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Board of Adjustment Meetings

  1. Board of Adjustment Meeting

    July 6, 2022, 6:00 PM
    @
    City Hall

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Community Events

  1. BEES Pop-Up Experience (Free)

    July 10, 2022, All Day

    Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity, as three human-sized Bees busy themselves in the creation of a community alongside children who transform into bees as they play. The bees are fascinating, strange and beautiful, traversing invisible pathways and mapping delicate patterns across the performance space. Inspired by the mysterious life and work of bees, this re-imagining of public space involves the slow uncovering of an intricate unseen world. Children are immersed in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world, from their familiar buzz to honeycomb houses. Bees uses ritual, non-verbal communication and the secret world of bee movement to provide a range of access points for children to participate.

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  2. FREE Friday Flick

    July 29, 2022, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    @
    Walker Johnston Park

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Library Events

  1. Music and Movement

    July 6, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll read one book, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Dates & Time: Wednesdays, June 8-July 27, 9:30 or 10:30 AM Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart.

  2. Music and Movement

    July 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll read one book, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Dates & Time: Wednesdays, June 8-July 27, 9:30 or 10:30 AM Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart.

  3. Tie Dye (Ages 8-12)

    July 6, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Youth ages 8-12 can join us to make tie dye t-shirts. We’ll show you the techniques and supply the shirts + dye!  Note: Shirts will be dyed at the library and put into plastic bags- but will need to be washed at home.  Age Requirement: 8-12 (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.) Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast CourtyardRegistration required to secure your spot and t-shirt size. (Registration closes Tuesday, July 5th at noon to allow time for staff to obtain requested shirts.)

  4. Book Chat

    July 6, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Book Chat is the 1st Wednesday of the month with even months @ 1:00 PM & odd months @ 6:00 PM. Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading lately and share recommendations. Each month we have a different theme to prompt discussion, but following the theme is not required.  

  5. Creativity Quest

    July 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Calling all adventurous kids who like to make, craft, and experiment! Starting the second week of June, join us for cool hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. On any given Thursday we might dissect an owl pellet, do some shadow painting, make a constellation jar lantern, or make some other amazing creation! Stop in anytime during the program to enjoy crafts and experiments at your own pace.  Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 9-July 28, drop-in 10:00 - 11:30 AM Target age: 6-12, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast CourtyardRegistration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies. 

  6. Adult Contemporary Creative Movement

    July 7, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    You are never too old to dance and try some creative movement! Join Artistic Director Kathleen Hurley in a gentle movement workshop with a focus on connecting with ourselves and others in a lighthearted and fun way to heighten body awareness. Participants make their own movement choices in response to creative prompts.  All ages and ability levels are welcome. Dances can be done standing and/or sitting. *Wear comfortable clothing. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/HURLEYDANCERS_LOGO_CLEAN._AC5D9AC0.PNG

  7. Storytime in the Parks

    July 7, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 4Location: Rocklyn Park ShelterJoin us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  8. Classic Cinema: Dirty Dancing

    July 8, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Join us on the second and fourth Friday of the month for classic cinema from the 20th century. Registration encouraged. This "Classic Cinema" movie falls inline with our summer reading program theme, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, with it's campy vibes. It also fits in with our Hurley & Dancers programs going on this week!  Dirty Dancing (PG-13, 1987, 1 hour 37 minutes) Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/DIRTY_DANCING_360X500_CFB1C644.PNG

  9. Baby Bounce

    July 9, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience / practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and / or interact with peers. Dates & Time: Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4) @ 9:30 AM and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July @ 9:30 AM. Target age: 0-24 months, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  10. Family Storytime

    July 9, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Dates & Time: 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July, 10:30 AMTarget age: Ages 2-7, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  11. Adult Recreational Chess

    July 9, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  12. Hurley & Dancers Community Performance

    July 9, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Dance, dance, dance! Join professional modern dance company Hurley & Dancers in an all-ages, family-friendly interactive community performance complete with live music (guitar duo "The Motofingers") and explorable set design. We bring hula hoops, stretchy fabric, and lively music -- and you bring your body! All ages and genders are welcome. You can join in or just watch! No pressure.*Wear comfortable clothing. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/HURLEYDANCERS_LOGO_CLEAN._3A41B6A6.PNG

  13. Baby Bounce

    July 11, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience / practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and / or interact with peers. Dates & Time: Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4) @ 9:30 AM and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July @ 9:30 AM. Target age: 0-24 months, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  14. Monday Hands-On Play

    July 11, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Join us for fun, hands-on play at the library! Each week we will provide three stations of tactile, age-appropriate activities including art, toys, and simple experiments to engage your child’s sense of creativity, curiosity and discovery! Drop by any time during the program to play at your own pace.  Dress for a mess or bring an art shirt, as some activities will include messy elements (for example paint, salt dough, shaving cream, etc.)!Dates & Time: Mondays, June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4), drop-in 2:30 - 4:00 PM Target age: 1-7, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast Courtyard*Registration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies*Program may be moved inside the Library Meeting Rooms A/B if weather necessitates.

