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  1. Talking Cents webinar

    April 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register here:  https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/talking-cents How do you talk to your children, aging parents, or life partner about money? It can be challenging to know where to start and what topics to bring up. Join us to discover some easy strategies and simple tools you can use to start these important conversations in a fun and comfortable manner. This event is presented by the University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative as part of Money Smart Week.   About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.  Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  2. Savings: A Little Can Make a Big Difference webinar

    April 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register here:  https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/saving Have you heard that saving three months’ living expenses is necessary to cover emergency expenses? Many financial education programs equate this amount with adequate emergency savings. While this guidance may work for some people, it isn’t a realistic goal for many. Learn how and why a much smaller amount of savings (hint: in the low hundreds) can help keep your rent/mortgage protected and utilities on. Additionally, learn just how little you might need to save per paycheck to reach these realizable goals. As a bonus, achieving these recommended amounts will allow you to be more financially satisfied and less likely to have to resort to high cost borrowing options like pawn shops or payday loans. During this presentation, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation will review how even a very modest savings cushion can be associated with major life improvements.   This event is presented by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation as part of Money Smart Week.  About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.   Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  3. Zoom Storytime

    April 12, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories.   Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome!This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  4. Bank On It: Finding Safe & Affordable Bank Accounts webinar

    April 12, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website. Register here:  https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/bankingWary of opening a bank account due to hidden fees and charges? Worried that you need every dollar that you earn, and want to avoid being charged due to a minimum balance requirement? All valid concerns given that many bank account terms contain long, confusing language on fees and high minimum balance requirements. You might have considered skipping a bank to avoid this confusion in managing your money. But – did you know that unbanked families are estimated to spend over $40,000 in their lifetimes on financial fees? Join us to learn how to find accounts that remove the risk of overdraft, low balance charges and other high fees so that you can manage your money to spend on what you choose.This event is presented by the Economic Awareness Council as part of Money Smart Week.  About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.  Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  5. Neighborhood Finance Corporation "House Party"

    April 12, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    New in 2021!  Neighborhood Finance Corporation (NFC), a local nonprofit organization that provides unique home loans to facilitate neighborhood revitalization, is now providing lending in specific areas of Urbandale.  View map. Join us for a 90-minute virtual "House Party" to learn more about NFC's home purchase program, front porch home improvement loans, and more!   This program will be presented online via Zoom.  A participation link will be sent to registered attendees before the program. 

  6. Understanding the Basics of Federal Student Loans webinar

    April 13, 2021, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register here:  https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/student-loans Calling all borrowers, students and parents to join us in learning how U.S. Federal Student Aid (FSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, can help you – and how the division has adjusted their offerings to consider the impacts of Covid-19 on borrowers. Get a basic overview on federal student loan programs and learn tips to utilize federal student programs to help pay for education beyond high school. Learn how to create a FSA ID, and how to use new and redeveloped tools from the FSA. Gain insights on loan servicers, private student loans, debt relief scam prevention, monitoring your credit and default prevention. During this presentation, The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid will share their core mission of ensuring that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance – including grants, loans and work-study programs – for education beyond high school.This event is presented by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid as part of Money Smart Week. About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.   Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  7. Booked for Dinner Book Club

    April 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Booked for Dinner Book Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. This month's discussion title is Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. Event hosted remotely via WebEx:Meeting Link: https://cityofurbandale.webex.com/cityofurbandale/j.php?MTID=m5ee49852075299c0f72ed944bbd48c6cMeeting number (access code): 187 191 8993 Meeting password: KJkXJpUh922ORJoin by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

  8. Rise & Shine

    April 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join Miss Jacque for music, movement, and FUN! We’ll do about 30 minutes of singing, dancing, rhyming, and chanting, with a story for cool-down time. Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  9. Tax-Related Fraud & Identity Theft webinar

    April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register: https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/tax-fraud-identity-theft Identity theft and tax scams have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out what to do if you are an identity theft victim. Learn how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help. Discover how to protect your records and stay aware of Covid-19 tax scams and phishing schemes. During this presentation, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will share information on how to recognize signs that your identity has been stolen for tax-related issues.  This event is presented by the Internal Revenue Service as part of Money Smart Week. About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.  Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  10. Managing Personal Finances During COVID-19 webinar

    April 15, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register: https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/personal-finances Learn suggestions for managing your money in a time of crisis. Topics covered include budgeting, emergency savings and managing debt. While some factors affecting financial security are beyond individual control, financial know-how can help all of us better manage our finances – especially during the sudden and drastic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this presentation, The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) will aim to share the knowledge individuals need to fully participate in the economy and build secure futures. This event is presented by The GFLEC as part of Money Smart Week. About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.  Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  11. Shaping a Presidential Image: The Curious Case of Herbert Hoover

    April 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516167036533/WN_xs2N2cxFSVqfENSSgPCNHw The Urbandale Public Library is pleased to continue our partnership with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for the monthly 3rd Thursday at the Hoover's live webinar series! Presented by Dr. George H. Nash, an American historian and interpreter of American conservatism. He is a biographer of Herbert Hoover. He is best known for The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, which first appeared in 1976 and has been twice revised and expanded.

