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  • Sunday Closed

October 28 Events

New Library Director Named

The Urbandale Public Library and its Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Nicholas Janning has been selected as the library's new director.

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Read Woke Challenge

Join us anytime October 1 - November 6 for the Read Woke Challenge! Use the Beanstack app to track and earn badges by reading books written by authors of various marginalized communities.

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Teen Battle of the Brains: Statewide Smackdown

Teens, ages 12-18, can test out their book, movie, and pop culture trivia knowledge against other teens across Iowa! Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM.

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Upcoming All Urbandale Reads Events

This November we're offering a variety of programs related to this year's All Urbandale Reads book, "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. Join us for a book discussion (11/4), a documentary film screening (11/12), and a presentation on the mission of Quilts of Valor (11/17).

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Basics of Parliamentary Procedure for Community Members

Laura M. Meade, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, will provide this training session based on Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition. Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:00 PM via Zoom.

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Around the Next Bend in the Road: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

We're partnering with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for a live webinar presented by Sarah Uthoff. This program imagines Laura Ingalls Wilder thinking back over her life as she sits down to write that famous summary of her adventure, the diary from which would eventually be published in an edited version as 'On the Way Home.'

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Remote Access to Ancestry Library Edition

Research your family history from home! Our partners at ProQuest are offering temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition for Urbandale Public Library cardholders.

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Meeting Room Changes

Public meeting room reservations have been canceled through the end of November. We are not taking new reservations at this time.
*Additionally, we will NOT be taking new meeting room reservations on October 31 for January-June 2021.*

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