Join the Friends of the Grimes Public Library in their second annual Fun Run/5K! The run will take place at the South Sports Complex on the morning of July 29. This event will support the Friends of the GPL in their efforts to increase appreciation of the library, promote community involvement, and actively work to fundraise for library materials and programs. Right after the run, the library will be hosting their summer reading wrap up party! We are super excited to have you join us for this exciting event! Call the library for more Information


July 20 - 2:30 p.m.


The Building of Bugs – ISU Insect Zoo - Join the ISU Insect Zoo as we tour the architecture of ants, termites, bees, wasps and spiders! Get to see real insects and insect homes! Ages 4+, please register.


July 22 - 10 a.m.


Thomas Day – If your boiler bubbles with excitement at the whistle of Thomas the Train, then join us for a special event! Enjoy stories, crafts, snacks, and activities that will get your pistons pumping! Ages 1+.


July 22 - 10:30 a.m.


Garden with the Masters – Join master gardener Mamta at the Community Garden to talk about harvesting your garden. Please register.


July 25 - 3 p.m.


Build a Robotic Hand – Learn about how advances in robotic technologies are used to create prosthetic limbs and create your own robotic hand to take home with you. Ages 10+.


July 29 - 3 p.m.


Chic Art Studio – This self-directed class allows you to try different painting techniques, or simply try painting! Supplies provided. Please register.


Aug. 1 - 6:30 p.m.


Adult Book Club – Adult book club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grimes Public Library. Stop by the front desk for this month’s selection.


Aug. 17 - 2 p.m.


Adult BINGO – Win prizes playing free Bingo each month! Ages 18+.


Aug. 20 - 5:45-7:45 p.m.


Ask-A-Lawyer - Register for a 15 minute time slot with Cynthia Letsch of Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue worth pursuing.


Ongoing Events


Recurring Children’s Programming takes a break during August and starts again on Sept. 1!


Mondays as the Movies: Mondays throughout June and July at 2 p.m.


Stop by library each Monday at 2 p.m. for a free movie and popcorn! Movie schedule available at the library.


Move and Groove: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.


Ages 2+ can join Kelly for some fun with stretching, dancing, singing and, of course, a lesson or story. No registration required.


Toddler Time: Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10 a.m.


Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and a caregiver are invited to join us as we introduce literacy and a love of books through storytelling, rhymes, songs and crafts. No registration required.


Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10 a.m.


Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.


Evening Story Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.


Families are invited to listen to stories, participate in songs and rhymes, and make a craft. No registration required.


Friday Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.


Kids of all ages are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.


Baby Lapsit: Fridays at 11 a.m.


A time for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers to play and grow through songs, short stories, nursery rhymes, and other developmental activities. No registration required.