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This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Social Canasta

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Games
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Games
Event Details:
Canasta is a card game of the rummy family, invented in Uruguay in 1939 that quickly took the world by storm and became an American craze through the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  If you haven’t played in several years or missed out on the craze entire...
This event is in the "Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12)" group.

Writer's Café

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Writing
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12)
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Looking for a change of scenery and a space to connect with fellow writers? Join our Writer’s Café! Enjoy a snack, work on your current writing project (or grab a prompt to start something new), and talk with fellow writers to exchange ideas and advi...

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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 "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Virtual Author Talk: Xochitl Gonzalez

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual, Book Clubs
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Virtual, Book Clubs
Event Details:
We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.  Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Story Time

9:15am - 9:45am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles, and more, geared toward toddlers & pre-k. ...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles, and more, geared toward toddlers & pre-k. ...

Kids Lib Meeting

10:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Council Chambers
Event Details:
Monthly Kids Lib Meeting ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Library Board of Trustee Meeting

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Council Chambers
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:
Monthly meeting for the Library Board of Trustees. Everyone is welcome and all meetings are open to the public. ...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Write on Thursdays

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Workshop, Writing
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Workshop, Writing
Event Details:
Join us for our new writer's workshop! Come and share your own work, get advice from others and make connections with other local authors.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Social Chess

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Games
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Makerspace (Full Room)
Age Group: All Ages, Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12), Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Games
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 "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Evening Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book Clubs
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Good Neighbors by Sara Langan is the story of a young woman returning home from her shift at a local bar who is attacked in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building. Unfolding over the course of two hours, "Good Neighbors" i...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.
This event is in the "School-Age (Gr. K-5)" group.

Family Yoga Class

10:00am - 10:30am
Special Events
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5), School-Age (Gr. K-5)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Details:
Little OM Big OM will be here for a free yoga class! Grab your family and come give it a try. No yoga mat necessary. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.
This event is in the "School-Age (Gr. K-5)" group.

Silly Song Saturdays: Duke Otherwise

10:00am - 11:00am
Special Events
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC
Age Group: All Ages, Early Learners (Birth - Age 5), School-Age (Gr. K-5)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Details:
Come ready to dance and sing at these free concerts!  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Ankeny Authors Fair

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Events, Writing
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room ABC
Age Group: All Ages, Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12), Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Special Events, Writing
Event Details:
Ankeny Library Authors Fair has returned! In an open-house style event, we invite you to meet a variety of authors willing to talk about their writing, books, and what it is like to be an author. You will also be able to purchase books (and get them ...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Dungeons & Dragons

2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room BC
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Games
Event Details:
All adult players are welcome! Games start at 3:30pm. For help with character creation or any questions please arrive between 2:00pm and 3:30pm, walk-ins are also welcome during this time! Questions? Email DnDAnkeny@Gmail.com or join our...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Babies & Books

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Books, rhymes, scarves, songs, and bubbles for babies. ...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Social Cribbage

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Games
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Bring your favorite cribbage board or use one of ours. Come for the fun! ...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Sing & Shake

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Singing, shaking, dancing, and bubbles! Adult participation is required. ...
This event is in the "Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12)" group.

Inspirational Art Prints

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Craft
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Makerspace (Full Room)
Age Group: Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12)
Program Type: Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Create a colorful piece of inspirational artwork, then craft a frame. This program is open to tweens and teens in grades 4-12. Registration required. Please register for one session only. ...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Craft & Chat

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Craft
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Join fellow crafters to work on projects and get tips with other creative people. All crafts are welcome, including sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, paper crafts and so on. This program is in partnership with Central Iowa Fiber Arts (C.I.F...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Genealogy: Problem Solving Workshop

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Workshop, Genealogy
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Workshop, Genealogy
Event Details:
Are you struggling with a genealogy project?  We invite you to bring whatever is giving you a headache and our friends with the Ankeny Genealogy Society will work with you to try and help you solve the problem!  ...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Sing & Shake

9:15am - 9:45am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Singing, shaking, dancing, and bubbles! Adult participation is required. ...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Sing & Shake

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Singing, shaking, dancing, and bubbles! Adult participation is required. ...
This event is in the "Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)" group.

Sing & Shake

10:45am - 11:15am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Learners (Birth - Age 5)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Singing, shaking, dancing, and bubbles! Adult participation is required. ...