All Ages

Forest Flicks: Coco

Nov 1
Thursday 3:00 pm
Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt give voice to the characters of Coco, an animated celebration of music, family, and forgiveness! Miguel loves music, but old family wounds forbid him from pursuing his dreams of musical greatness. When a photograph on the family’s ofrenda during Día de Muertos reveals a secret, Miguel travels to the Land of the Dead to discover the truth about his musical heritage.

Bad Art Night: Winter Edition

Dec 3
Monday 6:00 pm
Join us for an evening of winter themed bad art at the East Side Library. This all-ages event will showcase your creativity. Materials will be provided for you to make a “bad” piece of art – -use your creativity to make your best winter themed Pinterest fail or mess-terpiece. Each team will have about 30 minutes to create their work, then each piece of art will be put into our exhibition for all to vote. Three "winners" will be chosen with fun prizes. Light refreshments will be provided. Families/Teams are encouraged to register below.

Amazing Reptiles with Polk County Conservation

Are lizards slimy? What kind of snakes reside in Iowa? Do salamanders use their noses to smell? Learn the facts and myths about reptiles during this program about our scaly neighbors in the wild. Learn about their adaptations, their diet, how they smell, see, and move, and much more. You may even get a chance to meet a real reptile! Learn the truth about the critters that people love to hate.

Blank Park Zoo Presents: Animal Sounds and Stories

The hooting of an owl while on a night hike. The howl of a coyote in the woods. A stray cat’s meow. All these sounds tell a story - if you’re listening right! Our friends from the Blank Park Zoo are bringing zoo critters to the East Side Library as they talk about the way that animals communicate. You can learn a lot through the sounds and movements animals make. Learn something new and meet some interesting animals during this interactive program!

Outdoor Science Lab: Float Your Boat Challenge

Find out what it’ll take to float your boat! It’s an engineering challenge at the East Side Library. We’ll be creating boats at the Nature Nook outside, testing how many pennies our concoctions can hold before sinking. There will be prizes for the boats that can withstand the most weight! In the case of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors.

Family Movie Night: Captain Underpants

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are a pair of goofballs that love their pranks. Recently their tricks have turned on their principal, Mr. Krupp. Come see how George and Harold hypnotize Mr. Krupp and fight alongside Captain Underpants as they battle Professor Poopypants for control of their school. Be sure to check out some Captain Underpants books to get ready for the movie!


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