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Community Events

  1. Wreaths Across America

    December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    A wreath-laying event is being hosted by the City of Urbandale and McDivitt Grove Cemetery Veterans Group at McDivitt Grove Cemetery on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10 AM. All community members are invited to attend and help place more than 100 wreaths on the headstones of veterans laid to rest at the cemetery. This event is free and open to everyone.

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Library Events

  1. Classic Cinema: Miracle on 34th Street

    December 9, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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. *Please note: There will be no movie on the fourth Friday in December due to the proximity to the holiday. Miracle on 34th Street(G, 1947, 1h 36min) Edmund Gwenn won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a department-store Santa Claus who runs afoul of the store's nasty in-house psychiatrist and is forced to go on trial to prove he's the real Kris Kringle. A Best Picture nominee, the film's director George Seaton won an Oscar for his script. The City of Urbandale is hosting a "Miracle on 86th Street."Bundle up this winter and stroll through the Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park from November 15, 2022 through January 9, 2023. The park features a large custom-built train, larger-than-life ornamental displays, and an ice-skating rink. The park is lit with more than 50,000-holiday lights and we're hosting special events all season long!  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/MOVIE_EVANCED_360X500_(1)_6BF71ED7.PNG

  2. Adult Recreational Chess

    December 10, 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.

  3. Baby Bounce

    December 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:40 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. Target age: 0-24 months, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Baby Bounce in December will be at 9:00 AM on Mondays the 5th & the 12th, Thursdays the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th, and at 9:30 on Saturday the 17th (canceled on Saturday the 3rd because of special Family Storytime Coca with a Cop). Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th. 

  4. Toddler Time

    December 12, 2022, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! 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.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Toddler Time in December will be at 9:50 AM on Monday the 5th & 12th as well as Thursday the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th. Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  5. Preschool Storytime

    December 12, 2022, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Join us for fun and 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. Target age: 3-6 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Dates & Time: Preschool Storytime in December will be on Monday the 5th & 12th at 10:45. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  6. Urbandale Community Band

    December 12, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Enjoy festive music from the Urbandale Community Adult Bands and take a walk around Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park to check out the Miracle on 86th Street lights!

  7. Afterschool Fun Get Crafty: Picasso Snowpeople

    December 13, 2022, 4:15 PM - 5:15 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. Drop in between 4:15 and 5:15 to get crafty!  This month we’re making a different kind of snowmen and snowwomen! You may have drawn a round snowman before, but have you tried making one in the Cubist style made famous by Pablo Picasso? Join us to make a very unique creation and learn more about the artist and his work.  Target Age: 5 years old and up (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.) Located in the Youth Area, no registration is required. 

  8. Evening Family Storytime

    December 13, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    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. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an 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: Story RoomRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.Dates & Time: Evening Family Storytime will be at 6:30 on Tuesdays 6, 13, and 27. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th. Our December break will be December 19th – 26th. 

  9. Music and Movement

    December 14, 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. 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.Dates & Time: Music and Movement will be at 9:30 and 10:30 on Wednesdays the 7th, 14th, & 28th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th. Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  10. Music and Movement

    December 14, 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. 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.Dates & Time: Music and Movement will be at 9:30 and 10:30 on Wednesdays the 7th, 14th, & 28th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th. Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  11. Baby Bounce

    December 15, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:40 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. Target age: 0-24 months, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Baby Bounce in December will be at 9:00 AM on Mondays the 5th & the 12th, Thursdays the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th, and at 9:30 on Saturday the 17th (canceled on Saturday the 3rd because of special Family Storytime Coca with a Cop). Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th. 

  12. Toddler Time

    December 15, 2022, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! 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.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Toddler Time in December will be at 9:50 AM on Monday the 5th & 12th as well as Thursday the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th. Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  13. Family Storytime

    December 15, 2022, 10:45 AM - 11:15 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. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Family Storytime in December will be at 10:45 on Thursdays the 1st, 8th,15th & 29th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.We also do Saturday Family Storytimes the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. This month we’ll have a Special Family Storytime: Cocoa With a Cop on Saturday the 3rd at 10:30, as well as Family Storytime on Saturday the 17th at 10:30. 