  12. Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

    April 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Each Friday in April we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Target Age: Preschool and upAvailable to grab in the Children’s Section of the library during Grab 'n Go hours (click here for current service hours), while supplies last.  Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 

  13. Housing Protections & Resources webinar

    April 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register: https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/housing The session will help people understand where to turn if they are having trouble making rent payments. Homeowners will learn how they are protected under federal law from foreclosure and can temporarily pause or reduce their mortgage payments if they’re struggling financially.  During this presentation, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will highlight resources that can help homeowners and renters during the Covid-19 pandemic. This event is presented by The CFPB as part of Money Smart Week. About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.  Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  14. Saturday Storytime

    April 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories. Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  15. Managing Money Ups & Downs webinar

    April 17, 2021, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ Urbandale Public Library

    To register for this event, click the link below.  You will be re-directed to the Money Smart Week website.Register: https://www.moneysmartweek.org/2021/budgeting The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a financial blow to many U.S. individuals and families. Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available. Learn budgeting tips and tricks to help you plan ahead and meet your monthly financial obligations.  During this presentation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension will focus on easy steps you can take to get control of your money even when it doesn’t seem like enough. This event is presented by The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension as part of Money Smart Week. About Money Smart WeekThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to promote Money Smart Week to our community members.  Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters.  Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  16. Zoom Storytime

    April 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories.   Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome!This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  17. Braille: Cracking the Code

    April 20, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Did you know that Braille started out as a military code called “night writing?”  Join us to learn a true tale that is over 100 years old, taught by Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian at the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. To fully participate in this program and “crack the code”, please stop by the library to pick up a Braille alphabet card at the youth desk or outside the book drop (starting in April).  Target age: 5-18, families welcome This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  18. Rise & Shine

    April 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join Miss Jacque for music, movement, and FUN! We’ll do about 30 minutes of singing, dancing, rhyming, and chanting, with a story for cool-down time. Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  19. On the Same Page Book Club

    April 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    On the Same Page Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 PM. This month's discussion title is Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera. Event hosted remotely via WebEx:Meeting Link: https://cityofurbandale.webex.com/cityofurbandale/j.php?MTID=mdbc27829a26bb455e085b4f47e981c14Meeting number (access code): 187 627 4578 Meeting password: 6BZeTD4XMx2ORJoin by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

  20. Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

    April 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Each Friday in April we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Target Age: Preschool and upAvailable to grab in the Children’s Section of the library during Grab 'n Go hours (click here for current service hours), while supplies last.  Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 

  21. Active Adults Online - Celebrate Poetry Month!

    April 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library

    April is National Poetry Month! Join us for Active Adults Online where we'll share our favorite poems and experiment with poetry-related crafts!   (Sharing is optional. ) If you'd like to follow along with the crafts, please have the following supplies on hand:black pen or markerold newspapers and/or magazinesblank paperglue or tape 

  22. Zoom Storytime

    April 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories.   Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome!This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  23. Urbandale Public Library Board of Trustees

    April 26, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

  24. Great Graphics Club

    April 27, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    If you can’t get enough of comics and graphic novels, then this is the club for you!  Each month, we will focus on a different comic book or graphic novel series or genre for kids ages 8-12. We will also do a drawing exercise each time, and you can bring artwork to share if you’d like.  This month, we are reading a DC Superhero graphic novel. Read any graphic novel about any DC superhero or villain and come ready to discuss!  Questions or suggestions? Email jstolz@urbandale.org.  Age Requirement: 8-12 This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  25. Rise & Shine

    April 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join Miss Jacque for music, movement, and FUN! We’ll do about 30 minutes of singing, dancing, rhyming, and chanting, with a story for cool-down time. Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  26. Brown Bag Book Club

    April 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Brown Bag Book Club meets on the last Tuesday and/or Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon. This month's discussion title is Little Faith by Nickolas Butler. Event hosted remotely via WebEx:Meeting Link: https://cityofurbandale.webex.com/cityofurbandale/j.php?MTID=m44e67153993392e1d52c7d882856b6a2Meeting number (access code): 187 516 5764 Meeting password: M9Sxnn6hR9JORJoin by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

  27. The Music of Video Games with The Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra

    April 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Love video games? How about music? Come learn about the Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra!  This all-volunteer team of video game music enthusiasts promote classical music through performance of music from video games. Aaron Barker, the orchestra's founder, will tell us all about the orchestra and the many types of music in video games in an interactive, trivia and music-filled presentation! Target age: 8-18, families welcome This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  28. Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

    April 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Each Friday in April we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Target Age: Preschool and upAvailable to grab in the Children’s Section of the library during Grab 'n Go hours (click here for current service hours), while supplies last.  Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 

  29. Children's Book Day Party with Author Charlotte Gunnufson

    April 30, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Iowa author Charlotte Gunnufson is helping us celebrate Children's Day/ Book Day (Día) via Zoom! We’ll have an interactive read aloud of her picture book “Prince and Pirate," along with a guessing game and fun craft!  Recommended for ages 3-7, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.