South Side Library

ISU Insect Zoo

Sep 15
Saturday 10:00 am
The Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo is bringing some of their creepiest bugs to the South Side Library! They will be sharing information about lots of different insects. Drop in between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room to see creepy, crawly, LIVE insects up close. All ages welcome!

Easy To Make Foods For Teens

Jul 18
Wednesday 2:30 pm
Teens! Bring your taste buds and your culinary skills and register for our Easy To Make Foods for Teens session! Meet Hy-Vee's Registered Dietitian, Anne Cundiff, and learn how to make smoothie bowls, wraps, and a healthy, edible version of chocolate chip cookie dough! For Teens ages 12-18. Preregistration required. Space is limited. Groups may not register for this program. Please notify us if you have a food allergy when registering.

FULL - Kids in the Kitchen

Jun 18
Monday 2:30 pm
Does your child love to cook? Visit the South Side Library in partnership with the Iowa State University Extension Outreach and learn how to make easy, kid-friendly snacks. Kids will learn lessons about food safety and nutrition and make a snack. Participants will need to attend all seven sessions. For youth ages 5-11. Preregistration required. Space is limited. Groups may not register for this program.

Mini Mosaic Making with Local Artist Nicole James

Jul 28
Saturday 2:00 pm
Create a colorful piece of art with the help of an expert! Make a mini mosaic at the South Side Library under the instruction of local artist Nicole James. James has both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in Teaching from Drake University, making her a great instructor at this free program. This workshop is for adults only and registration is required. Registration begins June 25. You can sign up at or by calling 283-4152 ext. 3.

Free Flicks at South: Coco

Jul 13
Friday 2:30 pm

Beat the heat this summer with one of the best Pixar movies ever! Come watch as Miguel tries to revive his family’s love for music as he attempts to get back to the land of the living. We’ll have snacks to chow down on and special props to use during the film. There will also be a special spirit animal craft to make during the movie! For kids ages 3-11; parents/guardians must be present.


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