NOVEMBER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Wednesday, November 25th at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, & 2:00 pm in the Meeting Rooms
Kids, parents, families – spend your day off watching movies at the library! (Sorry, no popcorn will be served for these movies)
- 10:00 am – When a wooly farm animal decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to him and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Rated PG/85 min.
- 12:00 pm – Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for a young girl, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, she is guided by her emotions. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside the young girl’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. Although her main and most important emotion tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Rated PG/94 min.
- 2:00 pm – An action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between a plus-sized inflatable robot and a young prodigy. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults the prodigy into the midst of danger, he turns to his robot and close friends. Determined to uncover the mystery, he transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG/102 min.
DECEMBER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Mondays (December 7, 14, 21, & 28) 4:00-5:30 pm
Kids age 8 to 12 years old are invited to test their Minecraft skills on the Youth Services computers & console games. No registration.
Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 pm in the ICN Classroom
Kids age 8 to 12 can learn how to make a LEGO robot move using motors and gears. This month we’ll start programming our LEGO Mindstorm robots. Call 278-3945 to register.
Friday, December 11th at 10:30 am
This 30 minute hands-on science program is designed for kids ages 3 to 6. Small sleuths, accompanied by their parents will explore building and construction. Kids will listen to a story, make a craft, and enjoy other activities. Please register each month by calling 278-3945.
Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit Story Times
Wednesday, December 16th & 17th at 9:30 am, & 10:15 am & again on Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 pm
Santa and Mrs. Claus will drop by the library before the Wednesday & Thursday story times & then again on Thursday night. Kids age 2-6 are invited to listen to stories, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and make a craft.
Friday, December 18th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids age 5 and up join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided. No registration.
Santa and Friends Story Time
Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 am in the ICN Classroom
Families with kids age 2-6 years are invited to join us for some Santa stories, activities, and a craft.
Special Family Story Times
Monday, Dec. 28th and Wednesday, Dec. 30th at 10:00 am
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories and activities about Arctic and Antarctic animals.
Animal Winter Survival
Tuesday, December 29th at 11:00 am
Lewis Major with Polk County Conservation will be here to entertain and educate kids age 5 and up about strategies animals use to survive when it’s cold outside.
Wednesday, December 30th at 6:30 pm
Families are invited to join us for a holiday classic about an 8-year old troublemaker who must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left alone by his family during Christmas vacation. We’ll enjoy a bit of nostalgia, some trivia, and popcorn!
Noon Years Eve Party
Thursday, December 31st at 11:00 am
Families are invited to drop in and make a craft, dance, and celebrate the arrival of 2016. We’ll count down to the New Year at 12 Noon!
DECEMBER TEEN PROGRAMS
Teen Book Club
Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm in Meeting Room A
Teens ages 13 and up are invited to join the teen book club. Book club meets once a month and participants receive a free copy of the book. This month’s book discussion title is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, December 15th at 5:30 pm
Calling all teens age 13 to 17, we need your input on the library’s books, video games, music and programs. Join other teens for pizza and conversation. Your opinion matters.
Saturday, December 19th through Tuesday, December 22nd
Hey high school students, do you need a place to study for finals? The teen area at the Urbandale Public Library will be a designated study area during the afternoons and evenings. There will be laptops available, games to relieve stress, and refreshments.