  15. Storytime in the Parks

    July 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 5Location: Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum (Bishop Family Open Shelter)Join us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  16. Afternoon Fun Get Crafty

    July 12, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for a new craft in the youth area of the library every second Tuesday of the month! This month you can create your own unique treasure chest with scrapbook paper, sequins, stickers and more! Be ye pirate or Landlubber, this loot will surely shiver your timbers!   Time: Drop-in anytime, 3:00 - 4:30 PM Target age: Ages 4+ (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Youth Area Registration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies

  17. Double-Booked Book Club

    July 12, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Double-Booked Evening meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6 p.m.This month's discussion title is The Sum of Us by Heather McGee. Book Club books will be available for check out after each meeting. See what other formats--including large print, audiobook, and downloadable versions--are available in our collection HERE. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/5_68D5B10F.PNG

  18. The Amazing Martika Daniels Circus Variety Show

    July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Martika will delight the whole family by performing Circus arts and feats with silk fans, hula hoops, plate spinning, levi-stick, poi spinning, and an interactive circus game that everyone can play together!  Target age: Families (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park (south side of library)Registration for this event is not required but is encouraged to help us plan. Because we have a packed calendar here at the library, and so does Martika Daniels, we have decided to cancel both sessions of Music and Movement on Wednesday the 13th of July so that we may have the Circus Variety show that day at 10:00 AM. We are very sorry to have to cancel these two sessions of a favorite program, but we feel it is best to have this unique guest program during the Summer when more families can enjoy it!  -- Miss Jacque 

  19. Tween Camp DIY

    July 13, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us to make stylish duct tape wallets, paracord bracelets, and air-plant hangers. We’ll show you how and supply everything you need, including an air plant!   Choose the session that works best for you: Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 3:00-4:00 PM SessionAges 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 4:30-5:30 PM Session

  20. Teen Camp DIY

    July 13, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us to make stylish duct tape wallets, paracord bracelets, and air-plant hangers. We’ll show you how and supply everything you need, including an air plant!   Choose the session that works best for you: Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 3:00-4:00 PM SessionAges 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 4:30-5:30 PM Session

  21. Creativity Quest

    July 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Calling all adventurous kids who like to make, craft, and experiment! Starting the second week of June, join us for cool hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. On any given Thursday we might dissect an owl pellet, do some shadow painting, make a constellation jar lantern, or make some other amazing creation! Stop in anytime during the program to enjoy crafts and experiments at your own pace.  Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 9-July 28, drop-in 10:00 - 11:30 AM Target age: 6-12, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast CourtyardRegistration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies. 

  22. Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Public Health

    July 14, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and its prevalence is growing.  More than five million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s, but that number is expected to triple by 2050.  This program highlights the growing focus of Alzheimer’s and dementia in public health; what causes memory loss; what the latest research shows in our fight against these conditions; what can be done to decrease one’s risk; what resources exist and what the Iowa Department of Public Health is doing to help.

  23. Storytime in the Parks

    July 14, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 5Location: Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum (Bishop Family Open Shelter)Join us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  24. Blank Park Zoo: Colorful Creatures

    July 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Animals come in every color of the rainbow, and many of these colors and patterns exist for very important reasons. Join us as the zoo brings one or two animals (depending on heat and animal health on the day of event) and shares fascinating information about the colors of the animal world!  Target age: Families (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park (south side of library)Registration for this event is not required but is encouraged to help us plan. 

  25. Adult Recreational Chess

    July 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  26. Baby Bounce

    July 18, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience / practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and / or interact with peers. Dates & Time: Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4) @ 9:30 AM and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July @ 9:30 AM. Target age: 0-24 months, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  27. Monday Hands-On Play

    July 18, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Join us for fun, hands-on play at the library! Each week we will provide three stations of tactile, age-appropriate activities including art, toys, and simple experiments to engage your child’s sense of creativity, curiosity and discovery! Drop by any time during the program to play at your own pace.  Dress for a mess or bring an art shirt, as some activities will include messy elements (for example paint, salt dough, shaving cream, etc.)!Dates & Time: Mondays, June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4), drop-in 2:30 - 4:00 PM Target age: 1-7, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast Courtyard*Registration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies*Program may be moved inside the Library Meeting Rooms A/B if weather necessitates.

