Nov
26
Mon
Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)
Session 1: Begins November 26 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 14 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.

Nov
27
Tue
Postpartum Play Group @ Clive Public Library
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am

Ages newborn to 3 and parent(s)

Tuesdays, November 27 through December 18
Tuesdays, January 15 through March 12

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

This is a parenting play group for little ones newborn to three years old, along with older siblings. Come gather to celebrate milestones and accomplishments, share concerns, ask questions, and support one another in a casual, fun, non-judgmental environment. Little ones are given a safe place to interact with each other, books, and discovery toys. Special guests to be announced. Led by local childbirth and postpartum educator, Amy Brooks-Murphy.

Drop-in program

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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.

Nov
29
Thu
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 29 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 29 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 29 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 29 @ 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. Please register each person attending to ensure that we have plenty of supplies available. Go online, call, or stop in the library to register.

Description Dates/Times/Notes

Family Build: Builders of all ages are welcome as we turn our library community room into a world of its own! Various centers will be set up for different age groups so everyone in the family can create to their heart’s content. November 8 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Drop-in program.

Exploration Stations: Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to be little library explorers! This program invites you and your child to experience different stations that promote the five practices of early literacy: Read, Talk, Sing, Write, and Play! Activities include reading tents, felt boards, crafts, singing with rhymes, sensory bins, dramatic play, and writing activities. Siblings six and older are welcome to explore the library. November 15 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Drop-in program.

Bilingual Story time and Art Project: Join Senorita Amanda for Spanish stories, music, movement, and a creative project inspired by Mexican folk art. An authentic sweet treat will be served as well. November 29 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Absolute Science: Join us for an evening of laugh out loud science entertainment! Come see science in action and enjoy demonstrations like musical metal pipes, winter sticky explosions, and more. December 6 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Family Bedtime Stories: End the day as a family with books and bedtime fun! Join us for this 30-minute program in your pajamas and slippers with your favorite sleepy time friend or blanket. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore. December 13 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Story Time Room No registration required.

Zoo Show ’n Tell: Join the Blank Park Zoo for a little hands-on learning about some of their animals. Everyone in your family will get a chance to meet different animals and learn about their important role in the circle of life. December 20 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Family Bingo Night: Great fun for the whole family. We will have themed bingo cards for the younger children and traditional bingo cards for everyone else. Play to win, ‘cause everyone wins! Popcorn will be provided. December 27 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Romp ‘n Read: Too cold to play outside? Come to the library the early weeks of January for a warm, safe place to let your kids play and learn together. This program features a variety of indoor movement activities and a book nook in our community room that you and your child can explore together. Adults need to accompany their children at all times. Recommended for ages 5 and younger. Siblings 6 and older are welcome to do an art project in the teen room. January 3, January 10* 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Japanese Culture Night: Bring the whole family for an exciting night that celebrates Japanese culture and traditions. Take off your shoes before sitting down for storytime and music followed by exploration stations that involve all the senses such as a taste testing (includes tasting Japanese candy), craft inspired by Japanese art, language, and more! January 17 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family S“team” Night: While working as a team, families will have a blast utilizing their investigative science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills while exploring various hands-on stations. A “WEE” STEAM corner will be provided for the littles. Brain food for all ages! January 24 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family Sing-Along: Explore music together in a relaxed and playful setting. This is a 30-minute educationally-based program taught by local instructor and guitarist, Denise Forney. Classes include exposure to a variety of early music concepts, singing, finger plays, dancing, fun props, instrument play, and tips to take home. January 31 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Art Night Out: Bring the whole family to enjoy a relaxing evening of making masterpieces of your own. Led by an expert art educator from the Des Moines Art Center. February 7 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Library Community Room Space limited. Registration required.

Storytime Yoga: Storytime Yoga is a full body experience building early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! Featuring puppets, stories, songs, yoga poses and silly breathing exercises for beginner yogis of all ages. A mandala activity will follow along with herbal tea and juice station. Feel free to bring your own mat, but they are not required. February 14 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Daniel Tiger Neighborhood Party: Won’t you be, our guest? Join Daniel Tiger and Library staff for an evening of celebrating what it means to be a good neighbor and friend. Stories, music, activities, and healthy snacks. Daniel Tiger will make an appearance for high fives, hugs and photos. February 21 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family Build: Builders of all ages are welcome as we turn our library community room into a world of its own! Various centers will be set up for different age groups so all in the family can create to their heart’s content. February 28 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Nov
30
Fri
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 30 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 30 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Nov 30 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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.

Dec
3
Mon
Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)
Session 1: Begins November 26 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 14 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.

Dec
4
Tue
Postpartum Play Group @ Clive Public Library
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am

Ages newborn to 3 and parent(s)

Tuesdays, November 27 through December 18
Tuesdays, January 15 through March 12

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

This is a parenting play group for little ones newborn to three years old, along with older siblings. Come gather to celebrate milestones and accomplishments, share concerns, ask questions, and support one another in a casual, fun, non-judgmental environment. Little ones are given a safe place to interact with each other, books, and discovery toys. Special guests to be announced. Led by local childbirth and postpartum educator, Amy Brooks-Murphy.

Drop-in program

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Dec 4 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Dec 4 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Dec 4 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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.

Celebrate National Cookie Day! @ Clive Public Library
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm

Ages 10 and older
Teen Room
Tuesday, December 4 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (while cookies last)

C is for cookie and Clive! Celebrate National Cookie Day at the Clive Public Library by stopping in to frost and decorate a sugar cookie. Create an edible masterpiece to take home if you can wait that long to taste it!

Dec
6
Thu
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Dec 6 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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
Dec 6 @ 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.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 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.