the Wu-Tan Clan, Dave Chappelle, and more, Abdurraqib writes prose brimming with jubilation and pain. With care and generosity, he explains the poignancy of performances big and small, each one feeling intensely familiar and vital, both timeless and desperately urgent. Filled with sharp insight, humor, and heart, A Little Devil in America exalts the Black performance that unfolds in specific moments in time and space—from midcentury Paris to the moon, and back down again to a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/A_LITTLE_DEVIL_IN_AMERICA_E320A901.PNG

  41. Family Painting Night: Heart Trees

    February 23, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for a fun and seasonal paint night! Our instructor will guide you step-by-step through creating your own magical heart tree painting on canvas. You will get to try out a different painting technique as you use q-tips to dab on your leaves!  Please note: We are trying a longer event for those who want a little more time to finish up. Your group may very well finish earlier and need not stay until 7:00 PM.  Target Age: Families (This program is for families with children ages 6 -17, but younger siblings may absolutely come to free paint or color alongside their family.) Limited Space, Registration Required.   Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/HEART_TREE_FDABF6B5.JPG

  42. Classic Cinema: Roman Holiday

    February 24, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Join us on the second and fourth Friday of the month for classic cinema from the 20th century. Registration encouraged.  Roman Holiday (G, 1953, 1h 58m) Audrey Hepburn won a Best Actress Oscar playing a young, bored, sheltered princess who escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/ROMAN_HOLIDAY_360X500_3B557BB7.PNG

  43. Adult Recreational Chess

    February 25, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  44. Sensory Spaces

    February 26, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Sensory Spaces are Metro area libraries offering special hours for members of the public who appreciate a sensory-friendly environment. (Click here for more details and check out the metro schedule.) What are some of the things you can expect at this Sensory Spaces event?The library will have ear plugs, ear coverings, and more available for those who experience sensory defensiveness. The lighting will be reduced throughout the library and there will be areas for noise and quiet. Adults and teens can take a break and use the ICN Room for coloring, games, and puzzles. (Kids and families interested in coloring and puzzles will be able to find these things available in the Youth Play Area anytime the library is open, including during this event.)A therapy animal will be available for attendees to take a moment to socialize with. Miss Jacque will host a drop-in Sensory Storytime in Meeting Room B that will repeat throughout the hour. (Click here for more details about this Storytime.)As always our friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you utilize any of the regular resources that we offer including using a computer, checking out material, and more in an environment that is safe for sensory needs.Watch our social story for a visual aid of what to expect at the library. Registration is encouraged to help us plan but is not required. (Fun tip: Registering for an event will give you the option to choose to receive an email or text reminder 1-3 days prior to the event.)

  45. Art Gallery Reception: Megan Hammer

    February 26, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Art Gallery

    Meet fiber artist, Megan Hammer, and check out her exhibit in the Art Gallery from January 29 - March 11, 2023. 

  46. Baby Bounce

    February 27, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience/practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers. Target age: 0-24 months, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:00 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 9:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  47. Toddler Time

    February 27, 2023, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and/or interact with peers.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 9:50 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  48. Family Storytime

    February 27, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: January 30 and February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, and 27 @ 10:45 AM and February 4 and 18 @ 10:30 AM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

  49. Urbandale Public Library Board of Trustees

    February 27, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

  50. Afterschool Fun Board Games

    February 28, 2023, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Drop the youth area from 4:15 – 5:15 PM 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.

  51. Artist Talk + Needle-Felting Demonstration

    February 28, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Please note this presentation + activity will take the place of our regular monthly DIY. Due to limited supplies, the first 20 people to register will be automatically signed up for the needle-felting activity and anyone else is welcome to attend the presentation portion of the program. Fiber artist Megan Hammer will give a short presentation about her inspiration and the process she uses to create her felted wool fine art. Experiment with needle-felting and create a mini artwork in a hands-on activity following the presentation. * We’ll be using sharp needles, so caution is advised.  Visit the Gallery to see Megan’s artwork on display through March 10th. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/MEGAN_HAMMER_NEEDLEFELTING_ACTIVITY_(003)_2E83D769.JPG

  52. Evening Family Storytime

    February 28, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Story RoomRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: February 7, 14, and 28 @ 6:30 PM.Weekday Storytimes are 3 weeks on starting starting January 30th. The off week is February 20 - 24, starting up again on the 27th. 

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