  28. Fresh Conversations: Paint Your Plate with Color(ful) Fruits and Vegetables

    July 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    This month we'll share tips and tricks to "paint your plate" by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Fresh Conversations is a free nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+. The program offers practical tips and sensible solutions to everyday problems that get in the way of doing what most people want to do: eat well and live well! Fresh Conversations is also an opportunity to connect with other adults for a friendly group discussion! Registration encouraged.Fresh Conversations is funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/FRESH_CONVERSATIONS.PNG_2A3A10E9.JPG

  29. Storytime in the Parks

    July 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 6Location: Barrett Boesen Park Shelter (New Urbandale Park in 2022!)Join us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  30. Afternoon Fun STEM

    July 19, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join us for fun in the youth area of the library. Drop in on the third Tuesday of the month for fun science, technology, engineering, and math activities! Join us this month to make a simple model of the human respiratory system that really inflates using straws and balloons.Time: Drop-in anytime, 3:00 - 4:30 PM Target age: Ages 6+ (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Youth Area Registration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies

  31. Space Telescopes: A Journey Back in Time

    July 19, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Learn more about telescopes, space telescopes, and the new James Webb Space Telescope with NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador volunteer Dan Hoy. Plus, enjoy hands-on STEAM activities from the NASA Fun Kit!  Time: Drop-in anytime, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Target age: Families (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies. 

  32. Special Music and Movement

    July 20, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    We're so excited to have a guest teacher for a special session of Music and Movement at the 9:30 and 10:30 time slots on Wednesday, July 20th. Kids get to “Twirl into the Tale” of The Unicorn and the Moon by Tomie dePaola. Dancer Kathleen Hurley (Hurley & Dancers) will teach you short dances to be part of your own theatre/dance performance with a variety of musical selections. Kids should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to dance! Just like with our regular sessions of Music and Movement, the “target age” of participants is 2-7, but siblings and children of all ages are invited to try it out as well! (All children under 10 must be accompanied/supervised by an adult). Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.More information on Hurley & Dancers:  Founded in 2001, Hurley & Dancers is a professional modern dance company based in Des Moines that presents public performances, dance educational outreach and encourages artistic collaboration. Comprised of professional dancers and dance educators, the company brings together instructors from area universities, colleges, and studios who are actively performing and choreographing in their field. The company has enjoyed performances in the Midwest and Canada. Recently Hurley has been conducting educational outreach for Des Moines Performing Arts partner schools. Learn more at http://tandemtheatreanddance.org/hurley-dancers/

  33. Special Music and Movement

    July 20, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    We're so excited to have a guest teacher for a special session of Music and Movement at the 9:30 and 10:30 time slots on Wednesday, July 20th. Kids get to “Twirl into the Tale” of The Unicorn and the Moon by Tomie dePaola. Dancer Kathleen Hurley (Hurley & Dancers) will teach you short dances to be part of your own theatre/dance performance with a variety of musical selections. Kids should wear comfortable clothing and be ready to dance! Just like with our regular sessions of Music and Movement, the “target age” of participants is 2-7, but siblings and children of all ages are invited to try it out as well! (All children under 10 must be accompanied/supervised by an adult). Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.More information on Hurley & Dancers:  Founded in 2001, Hurley & Dancers is a professional modern dance company based in Des Moines that presents public performances, dance educational outreach and encourages artistic collaboration. Comprised of professional dancers and dance educators, the company brings together instructors from area universities, colleges, and studios who are actively performing and choreographing in their field. The company has enjoyed performances in the Midwest and Canada. Recently Hurley has been conducting educational outreach for Des Moines Performing Arts partner schools. Learn more at http://tandemtheatreanddance.org/hurley-dancers/

  34. Teen Tie Dye

    July 20, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Teens age 13 – 17 can join us to make tie-dye t-shirts. We’ll show you the techniques and supply the shirts + dye! Note: Shirts will be dyed at the library and put into plastic bags- but will need to be washed at home.  Age Requirement: 13-17Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast CourtyardRegistration required to secure your spot and t-shirt size. (Registration closes Tuesday, July 19th at noon to allow time for staff to obtain requested shirts.)