  14. Book Chat

    December 15, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    We'll discuss our favorite (or not-so-favorite) books of 2022 and talk a little about book club for 2023. Feel free to bring a treat and drink of your choice! You do not need to be a member of book club to attend. 

  15. 3rd Thursday at Hoover's: Spotlight on the Famous Flour Sacks

    December 15, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENTOur speakers are Annelien van Kempen, a researcher who will Zoom in live from The Netherlands, and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum curator, Marcus Eckhardt, from West Branch. Because this presentation is coming from The Netherlands, the time difference dictates that we run it live at Noon Central Time. We will replay the recording at our traditional start time at 6 PM. Registration will allow you to attend either/ both time slots. 3rd Thursday at Hoover's presents: Spotlight on the Famous Flour Sacks The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum's entire collection of decorated Belgian Relief flour sacks from World War I was subjected to a close examination in June 2022. Annelien van Kempen, a visiting researcher from The Netherlands, and Marcus Eckhardt, Hoover Presidential Museum curator, studied every detail and counted 360 items in this unique survey of war-time American and Canadian flour sacks, decorated by Belgian schoolgirls, women, and artists, mainly in 1915.  In this episode, they will present what they discovered in their fascinating two-week search. They share their insights in both the great variety and similarity in sacks, school-projects, flour residues in dresses, patriotic patterns in the embroidery and needlework, and delicate lace edges.  They’ll reveal the identity of Belgian schoolgirls who painted and embroidered the sacks. Special attention will be given to paintings of emerging -now famous- Belgian artists and exquisite embroideries, including the “Rooster on the Oak Branch” flour sack from Antwerp that was presented in a manifestation of gratitude to Mr. Herbert Hoover in August 1916.  Since June, new WWI decorated flour sacks have come into the museum’s collection, showing there are many more waiting to be discovered! 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

  16. Family Painting Night: Frosty Fun!

    December 15, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Stay cozy in the library on a cold December evening while you create a fun, friendly “Frosty” all your own! Our Youth Assistant will walk you through the basic steps of how to paint your own version of a snowperson on canvas with acrylic paint. Enjoy customizing your version with different colors and details.  Age Requirement: This program is for families with children ages 6-17 (younger siblings are welcome to come free paint or color alongside their family.) Limited Space, Registration Required.   Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/SNOWY2_1EE0AF9F.JPG

  17. Storytime Explorers

    December 16, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    At this longer storytime, we’ll dive into a topic and explore the fascinating world around us using a combination of nonfiction and fiction books. Each storytime will typically include reading, discussion, one craft, and one science activity. Target age: 3-6 years old with an 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! Dates & Time: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 AM Location: Meeting Room A/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. 

  18. Baby Bounce

    December 17, 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. Target age: 0-24 months, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Baby Bounce in December will be at at 9:30 on Saturday the 17th (canceled on Saturday the 3rd because of special Family Storytime Coca with a Cop), and at 9:00 AM on Mondays the 5th & the 12th, Thursdays the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th, and Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th. 

  19. Family Storytime

    December 17, 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: Family Storytime in December will be at 10:30 on Saturday the 17th and on the 3rd, when we'll have Special Family Storytime Event Cocoa With a Cop. Family storytime will be a 10:45 on Thursdays the 1st, 8th,15th & 29th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.Target age: 2-6 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. 

  20. Adult Recreational Chess

    December 17, 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.

  21. Crafts-to-Go! Bags

    December 19, 2022, 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    We will put 150 to-go bags out in the youth area, each bag will contain materials to make two different crafts! Please do not take more than one bag per child in your care.  Craft bags will be out in the youth area all week until all bags are gone.  Target age: preschool and up. 

