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September 2019

Anime Marsh

If you love Anime, Manga, and Japanese Culture, this club is for you! Miss Diane C is our amazing Hostess with a knack for Origami and other fine Artsy Crafts. Rachel S is our Club Coordinator and Official Club photographer. Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6:30 at the Marshalltown Public Library, meeting room side B.  Meetings include but are not limited to…anime screenings, art projects, games and snacks! Anime Marsh is sponsored in part…

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Conversation Circles – Grupos de Conversación

Are you interested in practicing your English? Do you want to meet new people from diverse backgrounds in the Marshalltown community? The Marshalltown Public Library is looking for individuals who are interested in both helping others in speaking English comfortably and individuals who would like a friendly environment to practice their English speaking skills. Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Cafe. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please call Catherine at 641-754-5738 ext. 6. -- Está…

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Pokemon League

Pokemon League is for fans of the trading card game. Players bring their own cards and “battle” in an informal league setting, facilitated by volunteers. Volunteers may help players learn to play, as time permits. Players do not lose cards if they lose the battle and may earn new cards and badges through participation. Kids must be at least 8 years old to be at the library without being accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call the library at 641-754-5738, ext.…

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Kids Crochet Club

Crochet Club is for kids ages 10 and up to learn the basics of crochet and build skills in a casual, friendly environment. Hook and yarn provided, or bring your own if you’d like. Learn how to make chains, stitches, rows, “in the round”, etc. — working toward a project you can take home after a few weeks! Registering for the Intro registers you for the club (no need to register each month). Each session will consist of an introductory class and then…

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October 2019

Toddlers & 2s

This informal playtime for babies and toddlers invites families to practice sharing, enjoy a song and “just right” story, and play with developmental appropriate toys in the blue activity room. The room is open between 9:45-10:30 and our opening song starts at 10 a.m. Please register for this free program at the youth desk at 641-754-5738, ext. 3 or email Joa at mtownlibrary@yahoo.com with your child(ren)’s name & age. This program is free, and geared for little ones 0-30 months,…

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Small Talk

Small Talk is an award-winning series of free classes for parents of babies ages birth to 30 months, in which you’ll learn simple strategies to talk, read, and sing more with your baby. This research-based program by LENA Start has great short-term and long-term benefits. Parents or a primary caregiver attends the classes in the Cafe, while library staff and trained volunteers provide childcare (if needed). Each family receives snacks and a free book at each class session, with a graduation ceremony…

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Play Day

This “come and go” program offers the chance for kids (with a caregiver) to play with giant blocks, Legos, dollhouse, kitchen set, and more in the blue activity room. Free, no pre-registration needed. Daycare/preschools groups are asked to pre-register to bring groups of 8 or more children.

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Storytime

Storytime is held on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and features songs, stories, and fingerplays on a theme. Children of all ages are welcome, with a caregiver. Daycare/preschools groups are asked to pre-register to bring groups of 8 or more children.

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Celebrate Trees with Trees Forever

This free hands-on program for school aged kids will feature games & activities to celebrate trees and their many roles in our lives. Presented by Trees Forever members Doni Sheldon & Janey Swartz.

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Conversation Circles – Grupos de Conversación

Are you interested in practicing your English? Do you want to meet new people from diverse backgrounds in the Marshalltown community? The Marshalltown Public Library is looking for individuals who are interested in both helping others in speaking English comfortably and individuals who would like a friendly environment to practice their English speaking skills. Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Cafe. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please call Catherine at 641-754-5738 ext. 6. -- Está…

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