Special Announcement: The basement will not be open to the public Monday, October 4 so volunteers have time to straighten up after the $5-A-Bag Book Sale.
Here's What's Happening
October 2 | 9 am - 2 pm | Library Basement


It's back! The Friends of the Waterloo Public Library $5-a-Bag Book Sale brings you the best deal in town. If you love books, this sale is for you!

We supply the bags; you fill them up! Because we missed you, buy two bags @$5 and receive your third bag FREE!

The book sale is located in the basement of the Waterloo Public Library.

Proceeds benefit special events & programming at the Waterloo Public Library 
October 23 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Meeting Room AB

We invite you to learn about some of Iowa's Amish farmers in a presentation featuring the photographs and storytelling of professional photographer David Marvitz. Marvitz has taken time to get to know Amish farmers in Hazelton, Iowa, and they have permitted him to photograph them through each of the seasons up close and personal. This is one program you won't want to miss!
October 28 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Virtual

Join us for a monstrously good time at this spooktacular virtual puppet show featuring some of WPL's most lovable monsters singing some of their favorite hair-raising tunes. It's sure to be a "skele-ton" of fun!

Fill out this form tinyurl.com/MonsterPuppetShow to receive a link to view our Virtual Monster Puppet Show. Appropriate for children and their families.
Mike Finley brings his expertise and unique style back to the WPL for this FREE, 8-week retirement seminar!
No Registration Required!

Mondays | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Meeting Room AB

October 4: Living on a Fixed Income
How to make the most of your fixed income and insurance policies during your retirement years.

October 11: Social Security 101
How to make the most of Social Security and the many benefits that fall under that program.

October 18: The Ins & Outs of Medicare
How to make the most of Medicare benefits, starting at 65 and beyond.

October 25: Paying for Your House and Taxes During Retirement
How to handle real estate and reduce your taxes during your retirement years.

November 1: The Psychology of Retirement
Pulling it all together to include the psychological piece of retirement. Financial freedom to follow!

October 6 | RiverLoop Expo Plaza | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mayor Quentin Hart invites Waterloo residents and workforce to join him for the annual Walk Waterloo and Iowa Healthiest State Walk.

Food trucks, live music, and a host of vendors will also be on hand at the Expo Plaza to celebrate the annual walk and state initiative.

To register your walk/team and learn more click here.
Every Monday
10 am - 1 pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
10 am - 1 pm
Fill your bookshelves and help Friends make room on theirs! We're adding an additional day to shop Friends' basement inventory! Now shop every Monday and the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10 am - 1 pm!

Proceeds benefit special events and programming at the library.
Computer Basics
October 12th
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Conference Room

Registration Required. Click here to register.
Android 101
October 20th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Conference Room

Registration Required. Click here to register.
Flatfold Needlework Framing

October 22
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Hive Main Room

Registration Required. Click here to register.
Quilting Drop-in

October 27
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room AB

Registration Required. Click here to register.
Check out all upcoming Hive workshops here!
October 30 | 10 am - 12 pm

We're participating in this year's Downtown Waterloo Trick or Treat!
Visit the library anytime between 10 am and 12 pm to show off your costumes and receive a treat!
Through December 14 | 10:30 am | Tuesdays

View live, virtual storytimes from the comfort of home when you register for WPL's Virtual Storytime Club. Once registered, you'll receive an email with a link to view each week's live storytime and instructions to pick up the "take and make" craft that goes along with each reading.

This program is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers.