Calendar

Jun
26
Wed
Out of this World Wednesdays @ Clive Public Library
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm

Ages 5 and older (adults welcome to join)

Launch into many adventures during this summer’s Out of This World Wednesday Series. Explore your passions and learn while having a stellar good time!

June 12 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Hula Hoop Workshop: Spin into space with hula hoops! An instructor will teach basics of hula hooping along with tower building, obstacle courses, dance, and music. Each participant will get to choose and decorate their own hula hoop to take home. Library Community Room. Space limited. Registration required.

June 19 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Kids Pokémon Card Club: Invite friends and make new ones while trading cards. Bring cards you want to trade, and we will provide a Pokémoninspired activity and snacks. Library Community Room. Registration required.

June 26 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Japanese Mask Demonstration: Join fellow earthlings and raise global awareness with our special guests from the Japan America Society of Iowa. Explore a small collection of Japanese Traditional and Anime masks through story-telling and demonstration. Make your own out of this world paper mask to take home after the presentation! Library Community Room Registration required.

July 10 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

STEAM Stations: Build and discover while exploring our various STEAM STATIONS with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts. Options include: Snap Circuit kits, littleBits kits, robots, tech take-apart station and a space-inspired art corner. Library Community Room Registration required.

July 17 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Inflatable Art: Work with a professional local artist to design and create your very own inflatable art that will end up flying around the room while learning some really out of this world science facts! Library Community Room Space limited. Registration required.

July 31 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Space Explorers: Discover what it’s like to be an astronaut in this handson workshop with the Grout Museum! Participants will try their hand in multiple activities designed to sharpen critical thinking skills and encourage teamwork. Use a robotic arm to move objects like a rover, launch a rocket, build a space lander and more! Library Community Room Registration required.

Jun
27
Thu
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers age 3 and older (adults and siblings welcome to join)

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Preschoolers are invited to this 30-minute program of book-related fun. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore.

Drop-in program.

Thursday Night Fun @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm

Families with children of various ages will delight in making memories during\ our Thursday night programs! As a reminder, these programs are free and pre-registration is necessary as indicated below. For programs that require registration, please register each person attending to ensure that we have plenty of supplies available. Go online, call, or stop in the library to register. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 for Clive residents and Tuesday, May 7 for non-residents.

Description Dates/Times/Notes

Date with Dad: Father figures are invited to bring their children for a fun evening of stories, dancing, crafts, treats and games! Let’s celebrate Fatherhood! June 6 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Jumbo Game Night: This is a traditional family gaming activity with a giant twist! Jumbo game stations will be set up in our library community room along with complimentary popcorn and drinks. June 13 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Live Performance: Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, spirited performer, skilled guitarist, and captivating tap-dancer. Come see him perform with his distinct baritone as he sings hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will be delighted to hear. June 20 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Hot Dog Dinner Theater: Join the library staff for a fun summer evening of hot dogs, chips, drinks, and dessert followed by a special magic performance! June 27 Dinner begins 5:30 p.m. Show begins 6:00 p.m. Library Community Room Space limited. Registration required. (Please register only the members who will be eating dinner.)

Bubble Show: Absolute Science will mesmerize and entertain all ages while demonstrating the art and magic behind this timeless playtime tradition: Bubbles! July 11 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family Sing-Along: Explore the universal language of music together in a relaxed and playful setting. This is an educationallybased program taught by local instructor and guitarist, Denise Forney. This program will include exposure to a variety of early music concepts, singing, finger plays, dancing, fun props, instrument play, and tips to take home. July 18 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Cardboard Car Drive-in Movie: Fly on in with your original cardboard vehicle and enjoy a free showing of a cosmic family friendly movie (PG). Popcorn and drinks provided. Need a vehicle for the drive-in? We will have cardboard and other supplies ready for car making two hours before the movie begins. July 25 Building begins at 4:00 p.m. Movie begins at 6:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for building.

Hanson Family Jugglers: Come see Guinness World Record holder for speed juggling, Mark Hanson. You will hear inspiring stories and watch the entire family juggle balls and scarves, perform unicycle tricks, and so much more! August 1 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Special Events Building, Clive Aquatic Center (1801 NW 114th St., Clive) Registration required.

 

Jun
28
Fri
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers age 3 and older (adults and siblings welcome to join)

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Preschoolers are invited to this 30-minute program of book-related fun. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore.

Drop-in program.

Jul
1
Mon
Water Tales @ Clive Aquatic Center
Jul 1 @ 10:50 am

Ages 5 and younger (with an adult)
Clive Aquatic Center

Monday, July 1 10:50 – 11:25 a.m.
Tuesday, July 30 10:50 – 11:25 a.m

Get ready to make waves in the zero-depth pool with stories, songs, and dance splashes with library and aquatic center staff! Please note that adults must be in the water with their children at all times. If you would like to stay and enjoy the pool after the program you will be able to purchase a daily admission pass. Rain or shine unless thunder and lightning. Call our weather hotline (515) 830-1234.

Registration online or contact the library.

Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)
Begins June 3 and runs for seven weeks.

This is a bonding time for you and your infant that models beginning literacy skills with the use of board books, puppets, finger plays, nursery rhymes, singing, and tips to take home. An open play and social time follows. Feel free to come even if baby believes it’s naptime.

Drop-in program.

Jul
2
Tue
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers age 3 and older (adults and siblings welcome to join)

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Preschoolers are invited to this 30-minute program of book-related fun. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore.

Drop-in program.

Jul
5
Fri
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Stories in the Park @ Various Clive Parks
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am

All ages

Linnan Park (8500 Alice Avenue) Friday, May 31 10:00 a.m.

Campbell Park (12385 Woodlands Parkway) Friday, July 5 10:00 a.m.

Greenbelt Park, Porter Shelter (10490 Maddox Parkway) Friday, August 2 10:00 a.m.

Join the library and parks and recreation staff for story time adventures in your own backyard. We will be visiting neighborhood parks for a morning filled with stories, music, and recreational activities. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy a morning outdoors. The program will be different at each park, so please join us throughout the summer for fun in the sun! Rain or shine unless severe weather. Call our weather hotline at (515) 830-1234 or check our Facebook page for updates.

Drop-in program

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers age 3 and older (adults and siblings welcome to join)

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Preschoolers are invited to this 30-minute program of book-related fun. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore.

Drop-in program.

Jul
8
Mon
Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)
Begins June 3 and runs for seven weeks.

This is a bonding time for you and your infant that models beginning literacy skills with the use of board books, puppets, finger plays, nursery rhymes, singing, and tips to take home. An open play and social time follows. Feel free to come even if baby believes it’s naptime.

Drop-in program.

Jul
9
Tue
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.