Do you have what it takes to be a super spy? Learn about how spies use science through activities and experiments. Science Wednesdays is a chance for kids ages six to twelve to explore different aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Please preregister for this program.
Franklin Avenue Library
Members of the Japan America Society of Iowa will demonstrate how to make Yakisoba and Mitarashi-Dango. Hands-on activity and taste testing are part of the class. Preregistration is required and space is limited.
Learn about strategies that will help you become the master of your chess domain! DMACC professor Andy Langager will help novice chess players improve their game. Langager is the faculty adviser of the DMACC Chess Club. He’ll talk about the fundamentals of chess openings, the best ways to control the mid-game, and how to keep your opponent on their toes. It’s the perfect chance to learn more about the game before the 2018 World Chess Championship, which will feature an American for the first time in 46 years!
Pink here, Peter there, Pink and Peter everywhere! Come to the Franklin Avenue Library to hang out with Peter, Pinkalicous, and other Pink and Peter fans during this fun program. We’ll be putting on our creative thinking caps and reaching for the stars during this interactive program based on the books by Victoria Kann.
Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in this biographical comedy-drama about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian-Muslim servant Abdul Karim. The film is based on the book of the same name by Shrabani Basu. As Karim served Queen Victoria for more than 15 years, he became one of her closest confidants – a fact that was hidden from the public for more than a century, before Karim’s diaries were discovered in 2010.
It’s one of our most popular events of the year! As All Summer Long nears an end, join us for tons of fun at the Franklin Avenue Library! We’ll have lots of games set up around our meeting room, with an opportunity to win prizes. There will also be a craft and refreshments. Help us celebrate a successful summer at the annual carnival!
Join us in the meeting room to design and plant your own magical miniature garden in a container, and learn about nature in the process. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 3-10.
The Art in the Library summer programs are focusing on a different artist each month. In June, discover the beauty of Monet's Water Lilies and learn how to paint them yourself. This program is for children ages six to twelve and requires preregistration. Younger siblings may attend if accompanied by an adult.
Join our Henna Art Workshop, led by Sarah Norman of Alternative Artistry, to learn the various uses, history, and application of henna dye. This program is for ages twelve to eighteen. Registration required. Limit of 12 participants.
CultureALL Ambassador Ruth Mwangangi will captivate children as she shares the traditions of storytelling in Kenya. Registration required. Thank you to the Friends of the Franklin Library for sponsoring this program.