Join us in the storytime room for a morning of music, movement, rhythm, instruments, and fun!
Every Tuesday in October
My First Storytime
(Ages 0-36 months and caregivers)
Join us for songs, rhymes, bounces, and a story.
Every Wednesday in October
(Ages 3-6 years old)
A topical themed story time consisting of books, music, movement, & crafts.
Every Thursday in October
50's Plus Senior Gathering + Author Visit
This all-inclusive seniors group will be meeting in the Adel Public Library Community Room for cards, coffee, and connection. Meet new people or spend time with old friends, the goal is to enjoy some social time!
Iowa author Mike Flynn will be joining us at this meeting!
Tuesday, October 3rd
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Elementary STEAM: Monster Fun
(Ages 2nd-5th grade)
Put your scientific skills to the test with monster themed challenges!
We want youth input for our programming! Students on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) develop leadership skills and meet monthly to help plan teen programs, sign up for volunteer opportunities, give input regarding the teen area of the library, and suggest teen books to be purchased by the library. Volunteer hours may be earned for these meetings.
Thursday, October 5th
Tail Wagging Readers
Visit and read to a furry friend from the A.R.L. Therapets program. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Thursday, October 5th @4:30 PM
(Ages 2nd-5th grade)
Battle your friends in the library! Feel free to bring your own nerf gun, six dart capacity limit. Darts and snacks provided. Limited supply of nerf guns, first come first serve.
Put your science skills to the test with monster themed challenges! This program is at the same time as our Move & Groove Storytime, so feel free to leave older kids while you take your little ones to storytime.
Tuesday, October 10th
Iowa History: Frank Lloyd Wright Meier House
Join us in the community room for coffee and tea and and 60 minutes of online learning! In partnership with the State Historical Society of Iowa, we will learn about the remarkable story of the Delbert and Grace Meier House, the third Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building in Iowa.
Thursday, October 12th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Teen: Fall Party
(Ages 6th-12th grade)
Join us in the community room for fall themed fun. Pumpkin painting contest, Bingo, treats, and more!
From terrifying treats to spinetingling main courses and bone-chilling beverages, this frighteningly fun collection of Halloween recipes offers cooking tips and techniques and nutritional information throughout. Original.
Evening Book Club
October 26th @6:00 PM -----------------------------------------------
The National Book Award-winning author chronicles the ordinary life of a woman named Marie, from her childhood to old age, as she experiences the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn, in this novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived.
The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring....
In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it's different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.
Reuniting 30 years after a tragic accident ended their show Mister Magic, the five surviving cast members, who hold the secret of their close circle, the mystery of the beloved magical host and what really happened on that deadly last day, soon wonder if they've been lured into a trap.