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Urbandale Public Library/Winter Break Events

Check out our virtual winter break programs for families!

Portrait Party!

Monday, December 28 @ 2:00 PM

Attention Artists! Gather a pencil, paper, and a mirror and join us to learn the basics of drawing faces with one of the talented artists from the Iowa Children’s Museum! Practice is the best way to gain confidence in drawing, so use this zoom session as a launching pad to draw as many faces as you can—family, friends, celebrities, storybook characters… the list can go on and on! Target Ages: 5-12, siblings welcome!

Register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Rockin’ Reptiles!

Tuesday, December 29 @ 10:00 AM

Join an educator from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and explore the world of reptiles! Learn about some of their amazing adaptations and the important roles they play in nature. A few live animals (ie: snakes, turtles, and toads) will join us! Target Ages: 5-12, siblings welcome!

Register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

The Science of Fermentation!

Wednesday, December 30 @ 3:00 PM

Watch as a Nutritional Health Coach from Natural Grocers makes a batch of sauerkraut, and discuss the history and stages of fermentation. Learn more about the science behind fermentation, including bacteria, lactic acid, and more! We’ll even tell you simple the ingredients you need in case you want to make your own as we go! Age Requirement: 7-12.

Register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Noon Year’s Eve Family Dance Party!

Thursday, December 31 @ 11:30 AM

Dress up in your craziest costume and join us on Zoom as we boogie on down! We’ll be listening to party music and trying out popular dance crazes of years past. We’ll count down the seconds until noon, then celebrate the New Year together! All Ages.

Register online or by calling 515-278-3945.