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November 2019

Adventures in Iowa’s Culinary History at the Ida Grove Library

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Savor Iowa’s Culinary History in Ida Grove on November 14! What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food? Everyone has an Iowa food story, and Lake City, Iowa, author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby will bring these stories to life on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Ida Grove Public Library in Ida Grove for a free Adventures in Iowa’s Culinary History program and book signing starting at 6:00 p.m. During her interactive program, Maulsby serves up fascinating tidbits and…

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December 2019

After School Adventures @ Your Library

December 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Looking for something to do when school lets out early? Join after school adventures @ your library to be entertained and educated! Today we'll be sharing a special holiday movie and snacks. We hope you can join us!

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There Might Be No Christmas

December 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A mini-mystery @ the library. We need your help to figure out who stole Santa's magic bag of gifts! Without your help finding that bag, Christmas may be cancelled. Sign up is required to reserve a time slot, each group must have 8 or 16 players.

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Library Mini-Golf

December 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Read Hard. Play Hard. Stop in for a one of a kind mini-golf experience @ your library! Our six hole mini-golf course may not challenge your golf skills, but it sure will be a lot of fun and you may find some new reading adventures along the way. No registration is required, just stop in between 1pm and 3pm to participate. All supplies provided, no need to bring your own clubs.

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Holiday Stuffed Animal Sleepover

December 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A special holiday edition of our stuffed animal sleepover! Bring your stuffed animals to spend the night at the library! To participate: drop off your stuffed friends by 6pm on December 30th; we will keep them entertained all evening with plenty of New Year's shenanigans. On Tuesday morning, stop by the library to pick up your stuffed animal and join us for a family movie, juice and snacks. The movie will start at 11:30am. You will also receive a photo…

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Stuffed Animal Pick-Up and Movie

December 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Pick up your stuffed animal and stay for a family holiday movie, snacks and juice!

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March 2020

Canceled — Iowa’s Misbehaving Women

March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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It’s been said that well-behaved women seldom make history. Author Cheryl Mullenbach has uncovered the stories of Iowa’s intriguing women and invites you to meet these heroic, amusing, imaginative, nervy individuals. Learn about Iowa’s female riverboat captain, livery manager/cigar seller, and Cedar Rapids’ “girl in the trenches.” And, of course, there’s Iowa City’s “first woman executive,” who boasted, “I am 52 years old, don’t care who knows it; and I’m going to clean up this town and then run it…

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June 2021

Iowa PBS STEAM Trailer

June 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ida Grove City Park, Washington Avenue
Ida Grove, IA 51445 United States
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Stop by the city park for a FREE, fun, family event with the Iowa PBS STEAM trailer.  All ages are invited to join us for exploration and play as we host the STEAM Trailer filled with activities centered around science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The Iowa PBS STEAM trailer will be located in the city park from 12 pm -4 pm on Saturday, June 26th.  

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August 2021

Author Cullen Vane

August 5, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Stop by the library for an evening with author Cullen Vane. Vane will provide a short presentation on his writings and experience as a missionary in Haiti, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be available for sale after the presentation.  

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January 2022

Movie Day @ the Library

January 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Drop in for a movie and snack! Movies starts at 1pm! Note: All movies shown are rated PG or G. Please call 364-2306 to see what we are showing.

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February 2022

Preschool Story Time

February 3, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Wunschel is held on the first Thursday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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After School Adventures

February 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Come out and see Laura from the ISU Extension Office, Ida County! Laura always has fun programs to share with us.

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Preschool Story Time

February 21, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Bogue is held on the third Monday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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March 2022

Storytime STEM

March 2, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Join us at the library for Storytime STEM, a new program in which we'll share a story and learn STEM concepts through play.

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Preschool Story Time

March 3, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Wunschel is held on the first Thursday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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Spark Joy! Virtual 48 Hour Access Sponsored by the Ida Grove Public Library

March 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - March 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Virtual Access to the Spark Joy! program will begin at 5pm on March 10th and run through 5pm on March 12th. To find out more and register for access, please visit: Spark Joy! Program :: Ida Grove Public Library  

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Spark Joy! Program

March 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Get ready to Spark Joy! with Shannon Huneycutt, a certified Gold level KonMari® Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo, and founder of Spark Joy! Charlotte. She will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy® virtual program. Ida Grove Public Library is excited to share Shannon's inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy®. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all…

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Movie Day @ the Library

March 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Drop in for a movie and snack! Movies starts at 1pm! Note: All movies shown are rated PG or G. Please call 364-2306 to see what we are showing.

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Preschool Story Time

March 21, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Bogue is held on the third Monday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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Movie Day @ the Library

March 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Drop in for a movie and snack! Movies starts at 1pm! Note: All movies shown are rated PG or G. Please call 364-2306 to see what we are showing.

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April 2022

After School Adventures

April 6, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Danielle from the Ida County Conservation Center will be here today! Mark your calendars because Danielle has neat nature themed programs and activities to share.

