Library Closings

The library will be closed November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.  

The library will close at 5 pm Wednesday, November 23, and remain closed on November 24 & 25. Happy Thanksgiving!

What's Happening at Your Library

November 5 | 10:30 am-11:30 am | Meeting Room AB

Come celebrate Marcus Pfister's bestselling children's book The Rainbow Fish with crafts, snacks, and games. You'll even have the chance to get your picture taken with the Rainbow Fish himself!

Age group: Preschool

Recurring Events

November 6

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 Space.

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.

November 15

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.

November 4

10:00 am - 12:00 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 provided free of charge.

This month's movie is "The 355" (2022).

Sponsored by Friends of the Waterloo Public Library.

November 8

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: The Croods: A New Age

Age group: Youth, Families

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

Every Third Sunday

November 20

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 required.

Virtual Writing Club

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

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

November 28

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!

November 22

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

November 14

6:00 pm | Virtual

We will be discussing Unlikely Animals, by Annie Hartnett.

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

November 16

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 Impossible, by Nancy Werlin.

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

November 3 | Decorative Wreath REGISTRATION FULL

6 pm - 7 pm | The Hive Main Room

November 14 | Knitting & Crocheting Drop-in

6 pm - 8 pm | The Hive Main Room

November 30 | Quilting Drop-In

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | The Hive Main Room

Windows 10/11 Basics

November 16 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Conference Room

Got Windows questions? Bring them to this Q&A-style class to get the answers you need. Participants will also receive an introduction to Window's newest operating system, Windows 11. Registration Required

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