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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 "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Social Bridge

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:
What is fun, stimulating, and a great way to meet new friends?  If you are new to the game or a little rusty after years without a fourth, this is the perfect place for you. Partners are not necessary. There is place at the table for you. ...
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.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off-Site
Age Group: All Ages, Tween & Teen (Gr. 4-12), Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Join us at Uptown Garage Brewing Company to experience the stress-reducing and creative self-discovery benefits of coloring.  Colored pencils and coloring sheets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if y...
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.

Retirement University: Social Security & Medicare

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Special Events, Workshop
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Special Events, Workshop
Event Details:
The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) will cover What is Social Security? Who is Eligible and at what age? What is a Defined Benefit Plan and who contributes? What are the different types of Annuities? Un...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

A-English Conversation Circle

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bilingual
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Conference Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Bilingual
Event Details:
This volunteer-led program offers English language learners the opportunity to practice their conversational English in a relaxed, fun way to: --Improve your ability to use English in conversation and pronunciation. --Practice saying words used f...
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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Retirement University: Retirement Planning & Taxes

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Special Events, Workshop
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Special Events, Workshop
Event Details:
The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) will cover Looking at Financial Personalities The High Cost of Debt and Dealing with it Things to consider when planning for Retirement Why creating income streams is so impo...
This event is in the "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

Craft & Chat

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Makerspace (Full Room)
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 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.

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 "Adult (Ages 18+)" group.

A-English Conversation Circle

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bilingual
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Conference Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Bilingual
Event Details:
This volunteer-led program offers English language learners the opportunity to practice their conversational English in a relaxed, fun way to: --Improve your ability to use English in conversation and pronunciation. --Practice saying words used f...
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.
Library Branch: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adult (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Special Events, Workshop
Event Details:
The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) will cover Distribution of Estate, Wills and Trusts Specific Estate Planning Strategies The Purpose of Estate Planning What is Probate and why should you avoid it Wha...
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...