The library will be closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.
The library will be closed Friday, September 16, for staff training.
What's Happening at Your Library
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
beginning September 6
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 beginning in September, registered club members will submit writing pieces to Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org
where they will then be distributed to the group for discussion. This is not a genre-specific writing club, all genres are welcome!
10 am - 11:30 am
Meeting Room AB
A picture is worth a thousand words, but recorded memories are priceless. If writing a memoir is on your bucket list, now is the time to do it! Iowa author and freelance writer Jacquie McTaggart is coming to WPL to teach an everyone-is-capable memoir writing class, where she will walk participants through the process step by step. The class will meet on Tuesdays starting September 6, and will last six weeks.
September 17 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Meeting Room AB
Join Iowa author Rachel Mans McKenny for a reading and discussion of her book "The Butterfly Effect". Rachel's book was this year's selection for the Adult All Iowa Reads!
She will be selling her book at the end of the event for $15 and will accept card or cash.
September 20 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Meeting Room AB
Join us for a joy-sparking event! If you're familiar with organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo, this is the event for you. Participants will learn the philosophy behind the KonMari Method and discover what it means to live a life that Sparks Joy. In addition, there will be a folding demonstration using the famous KonMari vertical folding technique. Prior to the event, you will receive additional information via email. Registration is required.
This free 8-week seminar teaches the individual "how to retire" financially AND psychologically as they embrace the next stage of their life. Financial freedom to follow! No registration is required.
Wednesdays | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Meeting Room AB
Are you retirement ready?
How to create and manage an efficient retirement portfolio
The 4% Rule
How to live on your fixed income
Social Security 101
The Ins & Outs of Medicare
Managing your real estate during retirement
The psychology of retirement
September 24 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Meeting Room AB
Help us celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library at the WPL! We'll have a sign-up station to register the children who qualify, and additional activities that include a train ball pit, train-themed games, a train that children and their caregivers can ride together, crafts, and a door prize drawing.
Age group: Infant-4 years
September 22 | 5 pm - 7 pm
*Not a member? Memberships will be sold at the door! Yearly memberships are as little as $15. Seniors may purchase a membership for $10.
September 24 | 9 am - 2 pm
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!
Please note, the basement will be closed the Monday following this sale, so Friends have the opportunity to tidy up. All proceeds benefit library events and programming.
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. Sponsored by Friends of the Waterloo Public Library.
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?"
Starting September 1
10:30 am - 11 am | Storytime Corner
We are getting back to our regularly scheduled Storytimes!
Monday: Mother Goose Storytime (infant to two years)
Tuesday: Preschool Storytime (three-five years)
Wednesday: Preschool Storytime (three-five years)
Thursday: Terrific Twos Storytime (two year olds)
Saturday: Family Storytime (all ages)
Starting September 26
6:30 pm - 7 pm | Storytime corner
Can't make it to any daytime storytimes? Join us for a family storytime on the fourth Monday evening of the month through March 27!
After registering via email, 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 Hoopla.com.
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.