  22. Urbandale Public Library Foundation Board Meeting

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

  23. Urbandale Public Library Board of Trustees

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

  24. Afterschool Fun STEM: Snowflake Symmetry

    December 20, 2022, 4:15 PM - 5:15 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 between 4:15 and 5:15 to enjoy science, technology, engineering, or math activities.  This month we’ll practice pattern making while we create sweet snowflakes out of toothpicks and marshmallows!  See if you can make your snowflake symmetrical while we learn a little bit more about the crystals that make up real snowflakes. Target Age: 5 years old and up (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.) Located in the Youth Area, no registration is required.  

  25. Sort of Super: Graphic Novel Author and Artist Eric Gapstur Visit

    December 20, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Are you a superhero superfan? Do you draw, write, or read graphic novels? Eric Gapstur is coming to the Urbandale Public Library to answer your questions and talk about drawing and writing his Graphic Novel series Sort of Super, the tale of dynamic crime-fighting duo 11-year-old Wyatt and his little sister Adeline! Target age: 6 and up. Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.Registration is appreciated but not required. Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/ERIC_GAPSTUR_974889BD.PNG

  26. Movie Night: Where the Crawdads Sing

    December 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 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.  Where the Crawdads Sing (PG-13/ 2022/ 2h 5m) From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised in the marshlands of the south in the 1950s who becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved.  Image URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.evanced.info/Customer/urbandalelibrary/MOVIE_EVANCED_360X500_D5CC2F84.PNG

  27. Tween DIY Gifts

    December 22, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get creative and walk away with gifts to give (or keep)! We’ll provide the supplies and show you how/ give you ideas for DIY earbud holders, as well as decorate your own mug and canvas drawstring bag. Do one or all three (time permitting).  This program is open to teens and tweens ages 10-17 only, and registration is strongly encouraged, as each session has occupancy limits.  Choose the session that works best for you (both are the same crafts): Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 3:00 PM session Ages 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 4:00 PM session 

  28. Teen DIY Gifts

    December 22, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Get creative and walk away with gifts to give (or keep)! We’ll provide the supplies and show you how/ give you ideas for DIY earbud holders, as well as decorate your own mug and canvas drawstring bag. Do one or all three (time permitting). This program is open to teens and tweens ages 10-17 only, and registration is strongly encouraged, as each session has occupancy limits. Choose the session that works best for you (both are the same crafts): Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 3:00 PM session Ages 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 4:00 PM session 

  29. Learn about Hanukkah with CultureALL!

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

    Are you curious about Hanukkah? Abe Goldstein, Accordion player and leader of the Java Jews Klezmer Band will give us a lively lesson about this celebration with songs, stories, and games! Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Target age: Elementary students (anyone under 10 must be supervised by an adult). 

  30. Adult DIY moved to December 1st

    December 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    November and December's Adult DIY program will be combined and held on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 PM.

  31. Evening Family Storytime

    December 27, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    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. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an 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: Story RoomRegistration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Evening Family Storytime will be at 6:30 on Tuesdays 6, 13, and 27. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  32. Music and Movement

    December 28, 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. 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.Dates & Time: Music and Movement will be at 9:30 and 10:30 on Wednesdays the 7th, 14th, & 28th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th. Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  33. Music and Movement

    December 28, 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. 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.Dates & Time: Music and Movement will be at 9:30 and 10:30 on Wednesdays the 7th, 14th, & 28th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th. Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  34. Family Escape Room

    December 28, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Your family group will work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges! Working at your own pace, you will move through six different stations together. Collect a key after completing each station to “break out!”  Target Age: Families with kids ages 5-9. Children under age 10 must be supervised by an adult and adults should plan on participating in the fun as teamwork will be needed! Limited Space, Registration Required 

  35. Tween Escape Room

    December 28, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Experience the “Breakout Room” phenomenon! Come with friends OR make new friends among your fellow escapees. Use creativity and tenacity to work together, think critically, and solve all the puzzles before the time runs out.  This program is open to tweens and teens ages 10-17 only, and registration is required, as each session has occupancy limits.  Choose the session that works best for you: Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 4:30 PM session Ages 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 6:15 PM session 

