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Community Events

  1. Drive In Movie: The Goonies (Rated PG)

    October 22, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ City Hall

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  2. Beggars Night

    October 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Library Events

  1. Baby Bounce

    October 16, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:00 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 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday and Thursday of the month, 9:00 - 9:45 AM. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  2. Family Storytime

    October 16, 2021, 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. Target age: 2-6 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 7:00 PM. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:00 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  3. Family Pumpkin and Gourd Painting

    October 16, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Spend an autumn afternoon painting a pumpkin or gourd with your family and leave the mess at the library! Our library assistant will share ideas and tricks to help you tap into your creativity and paint your own unique design. Join us for this fun, family friendly event and don’t forget to bring a paint shirt or dress accordingly.   Target Audience: Families  Registration required, limited supplies. 

  4. Family Stories, Japanese American Internment, and When the Emperor Was Divine

    October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Presenters Neil Nakadate and Vivian Hayashi will give us a glimpse into both their families' experience in Japanese-American Internment Camps during WWII. Neil Nakadate's novel, "Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir," includes an account of his family's internment camp experience that he will expand on. We will also hear from Vivian Hayashi, and the everyday life her father and family experienced at Topaz- the same Japanese American Internment Camp described in the 2021 All Urbandale Reads book, "When the Emperor Was Divine" by Julie Otsuka. Attendees will be entered into a door prize to receive a signed copy of Neil Nakadate's book, "Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir." Program Agenda: 25-30 minutes: Neil presents an overview of the history regarding Japanese-American Internments Camps. He'll make connections to the 2021 All Urbandale Reads book and his own family's experience that he wrote about in his novel. 25-30 minutes: Vivian presents on what everyday life was like in Topaz with the aid of powerful visuals, including her father's yearbook. 25-30 minutes: Q&A with Neil and Vivian. Wrap up with drawing the door prize winner. Target Audience: All Ages (Registration for this event is strongly advised as space is limited.)  This program is part of our All Urbandale Reads series. The 2021 All Urbandale Reads book is "When the Emperor was Divine" by Julie Otsuka. To learn more about the All Urbandale Reads program, click here. 

  5. Baby Bounce

    October 18, 2021, 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. 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday and Thursday of the month, 9:00 - 9:45 AM. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  6. Toddler Time

    October 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 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 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday and Thursday of the month, 9:50 - 10:35 AM with an additional time on Thursday, 10:45 - 11:35 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  7. Preschool Storytime

    October 18, 2021, 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 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday of the month, 10:45 - 11:15 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  8. Afterschool Fun: STEM

    October 19, 2021, 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 a science, technology, engineering or math activity. This month, explore binary code by making a beaded bracelet that spells out your name!   Target Age: 5 years old and up (anyone under age 10 must be supervised by an adult)  Located in the Youth Area, no registration required. 

  9. Family Storytime

    October 19, 2021, 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 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 7:00 PM. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:00 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be limited, with slots given first to those registered.)

  10. Music and Movement

    October 20, 2021, 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: 18 months -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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 - 10:15 AM and 10:30 - 11:15 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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. Music and Movement

    October 20, 2021, 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: 18 months -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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 - 10:15 AM and 10:30 - 11:15 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.)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. 

  12. Baby Bounce

    October 21, 2021, 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. 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday and Thursday of the month, 9:00 - 9:45 AM. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  13. Toddler Time

    October 21, 2021, 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 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday and Thursday of the month, 9:50 - 10:35 AM with an additional time on Thursday, 10:45 - 11:35 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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. Toddler Time

    October 21, 2021, 10:45 AM - 11:30 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 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! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday and Thursday of the month, 9:50 - 10:35 AM with an additional time on Thursday, 10:45 - 11:35 AM. (Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 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.

  15. 2021 Kids "All Iowa Reads" Author Visit: Remy Lai

    October 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7q1ibp82SUekc0mHcxwY8w The Iowa Center for the Book is excited to sponsor virtual visits in 2021 from each of the All Iowa Reads authors! Join Remy Lai, author of the 2021 Kids "All Iowa Reads" title Pie in the Sky for an hour of conversation between the author and a moderator followed by time for questions from the audience. Reading the All Iowa Reads book is encouraged but not required, and attendees will be able to submit questions to the author during the webinar via the chat function. 

