Educational Events

June 15 - July 14, 2019

Saturday, June 15

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

The Waterloo Urban Farmers Market is a family-friendly event hosted every Saturday in Downtown Waterloo (May - Octber). We have a uniqiue variety of vendors...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Weekly Wonders: International Women In Engineering Celebration

​Celebrate International Women in Engineering day at the Imaginarium. Learn about famous women engineers throughout history and how their contributions have...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

A Practical Backyard Tour

The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition & community partners are proud to present “A Practical Backyard Tour” of Cedar Falls & Waterloo, with a finale and prize...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions of the selected painting for the afternoon. Check our our website calendar for specific the specific painting. All painting...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Sunday, June 16

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Open Studio Painting Event

All age groups are welcome on Sunday to complete any of our paintings. A talented artist is available to andwer your questions and help you complete your...

Monday, June 17

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Introduction to Robotics Summer Camp

Campers will work in pairs to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated...

Dig Those Dinosaurs 4-H Day Camp

The Dinosaur Science Camp involves traveling back millions of years ago to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We explore fossils that were left...

Summer Camp: Spy School

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Learn the tricks of the trade at the Grout Museum's Spy School! Campers will learn about different types of codes, how...

Train with Pro Soccer Players @ Cedar Valley Soccer Club

UK English Premier League, English Football League, International Soccer Coaches & Pro Soccer Players to visit Cedar Valley Soccer Club in June 2019. By:...

Summer Camp: Lego Robotics

Everyday, engineers create robots to make our lives better. Do YOU have the next big robot design? Join us for a week of design and building! Learn the...

Kid's Summer Art Camp

Kid's Summer Art Camp is a week long two and a half hour event for children ages 10 and up. Art projects this year include mixed media, Batik, collage,...

Urban Alliance Community Forum

It is Time for Action The Cedar Valley Needs You! Leaders from Kalamazoo, MI’s Urban Alliance have been invited back to the Cedar Valley to share their...

Tuesday, June 18

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Introduction to Robotics Summer Camp

Campers will work in pairs to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated...

Panther Park Summer Camp

Don your paleontologist hat and dive into an immersive experience with dinosaurs. You will learn about 3D design and 3D printing plastic and sand. Tour the...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Spy School

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Learn the tricks of the trade at the Grout Museum's Spy School! Campers will learn about different types of codes, how...

Weekly Wonders: International Women In Engineering Celebration

​Celebrate International Women in Engineering day at the Imaginarium. Learn about famous women engineers throughout history and how their contributions have...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Train with Pro Soccer Players @ Cedar Valley Soccer Club

UK English Premier League, English Football League, International Soccer Coaches & Pro Soccer Players to visit Cedar Valley Soccer Club in June 2019. By:...

Summer Camp: Lego Robotics

Everyday, engineers create robots to make our lives better. Do YOU have the next big robot design? Join us for a week of design and building! Learn the...

Kid's Summer Art Camp

Kid's Summer Art Camp is a week long two and a half hour event for children ages 10 and up. Art projects this year include mixed media, Batik, collage,...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Kimball Ridge

This is an outdoor farmers market held May through October, and has vendors that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, meats, local honey and...

Wednesday, June 19

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Introduction to Robotics Summer Camp

Campers will work in pairs to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated...

Forces of Nature 4-H Day Camp for 3rd and 4th Graders

The Forces of Nature Camp involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. Earthquakes, floods, fire, and extreme weather are all part...

Panther Park Summer Camp

Don your paleontologist hat and dive into an immersive experience with dinosaurs. You will learn about 3D design and 3D printing plastic and sand. Tour the...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Spy School

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Learn the tricks of the trade at the Grout Museum's Spy School! Campers will learn about different types of codes, how...

Weekly Wonders: International Women In Engineering Celebration

​Celebrate International Women in Engineering day at the Imaginarium. Learn about famous women engineers throughout history and how their contributions have...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

STEM Activities by Americorps

Enjoy STEM-based activities. Suggested participants age: 2nd-4th grade. This event is part of our Youth Summer Library Program! The 2019 Youth Summer...

