Do the titles “The Little Red Caboose,” “The Shy Little Kitten,” or “The Monster at the End of this Book” give you warm fuzzy feelings? That could be because you grew up on Little Golden Book classics! Little Golden Books celebrates its 75th Anniversary this month. Come to the library to find titles both old and new!

Sept. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.

DSM Children’s Museum: Every Child is an Artist - Join the DSM Children’s Museum at the Grimes Public Library for their exhibit offering children a variety of ways to explore art and creativity. All ages.

Sept. 23, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Garden with the Masters – Join Master Gardner Mamta and get your garden ready for harvest season! Bring your questions and see what you still have time to plant!

Sept. 27, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Early Out Adventures: Amazing Nature Race - Early Out Adventures are for school-aged kids during early dismissals. This week, join us outside the library for a nature scavenger hunt!

Sept. 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Art though the Ages - Join us for our new teen art series where we will explore different art styles from all over the world and throughout history. Learn about and practice different art styles including henna, calligraphy, mosaic, and pop art. Call the library for September’s topic. Ages 14+. Please register.

Sept. 30, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Captain Underpants Day - All things underwear and super heroes! Stop in to celebrate this fun book series with crafts, activities, and snacks! Ages 7+.

Oct. 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Book Club - Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. This month’s book is the 2017 All Iowa Reads selection, Bottomland by Michelle Hoover.

Oct. 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Trees and Leaves - Why does a tree need leaves? Why do leaves change color? Why do leaves fall from the trees? Find out all the answers and make your own fall leaf art to take home! Ages 5+.

Oct. 7, 2017 from 9-11 a.m.

Tail Waggin’ Readers – Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Students in 1st through 5th grades may register for a 20-minute time slot to read to a therapy dog partner.

Oct. 7, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Taste of India: Adult Cooking Class - Join us in welcoming native Indian culinary artist, Harshita, as she demonstrates how to prepare and cook two decadent Indian dishes: Samosa, a savory stuffed pastry, and cilantro chutney, a delightful dip. This event will be held at the Grimes Community Complex kitchen. Please register.

Oct. 10, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Hook Nook: Crochet for Beginners - Get cozy at the library with hot chocolate and soft yarn. Step by step instructions by our Krafting guru, Kylie! All supplies provided.

Oct. 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Early Out Adventures Ramps and Pathways - Early Out Adventures are for school-aged kids during early dismissals. This week we will experiment with gravity, shape, and friction as we construct our own marble mazes!

Oct. 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Hour- Looking for volunteer hours? Teens are invited to help plan and prepare for upcoming library events while earning Silver Cord hours. Ages 12+.

Oct. 14, 2017 at 8 a.m.

Special Access Browsing - Grimes Public Library opens at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to offer an hour of quiet(er) browsing. Anyone with a special need, as well as parents and/or caregivers, is welcome to attend. The Library will open to the general public at 9 a.m.

Oct. 14, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Truck Day! - Big wheels! Loud horns! What’s not to love about trucks? Bring your family to explore working vehicles up close, and meet the drivers who protect, serve, and build our community! All ages welcome.

Oct. 16, 2017 from 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Ask-A-Lawyer - Register for a 15 minute time slot with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue worth pursuing. Offered the third Monday of each month.

Oct. 18, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.

Rocket Readers Book Club – Rocket Readers is a beginner’s book club for 3rd through 5th grade readers. Stop by the library to pick up Nightmares! by Jason Segel and come ready for fun and spooky activities!

Oct. 19, 2017 from 2-3:30 p.m.

BINGO - Win prizes playing free BINGO the third Thursday of each month!

Ongoing Events

Move and Groove: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Ages 2+ can join Kelly for some fun with stretching, dancing, singing and, of course, a lesson or story. No registration required.

Toddler Time: Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and a caregiver are invited to join us as we introduce literacy and a love of books through storytelling, rhymes, songs and crafts. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.

Evening Story Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Families are invited to listen to stories, participate in songs and rhymes, and make a craft. No registration required.

Friday Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.

Baby Lapsit: Fridays at 11 a.m.

A time for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers to play and grow through songs, short stories, nursery rhymes, and other developmental activities. No registration required.