There are world records for so many different things, why not attempt to break a few them today? Can you stack more than 51 pennies in 30 seconds? Can you balance more than 55 pencils on their end in one minute? We might not succeed, but it will be very funny to try. For kids going into grades 6-12.
Kids going into grades 6-12 can practice their putting skills at our book-related miniature golf course.
Kids going into grades 6-12 can come and create a painting that appears normal, but glows under black-light.
Create a one of a kind clock made out of a record and CDs. This program is for kids going into grades 6-12 and requires preregistration.
Do you love everything Minecraft? If you do, you should join us for our first ever Minecraft Bingo event. Match up the Minecraft items on your game card as we call them out. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and snacks will be provided.
Comedian juggler Jason Huneke has performed his hilarious show in over 1,000 cities all over the country. He will amaze you with his juggling skills and make you laugh, all at the same time. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library.
Our friends from the ISU Insect Zoo will be bringing their amazing bugs back to the library. Their LIVE insects will be on display from 2:00-6:00 PM, so stop by to get up-close and personal with spiders, beetles, and other bugs. Thank you to the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library for sponsoring this program.
We are kicking off our Summer Reading programming with some very special guests. Elsenpeter Productions will bring their fantastic marionette puppets for a performance of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library.
Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and Iowa Public Television host, spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa’s ninety-nine counties in search of close-to-home attractions and getaways to share with his loyal readers and viewers. You’ll be amazed to learn what surprises await you right in your own backyard – Iowa.
Lynn Hicks, Opinion and lead engagement editor for the Des Moines Register, will share tips on how to write a letter to the editor and why it's important to share your opinions.