Calendar & Events

Discover all the events the Clear Lake Public Library offers for the community and its members.

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Thankful for Books Fall Reading Program

Are you Thankful for Books? Show your love by completing this fall reading program during the month of November. Stop by the desk in the library to pick up your reading log, keep track as you work toward the challenge, and then bring it back to the library completed to earn a prize! No registration [...]

Recurring Event Little Learners Story Time

Little Learners Story Time

Clear Lake Public Library 200 N 4th Street, Clear Lake, IA

Little Learners up to age 5 and their families are invited to join us at the library for story time each Wednesday at 10:30a.m.! Story time consists of stories, body movement activities, songs, and rhymes, helping children grow the skills they need to become lifelong readers. Feel free to stay after and play [with special [...]

Recurring Event NaNoWriMo Writing Hour

NaNoWriMo Writing Hour

Join us at the library for a NaNoWriMo event designed for teens. Every Wednesday throughout the month of November, we will participate in challenges and writing activities as we work toward completing novels together. NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is celebrated every year in November and provides an opportunity for writers to join a [...]

Across Iowa: An Environmental Journey Through Time

Kevin Mason, associate professor of history at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa, will present about his 2021 walk from the Keokuk area to Spirit Lake while following the 1835 1st United States Dragoons. Come along to better understand how Iowa changed from first American military exploration to the present day, while also learning about [...]

Recurring Event Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring

Clear Lake Public Library 200 N 4th Street, Clear Lake, IA

Join us for an hour-long adult coloring session at 1:00pm at the library! All supplies are provided.  

Recurring Event Growing Readers Baby Time

Growing Readers Baby Time

Clear Lake Public Library 200 N 4th Street, Clear Lake, IA

Join our Youth Services Librarian each Friday at 10:30a.m. for a one-on-one program with bouncing rhymes, books, bubbles, music, and group play just for our youngest patrons.  This program is designed for ages birth to 24 months with a parent or caregiver.   Feel free to stay after to make new friends!

Wrap and Yap

Do you have a stack of unwrapped presents cluttering up your home?  Take the stress out of wrapping gifts by doing it in the company of others!  The Library will provide supplies (paper, scissors, tape, ribbon), some music, and lots of table space.  All you need to bring is a few [small, manageable] presents to [...]

Christmas by the Lake Story Time

In celebration of Christmas by the Lake, the Clear Lake Public Library Children’s Department is hosting two sessions of the same story time at the library on Saturday, Dec. 4, designed for children ages 3 to 6.  The story time will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m.  Children must be accompanied [...]

Christmas by the Lake Story Time

In celebration of Christmas by the Lake, the Clear Lake Public Library Children’s Department is hosting two sessions of the same story time at the library on Saturday, Dec. 4, designed for children ages 3 to 6.  The story time will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m.  Children must be accompanied [...]

Recurring Event Chess Club

Chess Club

1st - 5th Grade Chess Club will be held on the 1st Monday of the month from October-December and February - May.  The program runs from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. and is open to beginners and advanced players alike. Registration is limited!  Stop by the children’s department to fill out the registration form.