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Rosie Storytime

September 1st,
10:30am to 11:15am
North Side Library

Come enjoy storytime with Rosie the library reading monster for library card sign up month. Get signed up for your first library card if you're Age 5 or over. Child's legal guardian must be present with valid photo ID to get a card.

Furry Tales

September 6th,
5:30pm to 6:00pm
Central Library

Kids! Come to the Central Children's Area and read a story to Tucker, the therapy dog from ARL TheraPets! Reading to dogs is a great way to increase language skills while making a furry friend!

Teens N' Tweens: Recycled Journals

September 7th,
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Central Library

Teens and tweens! Bring your friends and creativity to the Central Library to learn how to make a journal using our recycled materials! Snacks will be provided.

PO GO Day!

September 9th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
North Side Library

Catch 'em All at the North Side library! We will be dropping up to 3 lures back to back while playing a Pokémon movie, enjoying buttery popcorn, and making Poké pillows! Players will also compete in a Pokémon scavenger hunt for a candy prize!

ISU Insect Zoo

September 10th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
South Side Library

Our friends from the ISU Insect Zoo will be bringing their amazing bugs to the library. Their LIVE insects will be on display from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, so stop by to get up-close and personal with spiders, beetles, and other bugs.

A Musical Journey through Latin America with Calle Sur

September 10th,
10:15am to 11:15am
Forest Avenue Library

This program illustrates how Native American, European, and African cultural currents are expressed in the music of Latin America. Student participation is encouraged. *The first in a three-part series about music and the Americas.

Super Fun Sunday: Camping Picture

September 11th,
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Stop by Central Library on a Sunday to make and take a craft project! This week we will make a camping picture out of popsicle sticks. This is an unsupervised drop-in craft program located in the Children's area of the library. Parent/Guardian must accompany child. Program will be held during open hours or until supplies run out.

Tai Chi for Arthritis/Falls Prevention

September 12th,
10:30am to 11:30am
East Side Library

Join us at the East Side Library for a Tai Chi class with instructor Paul Black. This class will specialize in arthritis and falls prevention, and can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Color Me Read

September 12th,
5:30pm to 6:00pm
Central Library

Kids are invited to color while Miss Michelle reads aloud from a chapter book or short story. We’ll pick up the story where we left off each Monday. Coloring supplies provided. Creativity encouraged! Grades K-6 and families.

Makerspace Open House

September 12th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Library
Come preview the new tools and events starting at the Forest Avenue Library's new Makerspace (a 3D printer, Arduino & Raspberry Pi kits, STEM projects and programs)!

Pokémon Club

September 13th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Come to our monthly Pokémon Club! Bring your Pokémon playing cards and Nintendo DS to battle other Pokémon fans. Ages 8-18.