  16. Tween Painting Party: Haunted House or Hogwarts

    October 21, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Our library assistant Carisa, will guide you step-by-step on how to paint your own masterpiece of a Starry Night scene featuring Hogwarts or a haunted house. Come socialize, paint, and create! Don’t forget to bring a paint shirt or dress accordingly.  This program is open to teens and tweens ages 10-17 only. Registration required to secure your spot.  Choose the session that works best for you (both are the same painting)Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 4:30 PM sessionAges 12-17 are encouraged to register for the 6:00 PM session 

  17. 3rd Thursday at Hoover's: Hoover’s Last Trip Home

    October 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2616318893786/WN_FcH5QIctQG6nzyHqIsWi9w  We'll take a look back 57 years to Oct. 25, 1964 when Herbert Hoover returned to West Branch to be buried on a hill overlooking his childhood home. Archival videos and audio clips will supplement the story.  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. 

  18. Teen Painting Party: Haunted House or Hogwarts

    October 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Our library assistant Carisa, will guide you step-by-step on how to paint your own masterpiece of a Starry Night scene featuring Hogwarts or a haunted house. Come socialize, paint, and create! Don’t forget to bring a paint shirt or dress accordingly.  This program is open to teens and tweens ages 10-17 only. Registration required to secure your spot.  Choose the session that works best for you (both are the same painting)Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 4:30 PM session Ages 12-17 are encouraged to register for the 6:00 PM session 

  19. Friday Flicks: The Wolf Man

    October 22, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Stop by the Library for a free movie for adults, ages 18+ only. This October, please join us for Classic Monster Movies!  Registration encouraged.  The Wolf Man (PG/1941/ 70 minutes) Lon Chaney Jr. stars in this horror masterpiece about a man who is attacked by a werewolf and then becomes one himself at each full moon. 

  20. Closing Early

    October 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    The Urbandale Public Library is closing early to clear the parking lot for a community event. 

  21. Creepy Crafts Drop-in

    October 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Tis the season to get creepy. Stop by the youth area to make some monstrously magnificent (but not scary) crafts! We will have directions and supplies for three different crafts. Work at your own pace to make one, two, or all three. Activities are self-led, while supplies last.  Target Age: Preschool and up (anyone under age 10 must be supervised by an adult) 

  22. Urbandale Public Library Board of Trustees

    October 25, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

  23. Brown Bag Book Club

    October 26, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Brown Bag Book Club meets on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at Noon. This month's discussion title is Long Bright River by Liz Moore.

  24. Afterschool Fun: Board Games

    October 26, 2021, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Drop by Meeting Room A/B the fourth Tuesday of each month to make new friends and / or spend some quality time with family playing board games! We will provide a variety of games, some classic and perhaps a few new ones that may become your favorites.   Target Age: 5 years old and up (anyone under age 10 must be supervised by an adult)(Registration is strongly advised as attendance will be capped at 40, with slots given first to those registered. Please choose one time per week.) 

  25. Adult DIY: Bleach Tie-Dye

    October 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Create a custom tie-dye shirt for Halloween! The library will offer a variety of stencil designs to choose from but you are welcome to bring a stencil/design of your choice. Dress appropriately as we will be using bleach to create the tie-dye effect. (Ages 18+) Location: ICN & outdoors (weather permitting). Registration Required. Bring a dark-colored t-shirt or indicate during registration whether you will be using one provided by the library (a black unisex/adult size large). 

  26. Brown Bag Book Club

    October 28, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A

    Brown Bag Book Club meets on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at Noon. This month's discussion title is Long Bright River by Liz Moore.

  27. Thursday Night Movie: Black Widow

    October 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

    Movie Night is held the 4th Thursday evening each month. Limited space, register to reserve your spot.  Black Widow ( PG-13 / 2021 / 135 minutes ) Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. 

  28. Friday Flicks: Dracula

    October 29, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Stop by the Library for a free movie for adults, ages 18+ only. This October, please join us for Classic Monster Movies!  Registration encouraged. Dracula (NR/1931/ 75minutes) Bela Lugosi sinks his fangs into the role that made him a star. Director Tod Browning's Gothic rendition of Bram Stoker's tale follows the bloodsucking count to England as he seeks a new bride and ensnares innocent victims in his diabolical schemes. 

Local Storm Water Events

  1. Walnut Creek Quarterly WMA Zoom Meeting

    October 18, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    If interested please email city staff at Stormwater@urbandale.org for more information.

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Official Meetings

  1. Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

    October 20, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

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  2. Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District Meeting

    October 28, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ City Hall

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Official Meetings (Council Portal)

  1. City Council - October 19, 2021

    October 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

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Planning & Zoning Commission

  1. Planning & Zoning Commission

    October 25, 2021, 5:30 PM @ City Hall

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