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There's lots of fun to be had at the Kirkendall Public Library! 

Check the calendar for special teen programming for grades 6-12 all month long! Join us for MineCraft, Harry Potter Writer's Club, Teen Hatch, book clubs, special events and more. The Kirkendall Public Library is a great place to meet new friends, learn while having fun and of course read! Ask us about reading programs, going on now!

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3rd Annual Professional Roundtable 

Students 8th– 12th grades

Enjoy a relaxing evening learning about a variety of professions!

Where: The Kirkendall Public Library

(1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive, Ankeny)

Date: Sunday February 24th, 2019

When: 6– 8:00 pm

*drawing for $200

Professions for this year’s Roundtable include:

Crime Scene Investigator

Speech Language Pathologist

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

AWS Welder

Small Business Owner

Forensic Scientist

Acquisitions Editor

Lawyer

Doctor-Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Librarian

 

Teen Hatch

Spend some time exploring the Library Maker Space, "Hatch". Registration at the Children's Desk is required as space is limited. Check the calendar for Teen Hatch times.

    School Year Programs

    • Teen Book Club is the second Thursday of the month at 4 PM. The format changes from reading the same book with a discussion to sharing recently read books. Snacks are provided.

    • Harry Potter Writer's Club (4th grade & up) is scheduled the third Thursday of the month from 4-5 PM. The Club includes writing exercises, reading, trivia and more.
    • Teen Minecraft activities are scheduled most months with days and times varying. Please see the calendar for details.

      Pre-registration required. This can be done by stopping in to the library or calling (515) 965-6460, opt. 4.

    • Teen "Hatch" is a time for teens to utilize and learn about the library's makerspace the "Hatch." The rooms at the library set aside for technology called the "Hatch" contain a 3-d printer, a sewing machine, a green screen and more.

      Teens can pre-register a variety of times throughout the month to participate. This can be done by stopping in to the library or calling (515) 965-6460, opt. 4.

    • Teen after hours programming occurs at the library throughout the year. These programs occur on Friday nights after the library has closed, most often beginning at 5:30 PM. Activities might include movie night, Minecraft night, Choco-fest, Pizza taste test and more. Please see the calendar for details.

      Pre-registration required. This can be done by stopping in to the library or calling (515) 965-6460, opt. 4. See monthly youth calendar for dates and times.

    Teen Advisory Group-TAG

    Teens who are interested in being an active part of the library through volunteering, assisting in Juvenile and Young Adult book selection and planning Teen Programs, TAG will be the group for you!  Come to the Kid's Desk a the Library to pick up an application!  If you have any questions please call Sherry Schlundt at (515) 965-6456.