Join the Grimes Public Library as we watch the Great Solar Eclipse! Learn about the sun and moon with fun and interactive learning stations for all ages, then watch the solar eclipse outside with a pair of safety viewing glasses provided by the library, while supplies last.


Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m.


Solar Eclipse Day – The moon will be covering the sun? Yes, really. Scientists are calling this solar eclipse the “Great American Eclipse.” It is the first of its kind to happen in over 100 years! Don’t miss it! Join us for fun and interactive learning stations for all ages, then watch the solar eclipse outside with a pair of safety viewing glasses provided by the library.


Aug. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Business in Grimes (B.I.G.) Event - Please join the Grimes Chamber & Economic Development for B.I.G. at Grimes Public Library - presented by the Friends of the Grimes Public library. This will be a great time of networking, fun, food and beverages. This event is open to Grimes Chamber members and their guests. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit with like-minded business professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.


Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m.


Garden with the Masters - It is time to harvest our garden produce! Meet at the library to share recipes and learn how to dry, preserve and store all of the goodies that our ready to pick from the garden.


Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.


Anime Club – Join us for Anime episodes, crafts and snacks! Episodes rated PG13+.


Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m.


Early Out Adventures: Ice Cream in a Bag – Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during Early Dismissals. Join us outside the library as we whip up our own personal servings of ice cream! Please register.


Sept. 3-4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY


Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.


Adult Book Club - Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. This month’s selection is Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde.


Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.


Cardboard Creatures – What can you do with 1 hour, a pile of cardboard and some tools? Whatever your imagination allows!! Let your imagination run wild and build a cardboard creature! We’ll provide the material, you provide the imagination. Ages 10+


Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m.


Early Out Adventures: Simple Circuits - Learn how electricity travels, then use what you’ve learned to build your own circuit! Due to limited Supplies, Please register


Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m.


Stargazers – Learn about the night sky above us and create your own star gazer to view the constellations! Ages 7+.


Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m.


Volunteer Hour - Looking for volunteer hours? Teens are invited to help plan and prepare for upcoming library events while earning Silver Cord hours. Ages 12+.


Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.


Anime Club - Join us for Anime episodes, crafts and snacks! Episodes rated PG13+.


Sept. 18 from 5:45-7:45 p.m.


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


Sept. 20 at 3:45 p.m.


Rocket Readers Book Club – Rocket Readers is a beginner’s book club for 1st through 5th grade readers. Stop by the library this month’s selection!


Sept. 21 from 2-3:30 p.m.


BINGO - Win prizes playing free BINGO the third Thursday of each month!


Ongoing Events


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 10:00 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 10:00 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 10:00 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 11:00 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.