June 14 at 9 a.m.


Red Cross Babysitting Course: Gain the knowledge & confidence to care for infants and children and become certified by the Red Cross in babysitting and infant CPR. A $35 class fee is due prior to class, and sack lunch brought that day. Ages 11-15. Registration required.


June 16 1 p.m.


Anime Club: Join us each month for anime episodes, crafts and snacks! Episodes rated PG13+.


June 18 at 5:45 p.m.


Ask-A-Lawyer: Register for 15 minutes with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue that is worth pursuing and assistance finding a lawyer who can help you.


June 19 at 2 p.m.


Make Your Own Musical Instrument: Make some noise! Join us as we make and decorate instruments using recycled and common household items. All ages.


June 21 at 3:30 p.m.


HOOPLA! Stories & Songs to Make You Wiggle and Giggle: Join storyteller Will Stuck as he shares some of his favorite stories and songs. An interactive show that will make you roll on the floor laughing! All ages.


June 23 at 10:30 a.m.


Garden with the Masters: Flavorful Flowers Learn about some of the flowers that can add interest to your food. Discover ways to use your garden flowers to make your dishes look divine and taste delightful! Registration is required.


June 23 at 12:30 p.m.


Making Music LEGO® Building Contest: Join us to build something musical with the Library’s blocks. Starting at 1:30pm, our judges will interview the builders and award prizes! Registration required. Ages 5+


June 25 at 2 p.m.


Mondays at the Movies: Join us each Monday throughout June and July for a free movie and popcorn!


June 28 at 2 p.m.


Surviving Mars: Your crew is stuck on Mars with limited supplies! Use problem solving and creativity to survive long enough for another team to take you home! Registration required. Ages 10+


June 29 at 6 p.m.


Grill Masters: King of the Grill Looking to spice up your next grill out? Join Master Griller and Fareway butcher Todd Larkins for a grilling demonstration in the park. Taste sample prepared with Todd’s expertise and collect recipes to try at home! Registration required.


June 30 at 10 and 11 a.m.


Scribble Bots: Make your own simple robot with an electric toothbrush and markers, then create your own scribble masterpiece! Two time slots for ages 3-7 and 8+ Registration required.


July 2 at 2 p.m.


Mondays at the Movies: Join us each Monday throughout June and July for a free movie and popcorn!


July 3 at 5:30 p.m.


One on One: Address an Official: Drop in to meet with City Council member Ryan Burger. Share your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the future of Grimes


July 7 at 9 a.m.


Tail Waggin’ Readers: Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Register for a 20 min. time slot. 15 min. to read, 5 min. to play! K-5. Registration required.


July 7 at 1 p.m.


The Science of Sound: Join us as we learn about sound waves, vibrations and frequency and perform experiments that allow us to see sound! Ages 10+


July 9 at 2 p.m.


Mondays at the Movies: Join us each Monday throughout June and July for a free movie and popcorn!


July 10 at 6:30 p.m.


Macaroni Soup Family Concert! Sneakily educational and active fun for the whole family! Concert will be held outside if weather allows. All ages.


July 11 at 6 p.m.


Food Preservation 101: Join us for this exploratory class on basic food preservation including preservation methods, food safety, and required equipment. Class by health and nutrition specialist, Mary Crisco, Iowa State Extension Office. Registration required.


July 12 at noon


Global Soundscapes: What do vibrations look like in slow motion? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet? Join the Science Center of Iowa to meet a team of soundscapes ecologists and hear the Earth in a whole new way. All ages.


July 14 at 10:30 p.m.


Garden with the Masters: Using your Herbs: Come and explore a variety of uses for herbs and spices that can be grown in your garden. Registration required.


July 14 at 1 p.m.


Anime Club: Join us each month for anime episodes, crafts and snacks! Episodes rated PG13+.


July 16 at 2 p.m.


Mondays at the Movies: Join us each Monday throughout June and July for a free movie and popcorn!


July 16 at 5:45 p.m.


Ask-A-Lawyer Register for 15 minutes with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue that is worth pursuing and assistance finding a lawyer who can help you.


July 17 at 5 p.m.


Adult Book Club June’s book pick is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.


July 18 at 9:30 and 10 a.m.


Hockey Storytime Join us for a special hockey storytime with Crash from the Iowa Wild! All ages.


July 19 at 4 p.m.


Harmonious Art Explore how music is art and how music can inspire art in this hands-on creative program! Registration required. Ages 9+


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 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.