  35. Movie Night: Dog

    July 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Movie Night at the Library. Limited space, registration encouraged. Dog(PG-13 / 2022 / 1 hour 41 minutes)In this road-trip comedy, two hard-charging former Army Rangers paired against their will — Briggs (Channing Tatum) and a Belgian Malinois dog named Lulu — race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. A unique comedy that takes a sensitive, engaging, and realistic look at what happens when a soldier's toughest battle starts when they come home. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/DOG_360X500_2C9BCFF2.PNG

  36. Creativity Quest

    July 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Calling all adventurous kids who like to make, craft, and experiment! Starting the second week of June, join us for cool hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. On any given Thursday we might dissect an owl pellet, do some shadow painting, make a constellation jar lantern, or make some other amazing creation! Stop in anytime during the program to enjoy crafts and experiments at your own pace.  Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 9-July 28, drop-in 10:00 - 11:30 AM Target age: 6-12, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast CourtyardRegistration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies. 

  37. 3rd Thursday at Hoover's: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hoover Library Renovation

    July 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT 3rd Thursday at Hoover's presents: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hoover Library Renovation  Hoover Presidential Foundation President & CEO Jerry Fleagle and Matt Solari, VP & Creative Director for BRC Imagination Arts, a premiere builder of exhibit spaces, look at the possibilities that lie ahead for the new exhibit renovation. About the speaker: Matt Solari is the Vice President and creative director for BRC Imagination Arts in Burbank, California. The company is renowned for creating special exhibits that excite, entertain and educate. They were highly acclaimed for their work on the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL. The Urbandale Public Library is pleased to continue our partnership with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for the monthly 3rd Thursday at Hoover's live webinar series.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/THIRDTHURSDAYLOGO_3E1F24EA.JPG

  38. Page Turners Book Club

    July 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Page Turners meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.This month's discussion title is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Book Club books will be available for check out after each meeting. See what other formats--including large print, audiobook, and downloadable versions--are available in our collection HERE. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/14_DB2FA18F.PNG

  39. Storytime in the Parks

    July 21, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 6Location: Barrett Boesen Park Shelter (New Urbandale Park in 2022!)Join us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  40. Grout Museum: Mad Mixture

    July 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Come to see the most crowd-pleasing experiments from various Grout Museum shows including Super Cold (using liquid nitrogen), Combustion, and Kitchen Science! You’ll have a blast exploring the related science concepts along the way.  Target age: Ages 5+, although some younger kids may enjoy the program. (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park (south side of library)Registration for this event is not required but is encouraged to help us plan. 

  41. Classic Cinema: Summer Stock

    July 22, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Join us on the second and fourth Friday of the month for classic cinema from the 20th century. Registration encouraged. Summer Stock (G, 1950, 1 hour 48 minutes) Judy Garland and Gene Kelly team up in this tuneful tale about a theatrical company that stages a summer production on a financially burdened New England farm, and the down-on-her-luck owner ends up becoming the leading lady of the show.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/SUMMER_STOCK_360X500_3A504680.PNG

  42. Baby Bounce

    July 23, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience / practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and / or interact with peers. Dates & Time: Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4) @ 9:30 AM and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July @ 9:30 AM. Target age: 0-24 months, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  43. Family Storytime

    July 23, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for interactive stories, singing, rhyming, and more educational FUN! Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy. Dates & Time: 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July, 10:30 AMTarget age: Ages 2-7, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  44. Adult Recreational Chess

    July 23, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Drop in and play some chess; all skill levels welcome! Held every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

  45. Baby Bounce

    July 25, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Baby and caregiver will enjoy bouncing, singing, shaking, and playing together! Experience / practice counting, rhythm, body part identification, animal sounds, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and more! We'll have 20-25 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can play together and / or interact with peers. Dates & Time: Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4) @ 9:30 AM and the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July @ 9:30 AM. Target age: 0-24 months, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Please note: With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart. 

  46. Monday Hands-On Play

    July 25, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Join us for fun, hands-on play at the library! Each week we will provide three stations of tactile, age-appropriate activities including art, toys, and simple experiments to engage your child’s sense of creativity, curiosity and discovery! Drop by any time during the program to play at your own pace.  Dress for a mess or bring an art shirt, as some activities will include messy elements (for example paint, salt dough, shaving cream, etc.)!Dates & Time: Mondays, June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4), drop-in 2:30 - 4:00 PM Target age: 1-7, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast Courtyard*Registration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies*Program may be moved inside the Library Meeting Rooms A/B if weather necessitates.

