Winter Programming 2020

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting programs in the library until Black Hawk County’s Response Level is measured low. We are currently at Response Level Moderate. >What does this mean? 

Art Step-by-Step | January 10 at 5:00 pm
Join Miss Chelsea on Facebook Live as she leads you through how to create a piece of art using paints. Materials not included.

Word Wizards

Microstories | February 2 at 3:00 pm
How would you tell a tiny story? What about a story so small it’s only one sentence long? Learn about microstories and practice writing your own. Feel free to bring other writing you are working on to share with your friends! K – 6 Peer Writing Group, Virtual, Registration Required, 3-4 PM. ,

 

Grab N’ Go Kits

Every Two weeks (January 4 – )

Youth Bags

Come pick up everything you need to create some awesome crafts! Registration not required, claim materials at Curbside Pickup area. Please observe social distancing guidelines when getting materials.

  • Kit 1–Sticker Sheets
  • Kit 2–TBD
  • Kit 3–TBD
  • Kit 4–TBD
  • Kit 5–TBD

Tween Bags

January–New Years Journal
Bring in the new year with a fun, tiny journal! Use it to write down your thoughts, your hopes for the new year, or the great ideas you stumble across every day. Pick up your journal at the totes by the curbside pickup area. Please observe social distancing while taking your materials. While supplies last.

January– DIY Trading Cards
Make your own trading cards! Inspired by hit card games like Pokemon, make your own card game or make cool card versions of your friends and family. Each kit contains card templates and more! Pick up your kit in the totes by the curbside pickup area. Please observe social distancing while taking your materials. While supplies last.

February –DIY Catapults
Make your own mini medieval machinery! Each kit contains everything you need to start flinging (miniature) objects! Pick up your kits at the curbside area.  Please observe social distancing while taking your materials. While supplies last.

February–Paper Games
Did you know there are an incredible amount of games you can play with only a pen and paper? There’s more to the world than tic tac toe! Each kit contains rules for tons of cool games you can play with just a pen and paper. Pick up your kits at the curbside area. Please observe social distancing while taking your materials. While supplies last.

March–Explorer’s Kit
As the weather begins to warm and you start making treks outside, keep watch for the changing seasons! Each kit contains materials for keeping track of your adventures in nature, the plants you see, and the animals you find while you are outside!  Pick up your kits at the curbside area. Please observe social distancing while taking your materials. While Supplies last.

March–Thumbprint Art
What if the key to great art was attached to your thumb all along? Each kit contains a nontoxic ink pad as well as ideas for creative, fun art you can create using just your thumbprints and a marker. Pick up your kits at the curbside area. Please observe social distancing while taking your materials. While Supplies last.

Tween Time

Avatar Creation | January 13 at 3:00 pm
Digitize yourself! Learn about different ways to represent your virtual self by using tools like Bitmoji. Like always, there will be plenty of other games, Google races, and thought-provoking discussions about fried chicken. Ages 9-12, Digital, Registration Required. 3 – 4 PM.

Art Session with Miss Chelsea | January 27 at 3:00 pm
Join Miss Chelsea for a fun drawing tutorial! All you need is a pencil with an eraser and some paper. Miss Chelsea will walk you through a few fun animal drawings and we’ll play Pictionary, time pending. Ages 9-12, Digital, Registration Required. 3 – 4 PM.

Smashup Battles | February 10 at 3:00 pm
Who would win: Darth Vader with octopus arms, or Captain Marvel with pogo sticks for legs? Choose your fighter out of hilarious and strange combinations and use your powerful skills of persuasion to prove why your combination would win.  Ages 9-12, Digital, Registration Required. 3 – 4 PM

Digital Escape Rooms | February 24 at 3:00pm
Try your hand at besting these digital escape rooms! Can you escape in record time? Working with your friends is the key to success! Ages 9-12, Digital, Registration Required. 3 – 4 PM.

March Madness| March 10at 3:00 pm
Choose your favorite snacks, superheroes, books, and more as we pit your favorites against each other. Will your choices win their brackets? Only your quick thinking and persuasive skills will tell! Ages 9-12, Digital, Registration Required. 3 – 4 PM.

 Choose Your Own Tween Time| March 24 at 3:00 pm
Can you escape the Temple of Doom?  Come and talk about the classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories, and work together to play one! Then, learn how to make one of your own. Ages 9-12, Digital, Registration Required. 3 – 4 PM.