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K-5 Maker Crew (Drop In)

10:00am - 11:30am
Crafts
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: School-Age
Program Type: Crafts
Event Details:
Get creative and make something fun! Enjoy crafts and STEM activities. Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Book Discussion

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Club, Program, Virtual
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Club, Program, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Missing Books & Bagels when school’s not in session? So are we! Join us this summer for some breakfast pastries and a book club specifically for teens. This month we will be reading and discussing Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Amazing Bubble Workshop

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Special Events
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Event Details:
"Absolute Science" brings us this hands on experience with BUBBLES! Fun for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Game On

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Games, Program, Special Events
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games, Program, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Drop in to explore new board and card games each month, thanks to our friends at The Dealt Hand! Can’t make it during this time or want to play some of the games again? Games will be available to play after school in the Teen Space throughout the res...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Social Chess

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Games, Program
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Games, Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
The purpose of this program is to promote the magnificent game of chess in Ankeny by bringing players of all ages and skill levels together at the library for a relaxing and informal evening of chess. Bring your own board or use one of ours.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Introduction to 3D Printing

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Crafts, Program, Technology Classes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Makerspace: Full Room
Age Group: All Ages, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Program, Technology Classes
Event Details:
Join us in the library's maker space to learn the basics of 3D printing! We will show you the equipment and software used in 3D printing, how to find 3D printing projects online and we'll show you how it all comes together. We will also have 3D pens ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Talks: Alka Joshi (VIRTUAL)

8:00pm - 9:00pm
Program, Special Events, Virtual
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Program, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for an enchanting evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her captivating and bestselling novels, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.  Alka Joshi w...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tapping 101

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program, Special Events
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Program, Special Events
Event Details:
Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a powerful stress relief technique. The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingerti...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Babies & Books

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Songs, books, and rhymes for babies! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Social Cribbage

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Games, Program
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Games, Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Bring your favorite cribbage board or use one of ours. Come for the fun! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting, Program
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Meeting, Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Bring your ideas and questions and come discuss ways you can be involved with the library. Snacks will be provided! Not a member? Download an application and send the completed form to ABellis@ankenyiowa.gov.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Film Club

6:00pm - 8:30pm
Movies, Program
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies, Program
Event Details:
This month's selection: Cyrano (2021) Join fellow cinephiles at the library to watch films on our big screen and then discuss it. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Afternoon Book Discussion

1:00am - 2:00pm
Book Club, Program
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Program
Event Details:
This month's selection: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick. Books available at the circulation desk beginning June 14. ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age" group.

Story Time in the Park (Deer Creek Park)

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany in various Ankeny parks for story time fun! Deer Creek Park 2204 NE 16th St ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Tuesdays

10:00am - 4:00pm
Crafts, Games, Program, Special Events
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Games, Program, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Drop in every week to hang out in our teen room while enjoying some fun games and activities. You never know what you’re going to get, so make sure to swing by every Tuesday! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Social Pitch Card Game

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Games, Program
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Games, Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Looking for a place to meet friends for a friendly game of Pitch? The Kirkendall Library is calling all players to come for an afternoon of cards and conversation. ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age" group.

Sing & Shake

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Program
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Singing, dancing, and bubbles! Fun for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age" group.

Sing & Shake

10:00am - 10:30am
Program
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Singing, dancing, and bubbles at the Ankeny Bandshell! ...
This event is in the "School-Age" group.

K-5 Book Bites

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Program
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: School-Age
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Ms. Brittany & Ms. Kelly will read aloud several great picture books and share snippets of chapter books as well! Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Discussion

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Book Club, Program
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room BC
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Program
Event Details:
This month's selection: A Flicker in the Dark, by Stacy Willingham. Books available at the circulation desk beginning June 8. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sweet, STEAM-y Summer (Gummy Bear Theater)

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program, Special Events
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Makerspace: Full Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
It’s a sweet and STEAM-y summer at the library, and we’ll be exploring different STEAM activities with sugary treats. The best part is that you’ll get to eat the supplies at the end! Registration highly recommended due to space limitations; please re...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writing Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program, Writing Group
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program, Writing Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Calling all budding authors! Connect with other writers to share your stories, swap ideas, and explore fun writing prompts. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Talks: David Allen (VIRTUAL)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Program, Special Events, Workshop
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Program, Special Events, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us as we sit down in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. David’s thirty-five years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Disney Escape Room

11:00am - 12:00pm
Games, Program, Special Events
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games, Program, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
You just woke up to discover that you’re trapped inside a mash-up of Disney movies! The only way out is through the Breakout Box, but you have to escape quickly before you’re stuck forever. Can you make it out? Registration required; please register ...