  47. Urbandale Public Library Board of Trustees

    July 25, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

  48. Storytime in the Parks

    July 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 7Location: Murphy Park ShelterJoin us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  49. Afternoon Fun Board Games

    July 26, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Drop in and make new friends and / or spend some quality time with family playing classic board games!Time: Drop-in anytime, 3:00 - 4:30 PM Target age: Ages 5+ (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Youth Area Registration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies

  50. Adult DIY: Brick Porch Sign

    July 26, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    We will be designing signs for your front door/porch with a brick edger and your choice of acrylic or glow-in-the-dark paint!Each person will receive a 2 x 6 x 16 scalloped brick edger to create a design (choose to paint your house number, or the word "home", "grow", or "love", etc.). Bricks will be red or gray, depending upon availability. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/BRICK_3F8A9227.PNG

  51. Music and Movement

    July 27, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll read one book, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Dates & Time: Wednesdays, June 8-July 27, 9:30 or 10:30 AM Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart.

  52. Music and Movement

    July 27, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get your groove on and strengthen early literacy skills at the same time! We’ll read one book, but also do plenty of stretching, singing, dancing, rhyming, jumping, and even instrument play. You’ll have a blast helping your little one rock out. Dates & Time: Wednesdays, June 8-July 27, 9:30 or 10:30 AM Target age: 2-7 years old, with adult. Our age recommendations tell you the developmental level we plan for, but every child is different. Feel free to try them out and choose the story time(s) that feel right. Everyone is welcome! Location: Meeting Room A/BRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.With health and safety in mind, this program will take place in our large meeting rooms, where we will make efforts to enable social distancing. We will provide family-sized mats for each family, spaced six feet apart.

  53. Double-Booked Book Club

    July 27, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Double-Booked Afternoon meets every 4th Wednesday at 1 p.m.This month's discussion title is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Book Club books will be available for check out after each meeting. See what other formats--including large print, audiobook, and downloadable versions--are available in our collection HERE. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/4_9794C771.PNG

  54. Family Paint Night: Lake Life

    July 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Our instructor will help you create an idyllic lake scene complete with a dock and human figures that you can customize as fishing, canoeing, or enjoying other lake activities!  Target Age: Families (This program is aimed at ages 6+ but younger siblings may absolutely come to free paint or color alongside their family.) Limited Space, Registration Required.   Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/JULY_PAINTING_4275F892.JPG

  55. Creativity Quest

    July 28, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Calling all adventurous kids who like to make, craft, and experiment! Starting the second week of June, join us for cool hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. On any given Thursday we might dissect an owl pellet, do some shadow painting, make a constellation jar lantern, or make some other amazing creation! Stop in anytime during the program to enjoy crafts and experiments at your own pace.  Dates & Time: Thursdays, June 9-July 28, drop-in 10:00 - 11:30 AM Target age: 6-12, siblings welcome! (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast CourtyardRegistration for this event is not required but is helpful to us for preparing supplies. 

  56. Storytime in the Parks

    July 28, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    Week 7Location: Murphy Park ShelterJoin us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park every week!Target age: 2-8, families welcome!The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered together to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at different Urbandale Parks each week June 14-August 11. Grab one of our Parks Passports for a full schedule and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! No registration required.There will be no Storytime in the Parks during adverse weather. You can watch for cancellations due to weather by checking our Facebook or online calendar the day of the event.

  57. The Magic of Scott “The Stupendous” Reister

    July 30, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Library Outside

    Come be astounded by mind tricks, card tricks, and optical illusions from Urbandale’s own Scott “the Stupendous” Reister! After the show he’ll even reveal one of his secrets to the audience. Target age: Ages 5+, although some younger kids may enjoy the program. (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at programs and while in the Library.)Location: Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park (south side of library)Registration for this event is not required but is encouraged to help us plan. 

Official Meetings

  1. Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District Meeting

    July 12, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    City Hall - Engineering and Public Works

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  2. Public Art Committee Meeting

    July 19, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    City Hall

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  3. Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

    July 20, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    City Hall

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  4. Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District Meeting

    July 28, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    City Hall

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Official Meetings (Council Portal)

  1. City Council - July 12, 2022

    July 12, 2022, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

  2. City Council Lunch & Learn - July 19, 2022

    July 19, 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

  3. City Council - July 26, 2022

    July 26, 2022, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

Planning & Zoning Commission

  1. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting (Tuesday)

    July 5, 2022, 5:30 PM
    @
    City Hall

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  2. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

    July 18, 2022, 5:30 PM
    @
    City Hall

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