Programs & Events
May Youth Programs
REGULAR STORY TIMES END ON MAY 10th
Teen Book Group
Wednesday, May 15 at 2:30 pm in the Urbandale High School Media Center
High school students age 14 and older can pick up the latest book, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell at the Urbandale High School Media Center. Then, we’ll meet to discuss the book (and eat snacks) at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the Urbandale High School Media Center. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 331-4490.
Friday, May 31, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids, age 5 and up, join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided.
June Youth Programs
REGULAR STORY TIMES BEGIN JUNE 10th
Magic Tree House Book Club
Monday, June 10th from 7:00 to 7:45 pm in the ICN Room or Thursday, June 13th from 10:30 to 11:15 am in Meeting Room A
For ages 6 to 9 years. Come along and explore the ice-age world of sabertooth tigers with Jack and Annie. Enjoy a craft, games and receive a copy of Sunset of the Sabertooth by Mary Pope Osborne. Registration is required
Kane Chronicles Book Group
Wednesday, June 12th from 1:00 to 1:45 pm in the ICN Room or Wednesday, June 12th from 7:00 to 7:45 pm in Meeting Room A/B
For ages 10 to 13 years. Join Sadie and Carter Kane in their quest to save their family and save the world. Pick up your copy of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan and join us as we build a pyramid, dig into Egyptian mythology and have fun. Registration is required
Thursday, June 13th , June 20th and June 27th in the Story Room
Drop in from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for ages ten years and up. Summer afternoons can be hot. If you need to beat the heat, drop by the Urbandale Public Library and play board games and video games. No registration
Teen Craft Makerspace
Thursday, June 13th, June 20th and June 27th
Drop-in from 2:00 to 4:00 pm by the south wall of the Library for teens age 13 to 17 years. Create fun and unique items this summer in the teen makerspace. Each week the area will be set up with supplies to create a new craft project. It will be up to you to take the materials and design your own work of art. No registration.
What’s With the Weather?
Friday, June 14th from 10:30 to 11:15 am in Meeting Room A/B
This program is for ages 8 years and older. WHO TV Meteorologist, Megan Salois, will present an interactive program on what causes the weather to turn weird. From May snowstorms to severe thunderstorms, participants will see the forces of nature in action. A make-and-take tornado in a bottle will be provided. Registration is required.
Girls Night out
Friday, June 14 from 6:00-8:30 pm
For tweens and teens ages 11 to 14 years. When the library closes, Girls Rule! We’ll have pizza, a scavenger hunt, super-cute crafts, assorted shenanigans and, of course, chocolate. Tell your girlfriends! Registration is required.
Tuesday, June 18 from 10:30 to 11:15 am in Meeting Rooms A/B
Kids age 10 years and up can go on a high-tech scavenger hunt with a Polk County Conservation naturalist. Learn the basics of using a GPS and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you on the grounds of the Urbandale Public Library. Registration is required.
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the ICN Room
For ages 13 years and up. Let your creative side shine by changing an ordinary book into a work of art. What’s an altered book? Sam Erwin, art facilitator will help you take an unwanted book and use it as your canvas. Draw, collage, color, write . . . do anything you like. Registration is required.
Friday, June 21st from 10:30 to 11:15 am Meeting Room A/B
Children ages 3 and up are invited to an interactive magic show about pirates. Terrible Todd, Captain of the Black Rose, will entertain and delight the audience with pirate tales, costumes, cannons, and much more. Come and join the adventure and see Terrible Todd work his magic. No registration
Tuesday, June 25th from 10:30 to 11:15 am in Meeting Room A/B
For ages 3 to 6 years. What makes a bubble a bubble? Kids will explore all kinds of bubbles with a story, activities and a craft. Participant’s clothes may get wet. Registration is required.
Unearthing a Wooly Mammoth
Wednesday, June 26th 6:30 to 7:15 pm in Meeting Room A/B
Ages 8 years and up. What if you found wooly mammoth bones in your backyard? Woolly mammoths were ice-age animals that were hairy relatives of African elephants, and were roughly the same size — up to 13 feet tall. These behemoths once roamed across Iowa. In fact one specimen was discovered on a farm near Oskaloosa. Sarah Horgen, with the University of Iowa, Museum of Natural History, will present a family program on how archeologists are unearthing the wooly mammoth bones. No registration.
Teen Book Group
Wednesday, June 26, 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the ICN Room
Ages 13 to 17 years This summer’s teen book group will feature four fantastic reads: Cinder, Every Day, Grave Mercy, and I Am Number Four. How it works: Come to the library and choose the book you would like to read. Then come to the book discussion, and let us know your thoughts. After each book discussion you will be able to swap books and start a whole new adventure.
Thursday, June 27, 7:00 -8:00 pm in the ICN Room
Come join members of the First Lego League for a hands-on experience building, programming and operating a robot. Tweens and teens ages 12-17 years will learn skills that promote problem solving, teamwork, and creativity while having fun. Registration is required.
Friday, June 28th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids, age 5 and up, are invited to join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided.