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Spanish Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bilingual, Special Events, Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Bilingual, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Blanca for stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish! ...
This event is in the "Teen (Gr. 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Dungeons & Dragons

3:30pm - 7:00pm
Games
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teen (Gr. 6-12), Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Games,
Event Details:
All players ages 16 and up are welcome! No materials, experience, or admission necessary! For important information for your first session, please email DnDAnkeny@Gmail.com or join our Discord at the following URL: https://discord.gg/9JmtFv8DsG ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Babies & Books

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type:
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly or Ms. Brittany for books, rhymes, songs, and bubbles, for babies ages 0-18 months. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Story Time

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: , Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for books, fingerplays, rhymes, songs, dancing, bubbles and early-literacy FUN! Geared towards ages 2-5. Story times are offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Teen (Gr. 6-12)" group.

Blind Taste Test: Oreo Edition

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Special Events
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Teen Program Room
Age Group: Teen (Gr. 6-12)
Program Type: , Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Oreo is notorious for releasing all kinds of wild flavors. Join us for a blind taste test of a variety of Oreo cookies, see if you can guess what they are, and then rank your favorites! ...

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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 "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Story Time

9:15am - 9:45am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: , Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for books, fingerplays, rhymes, songs, dancing, bubbles and early-literacy FUN! Geared towards ages 2-5. Story times are offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: , Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for books, fingerplays, rhymes, songs, dancing, bubbles and early-literacy FUN! Geared towards ages 2-5. Story times are offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Story Time

10:45am - 11:15am
Storytimes
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: , Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for books, fingerplays, rhymes, songs, dancing, bubbles and early-literacy FUN! Geared towards ages 2-5. Story times are offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Gr. 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: All Ages, Teen (Gr. 6-12), Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: , Virtual
Event Details:
Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with creator of the webcomic xkcd Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions....
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Sing & Shake

9:15am - 9:45am
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type:
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for singing, dancing, bubbles and FUN! Sing & Shake is offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Sing & Shake

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type:
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for singing, dancing, bubbles and FUN! Sing & Shake is offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Sing & Shake

10:45am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type:
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for singing, dancing, bubbles and FUN! Sing & Shake is offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Social Canasta

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:
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 (Gr. 4-7)" group.

Tween Time: DIY Snow

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Craft, Games
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Makerspace: Full Room
Age Group: Tween (Gr. 4-7)
Program Type: Craft, Games,
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Mix up some homemade snow to play with. No boots or snow pants required!  ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Sing & Shake

9:15am - 9:45am
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type:
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for singing, dancing, bubbles and FUN! Sing & Shake is offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Chair Yoga

9:30am - 10:30am
Special Events
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: , Special Events
Event Details:
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses and stretches so they can be done while seated in a chair or standing next to one. Participants may remain seated throughout the class or, if safe to do so, practice certain poses whil...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Sing & Shake

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type:
Event Details:
Join Ms. Kelly & Ms. Brittany for singing, dancing, bubbles and FUN! Sing & Shake is offered on a variety of days and times. ...
This event is in the "School-Age (Gr. K-5)" group.

K-5 Book Bites

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: School-Age (Gr. K-5)
Program Type:
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 "Teen (Gr. 6-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

English Conversation Circle

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bilingual
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Conference Room A
Age Group: Teen (Gr. 6-12), Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Bilingual,
Event Details:
A Conversation Circle is a monthly gathering of adults who practice everyday conversational English and get to know the public library. Meet once a month for 2 hours.  Why join? --Improve your English conversation and pronunciation. --...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Gr. 6-12)" 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, Teen (Gr. 6-12), 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 "Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)" group.

Pajama Story Time (from your home)

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytimes, Virtual
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Grab your coziest PJs and a favorite stuffed animal, and join Youth Services Librarian, Ms. Kelly or Ms. Brittany, for Story Time (from your own home). End the day with stories, songs, and rhymes! This story time option will be offered on the fi...
This event is in the "Teen (Gr. 6-12)" group.

Books & Bagels (Ankeny High School)

7:45am - 8:15am
Book Discussion
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: Teen (Gr. 6-12)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Join us before school to eat bagels (or other breakfast pastries) and chat about what you're reading! ...

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 "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room BC
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Meeting,
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Event Details:
Support group meetings are a family caregiver's opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and care-giving from peers who have had similar experiences or have the same questions and concerns ...