Train with Pro Soccer Players @ Cedar Valley Soccer Club

UK English Premier League, English Football League, International Soccer Coaches & Pro Soccer Players to visit Cedar Valley Soccer Club in June 2019. By:...

Storytime with Mayor Brown

Join us for Storytime with Mayor Brown of Cedar Falls as he reads stories in the children's garden. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story is...

Summer Camp: Lego Robotics

Everyday, engineers create robots to make our lives better. Do YOU have the next big robot design? Join us for a week of design and building! Learn the...

Kid's Summer Art Camp

Kid's Summer Art Camp is a week long two and a half hour event for children ages 10 and up. Art projects this year include mixed media, Batik, collage,...

Trivia Night presented by Friends of the Family

Please join Friends of the Family for a funfilled night of trivia for a great cause. All funds raised will benefit their critical services. Second State...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Thursday, June 20

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Introduction to Robotics Summer Camp

Campers will work in pairs to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated...

Panther Park Summer Camp

Don your paleontologist hat and dive into an immersive experience with dinosaurs. You will learn about 3D design and 3D printing plastic and sand. Tour the...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Spy School

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Learn the tricks of the trade at the Grout Museum's Spy School! Campers will learn about different types of codes, how...

Weekly Wonders: International Women In Engineering Celebration

​Celebrate International Women in Engineering day at the Imaginarium. Learn about famous women engineers throughout history and how their contributions have...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Train with Pro Soccer Players @ Cedar Valley Soccer Club

UK English Premier League, English Football League, International Soccer Coaches & Pro Soccer Players to visit Cedar Valley Soccer Club in June 2019. By:...

Summer Camp: Lego Robotics

Everyday, engineers create robots to make our lives better. Do YOU have the next big robot design? Join us for a week of design and building! Learn the...

Kid's Summer Art Camp

Kid's Summer Art Camp is a week long two and a half hour event for children ages 10 and up. Art projects this year include mixed media, Batik, collage,...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Shiloh Baptist Church

This is a BRAND NEW Farmers Market this year, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, vegetable and flower plants, baked goods, artisan crafts...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Friday, June 21

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Introduction to Robotics Summer Camp

Campers will work in pairs to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Spy School

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Learn the tricks of the trade at the Grout Museum's Spy School! Campers will learn about different types of codes, how...

Weekly Wonders: International Women In Engineering Celebration

​Celebrate International Women in Engineering day at the Imaginarium. Learn about famous women engineers throughout history and how their contributions have...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

The Real Beal's One-Man Band

Join Jeff and Nancy Beal for an old-fashioned musical experience for all ages. Jeff has created his own fascinating one-man-band gear, so in addition to...

Summer Camp: Lego Robotics

Everyday, engineers create robots to make our lives better. Do YOU have the next big robot design? Join us for a week of design and building! Learn the...

Kid's Summer Art Camp

Kid's Summer Art Camp is a week long two and a half hour event for children ages 10 and up. Art projects this year include mixed media, Batik, collage,...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Saturday, June 22

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

The Waterloo Urban Farmers Market is a family-friendly event hosted every Saturday in Downtown Waterloo (May - Octber). We have a uniqiue variety of vendors...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions of the selected painting for the afternoon. Check our our website calendar for specific the specific painting. All painting...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Laser Tag in the Library for Grown-ups

Come on, you know you wanna play! Join us for this epic test of wits and skills offered as part of the library's Adult Summer Library Program. The first...

Sunday, June 23

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Class: Amazing World of Succulents

Succulents and cacti are a great way to add low maintenance plants to your garden and home. Join us as we discuss the plants, designs, care, and propagation...

Open Studio Painting Event

All age groups are welcome on Sunday to complete any of our paintings. A talented artist is available to andwer your questions and help you complete your...