  36. Teen Escape Room

    December 28, 2022, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Experience the “Breakout Room” phenomenon! Come with friends OR make new friends among your fellow escapees. Use creativity and tenacity to work together, think critically, and solve all the puzzles before the time runs out.  This program is open to tweens and teens ages 10-17 only, and registration is required, as each session has occupancy limits.  Choose the session that works best for you: Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 4:30 PM session Ages 13-17 are encouraged to register for the 6:15 PM session 

  37. Baby Bounce

    December 29, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:40 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.  Target age: 0-24 months, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Baby Bounce in December will be at 9:00 AM on Mondays the 5th & the 12th, Thursdays the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th, and at 9:30 on Saturday the 17th (canceled on Saturday the 3rd because of special Family Storytime Coca with a Cop). Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th. 

  38. Toddler Time

    December 29, 2022, 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We'll share shorter books, rhymes, and music with the understanding that sitting still is tricky sometimes. Caregivers should plan on attending and helping little ones to engage, feel comfortable, and enjoy early literacy! 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.Target age: 2-3 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Toddler Time in December will be at 9:50 AM on Monday the 5th & 12th as well as Thursday the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th. Please note that we do a weekday storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.

  39. Family Storytime

    December 29, 2022, 10:45 AM - 11:15 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. Target age: 2-6 years old, with an 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/B Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Dates & Time: Family Storytime in December will be at 10:45 on Thursdays the 1st, 8th,15th & 29th. Please note that we do a week day storytime cycle of three weeks on and one week off (to allow for planning time). Our most recent cycle started on Monday, November 28th.  Our December break will be December 19th – 26th.We also do Saturday Family Storytimes the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. This month we’ll have a Special Family Storytime: Cocoa With a Cop on Saturday the 3rd at 10:30, as well as Family Storytime on Saturday the 17th at 10:30. 

  40. STEM with the RoboWarriors

    December 29, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Step right up for STEM excitement with the Norwalk RoboWarriors, a robotics team of middle and high school students! They will show off their FIRST Tech Challenge competition robot, help us complete a hands-on STEM activity, and even bring demo robots for you to try out!  This is a drop-in program, so stop in any time between 4:30 and 6:00 PM. Target age: Ages 4 and up, anyone under 10 must be supervised by an adult. Registration is appreciated but not required. 

  41. Tis' the Season to Celebrate: Craft Drop-In

    December 30, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Stop by Meeting Room A/B for crafts anytime from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will have directions and supplies for four different crafts (while supplies last) to help you celebrate winter and New Year’s Eve. Different crafts will be geared toward different ages, pre-school and up. Please note that this is an unstaffed program, and all children under 10 must be supervised by an adult. Registration is appreciated but not required.

  42. Noon Year's Eve Dance Party

    December 31, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Not sure you’ll make it to midnight? Count down to the noon year with some Library fun! Dancing, balloons, bubbles, glow sticks and more will make this a-rockin' good time for the whole family! Target age: Families (All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.) Registration is appreciated but not required. 

  43. Closing Early for New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2022, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Urbandale Public Library

    The Library will be open limited hours from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Official Meetings

  1. Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District Meeting

    December 13, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    City Hall - Engineering and Public Works

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  2. Public Art Committee Meeting

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

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  3. Capital Improvement Program 2023-2028+ - Public Hearing

    December 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    @
    City Hall

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  4. Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District Meeting

    December 29, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    City Hall

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Official Meetings (Council Portal)

  1. City Council - December 13, 2022

    December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

  2. City Council Lunch & Learn - December 20, 2022

    December 20, 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

  3. City Council - December 27, 2022

    December 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

Planning & Zoning Commission

  1. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

    December 19, 2022, 5:30 PM
    @
    City Hall

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