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Preschool Story Time

April 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Wunschel is held on the first Thursday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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Preschool Story Time

April 18, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Bogue is held on the third Monday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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Movie Day @ the Library

April 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Drop in for a movie and snack! Movies starts at 1pm! Note: All movies shown are rated PG or G. Please call 364-2306 to see what we are showing.

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May 2022

Preschool Story Time

May 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Wunschel is held on the first Thursday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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After School Adventures

May 11, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Come out and see Laura from the ISU Extension Office, Ida County! Laura always has fun programs to share with us.

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Preschool Story Time

May 16, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Storytime with Mrs. Bogue is held on the third Monday of each month and starts at 10:30am. Storytime introduces early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, rhymes, and other literacy activities.

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June 2022

Darrin Crow – Talespinner

June 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Stop in to hear some tall tales and great campfire stories with storyteller and tale-spinner Darrin Crow. We'll also be making a personalized name tag necklace that can be used throughout the summer to collect reading tags and attendance incentives.

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Giggle Quest with Jay & Leslie

June 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Join us on the hunt for summer silliness with Jay and Leslie in Giggle Quest. You will treasure the circus skills, wacky tales, and humorous nature of this fun family show

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Reading Safari Magic Show

June 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Everyone loves magic, right? Join us for a special Reading Safari Magic Show with Magician Jeff Quinn. Reading Safari is a 40-45 minute show featuring animal-themed tricks; lots of audience participation, clean humor and lots of fun. No live animals are used during the show, but it's still a WILD time for everyone!

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Stuffed Animal Storytime & Sleepover

June 23, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Plan to participate in this year's Heritage Days program at the library! Mrs. Bogue will provide a special summer Storytime on Thursday, June 23rd at 10:30 to kick off our stuffed animal sleepover. Attend story time with your furry (stuffed) friends, then check them into the library for their overnight stay with Angie, Lisa and Jane. We have plenty of fun adventures in store! Make sure to stop back Friday morning for snacks and a movie in the library. We…

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Iowa PBS STEM Trailer

June 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Join us for a special Heritage Days program in partnership with the Ida Grove Rec Center! From 1-4pm, we will have the Iowa PBS STEM Trailer set up on the grassy area between the library and rec center! Be sure to stop out and see what neat activities are available.

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Camp Iwannareedabuk

June 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Puppets, Magic, Stories...what else can a good camper ask for? Join us to see another brand new performer, Brent Allen, with his special Camp Iwannareedabuk. This is sure to be an afternoon of hilarious puppets, stories and general silliness. Not a bad way to spend some time in your library!

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July 2022

Movie Day @ Camp

July 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Stop on by for a movie and camp snacks! Our movie will be camp themed and appropriate for most ages, generally rated G or PG. We do ask that parents or a responsible caregiver attend with younger children. Movie will be approximately 90 minutes in length.

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Fantastic Foam & Summer Picnic

July 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Our final program of Summer 2022! Come out and celebrate all of your hard work this summer with Absolute Science and their Fantastic Foam Show! This show will make your hair stand up! You will experience items disappearing in clear liquids and see the power of a Van De Graaff generator, but no show is complete without foam, LOTS of foam with our fantastic foam experiment where the children are the stars! After the program, the library will provide picnic lunches for children and…

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September 2022

Tiny Tots

September 14, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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Tiny Tots

September 28, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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October 2022

After School Adventures

October 5, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A variety of programs for school age children on early out days. Held from 1:30pm - 2:15pm.

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Tiny Tots

October 12, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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Spooky Delights Ceramic Painting @ the Library

October 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Looking for something fun and different to do? Sign up for the library's ceramic painting night with D&L Ceramics. All painting supplies are free of charge, just pay for the ceramic that you'd like to paint. To find out more information, visit the library's website or call 364-2306.

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Movie Day @ the library

October 21, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Swing by for an afternoon movie and snack on no school days! Movies will be rated PG or G and are generally 90-120 minutes long.

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Tiny Tots

October 26, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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Movie Day @ the library

October 28, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Swing by for an afternoon movie and snack on no school days! Movies will be rated PG or G and are generally 90-120 minutes long.

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November 2022

After School Adventures

November 2, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A variety of programs for school age children on early out days. Held from 1:30pm - 2:15pm.

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Tiny Tots

November 9, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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After School Adventures

November 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A variety of programs for school age children on early out days. Held from 1:30pm - 2:15pm.

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Movie Day @ the library

November 23, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Swing by for an afternoon movie and snack on no school days! Movies will be rated PG or G and are generally 90-120 minutes long.

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December 2022

Tiny Tots

December 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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After School Adventures

December 7, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A variety of programs for school age children on early out days. Held from 1:30pm - 2:15pm.

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Tiny Tots

December 21, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ida Grove Public Library, 100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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A new twist on storytime! Join us at the library every-other Wednesday from 10:30-11:00am for stories, crafts and activities for preschool age children. Each week will be different.

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