Monday, June 24

Camp Musicmania

Camp Musicmania will focus on Orff activities (grades 1-4), and the camp musical (grades 5-9). All campers will be involved in music and movement activities,...

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Intermediate Robotics

Prerequisites: Must have completed the UNI Introduction to Robotics camp in a previous year or have served on an FLL team for at least one year. No...

Summer Camp: Museum Master Class

There's so much more to a museum exhibit than meets the eye. Join GMD staff and get to learn the ins and outs of how exhibits are made. Campers will select...

Got Theatre?

For 7 - 10 year olds - Explore the world of imagination and creativity with theatre games and improv-based exercises. Unleash the power of creative drama!

Summer Camp: Cooking Up Science

Join the GMD scientists and cook up some tasty science at the District's historic Snowden House! Why is it so important to use proper measurements? How does...

Cultural Literacy: Self-Help International

Megan Sehr from Self-Help International in Waverly, Iowa, will discuss the important work her organization does in promoting economic development,...

Teen Book Club--Summer Library Program

Teen Book Club is open to all teens in grades 7-12 and ages 12-18.

Tuesday, June 25

Camp Musicmania

Camp Musicmania will focus on Orff activities (grades 1-4), and the camp musical (grades 5-9). All campers will be involved in music and movement activities,...

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

GrowthCLUB Quarterly Business Strategy Day 2019

Is STRATEGY driving your profit? It should be. It is crucial to define your VISION and DIRECTION to help you grow not only your PROFIT but also your TEAM...

Intermediate Robotics

Prerequisites: Must have completed the UNI Introduction to Robotics camp in a previous year or have served on an FLL team for at least one year. No...

Dig Those Dinosaurs 4-H Day Camp

The Dinosaur Science Camp involves traveling back millions of years ago to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We explore fossils that were left...

Panther Park for Girls Only Summer Camp

Don your paleontologist hat and dive into an immersive experience with dinosaurs. You will learn about 3D design and 3D printing plastic and sand. Tour the...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Museum Master Class

There's so much more to a museum exhibit than meets the eye. Join GMD staff and get to learn the ins and outs of how exhibits are made. Campers will select...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Got Theatre?

For 7 - 10 year olds - Explore the world of imagination and creativity with theatre games and improv-based exercises. Unleash the power of creative drama!

Summer Camp: Cooking Up Science

Join the GMD scientists and cook up some tasty science at the District's historic Snowden House! Why is it so important to use proper measurements? How does...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Kimball Ridge

This is an outdoor farmers market held May through October, and has vendors that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, meats, local honey and...

Wednesday, June 26

Camp Musicmania

Camp Musicmania will focus on Orff activities (grades 1-4), and the camp musical (grades 5-9). All campers will be involved in music and movement activities,...

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Intermediate Robotics

Prerequisites: Must have completed the UNI Introduction to Robotics camp in a previous year or have served on an FLL team for at least one year. No...

Panther Park for Girls Only Summer Camp

Don your paleontologist hat and dive into an immersive experience with dinosaurs. You will learn about 3D design and 3D printing plastic and sand. Tour the...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Museum Master Class

There's so much more to a museum exhibit than meets the eye. Join GMD staff and get to learn the ins and outs of how exhibits are made. Campers will select...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

STEM Activities by Americorps

Enjoy STEM-based activities. Suggested participants age: 2nd-4th grade. This event is part of our Youth Summer Library Program! The 2019 Youth Summer...

Storytime with Mayor Hart, Waterloo

Join us for Storytime with Mayor Hart of Waterloo as he reads stories in the children's garden. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story is read...

Got Theatre?

For 7 - 10 year olds - Explore the world of imagination and creativity with theatre games and improv-based exercises. Unleash the power of creative drama!

Summer Camp: Cooking Up Science

Join the GMD scientists and cook up some tasty science at the District's historic Snowden House! Why is it so important to use proper measurements? How does...

