Calendar & Events

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

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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.

Recurring Event Writing Group

Writing Group

Writing Group: Monday Nights @ 6:00pm, starting in December Bring a pencil and some paper and join a community of writers. Use the time to work on a project or join in on the prompts and games provided. The group will meet from 6:00-7:00pm on Monday nights, starting in December.

Teen Tuesday: Hour of Code

Try your hand at coding by building your own games or playing with all of the fun features offered on the Hour of Code website! Designed for teens in grades 6-12.

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 Homeschool Hangout

Homeschool Hangout

Homeschooling families are encouraged to join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30am in the library meeting room.   Learn about library resources, enjoy a program to match with curriculum, or have a designated time set aside for work, checkout, or research.  Activities will vary each month with suggestions taken from the group.

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!