Library Closings

The library will be closed December 23rd - 26th.

The library will be closed January 1st & 2nd.

What's Happening at Your Library

December 10 | 3 pm - 4 pm | Meeting Room AB

Excited about the new Puss in Boots movie? Join us for a party! You'll make Puss in Boots crafts, get some snacks fit for the bravest of cats, and get your picture taken with Puss in Boots himself. There will be a prize drawing for a $20 gift card to Marcus Theatres!

Age group: 2nd & 3rd graders

Recurring Events

December 4

3 pm - 4 pm

Meeting Room AB

Lego Lab @ the Library is back! Children, fifth grade and younger, and their families are invited to see what they can build at this monthly event. We provide the theme and the Legos, your child provides the imagination.

This month's theme is Heroes & Heroines.

All creations will be on display for one month in the library. Legos will be provided by the library, so please do not bring your own.

December 6th & 20th

6 pm - 7 pm

Conference Room

Join us for another Choose Your Own Adventure Read-Aloud Book Club! Starting October 4, the book club will meet twice a month to hear a story read aloud, where the group will choose which path to take along the way.

Sign up is easy:

To join in on the fun, register with the following link:


After registration, we’ll send participants more details regarding the club.

December 2

10 am - 12 pm

Meeting Room AB

Join us on the first Friday of the month to catch a new release (or classic film) on the big screen. Popcorn and soda are provided free of charge.

This month's movie is "Cyrano" (2021).

Sponsored by Friends of the Waterloo Public Library.

December 13

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting Room AB

Enjoy a family-friendly evening with a movie, popcorn, and drinks! Every second Tuesday of the month.

This month's title is: Space Jam: A New Legacy

Age group: Youth, Families

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library.

Every Third Sunday

December 18

3 pm - 4 pm

Meeting Room AB

Come join us for these family-friendly events with STEM-themed stations where you'll be able to test the latest gadgetry and so much more!

No registration is required.

Virtual Writing Club

December 6th & 20th

5 pm - 7 pm

Virtual via Discord

Introducing WPL's very first writing club! If you're an aspiring writer who needs a safe and constructive place to receive feedback on your work, this is the perfect forum for you. Every first and third Tuesday of the month, registered club members will submit writing pieces to Seth at where they will then be distributed to the group for discussion. This is not a genre-specific writing club, all genres are welcome! 

Evening Family Storytime

December 17

6:30 pm - 7 pm

Storytime corner

Can't make it to any daytime storytimes? Join us for an evening family storytime every fourth Monday of the month through March 27!

December 27

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting Room AB

Board game enthusiasts wanted! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or new to the world of board games, stop by to play old classics or new favorites, or bring your own to show the group. We will also have our growing list of games for patrons to check out on hand! "Shall we play a game?"

Book Clubs

December 12

6 pm | Virtual

We will be discussing When They Call You a Terrorist, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele.

To participate, email Anderson at at least one day before the event. She will send you the virtual meeting details.

December 21

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or any type of Speculative Fiction? If so, join the Altered Reality Book Club at the WPL! This new book club will meet at local restaurants on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

We will be discussing The One, by John Marrs.⁠

To participate, please email Sarah at

Once registered, you'll receive more meeting details. A limited number of copies of each month's selected titles will be available for checkout. You may also download digital copies from

Hive Workshops

December 19 | Knitting & Crocheting Drop-in

6 pm - 8 pm | The Hive Main Room

Come relax and work on making something cozy with others who are interested in the fiber arts! There won't be any formal instruction or specific projects to work on, but a volunteer will be on hand to help with questions.

December 13 | Apple Device Help

5 pm - 6:30 pm | Conference Room

Questions about your Apple products? This class is an open time to ask any tech questions you might have about your iPhone or iPad. Join us for this Q&A-style class where you'll get the answers you need! Registration is required

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