Kid's Open Painting Studio

Select any of our paintings or create one of your own during our Kid's Kid's Painting Studio throughout on all but two Wednesdays during the summer months....

Waterloo Theme Parks

Join WPL Reference Librarian Tim Kuhlmann for a fascinating glimpse at Waterloo Theme Parks from the first-half of the 20th Century. Tim will share rare...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Thursday, June 27

Camp Musicmania

Camp Musicmania will focus on Orff activities (grades 1-4), and the camp musical (grades 5-9). All campers will be involved in music and movement activities,...

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Intermediate Robotics

Prerequisites: Must have completed the UNI Introduction to Robotics camp in a previous year or have served on an FLL team for at least one year. No...

Forces of Nature 4-H Day Camp for 3rd and 4th Graders

The Forces of Nature Camp involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. Earthquakes, floods, fire, and extreme weather are all part...

Panther Park for Girls Only Summer Camp

Don your paleontologist hat and dive into an immersive experience with dinosaurs. You will learn about 3D design and 3D printing plastic and sand. Tour the...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Museum Master Class

There's so much more to a museum exhibit than meets the eye. Join GMD staff and get to learn the ins and outs of how exhibits are made. Campers will select...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Got Theatre?

For 7 - 10 year olds - Explore the world of imagination and creativity with theatre games and improv-based exercises. Unleash the power of creative drama!

Summer Camp: Cooking Up Science

Join the GMD scientists and cook up some tasty science at the District's historic Snowden House! Why is it so important to use proper measurements? How does...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Shiloh Baptist Church

This is a BRAND NEW Farmers Market this year, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, vegetable and flower plants, baked goods, artisan crafts...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Friday, June 28

Camp Musicmania

Camp Musicmania will focus on Orff activities (grades 1-4), and the camp musical (grades 5-9). All campers will be involved in music and movement activities,...

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Intermediate Robotics

Prerequisites: Must have completed the UNI Introduction to Robotics camp in a previous year or have served on an FLL team for at least one year. No...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Museum Master Class

There's so much more to a museum exhibit than meets the eye. Join GMD staff and get to learn the ins and outs of how exhibits are made. Campers will select...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

44th Annual Sturgis Falls Celebration

Our city festival is held annually the last full weekend of June. With two stages, one in Overman Park and the other in Gateway Park, enjoy free, live...

Got Theatre?

For 7 - 10 year olds - Explore the world of imagination and creativity with theatre games and improv-based exercises. Unleash the power of creative drama!

Summer Camp: Cooking Up Science

Join the GMD scientists and cook up some tasty science at the District's historic Snowden House! Why is it so important to use proper measurements? How does...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Saturday, June 29

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

The Waterloo Urban Farmers Market is a family-friendly event hosted every Saturday in Downtown Waterloo (May - Octber). We have a uniqiue variety of vendors...

44th Annual Sturgis Falls Celebration

Our city festival is held annually the last full weekend of June. With two stages, one in Overman Park and the other in Gateway Park, enjoy free, live...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

The Blank Park Zoo Visits the Waterloo Public Library

The Blank Park Zoo is bringing some scaly, furry and feathered friends along for your child to see up close and personal. This event is part of our Youth...

The Blank Park Zoo Visits the Waterloo Public Library

The Blank Park Zoo is bringing some scaly, furry and feathered friends along for your child to see up close and personal. This event is part of our Youth...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions of the selected painting for the afternoon. Check our our website calendar for specific the specific painting. All painting...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions to complete the selected painting of the evening. Check out our website calendar for specific paintings. All painting...

Sunday, June 30

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

44th Annual Sturgis Falls Celebration

Our city festival is held annually the last full weekend of June. With two stages, one in Overman Park and the other in Gateway Park, enjoy free, live...

Open Studio Painting Event

All age groups are welcome on Sunday to complete any of our paintings. A talented artist is available to andwer your questions and help you complete your...

Monday, July 1

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Lego Lab @ the Library

Come see what you can build as Lego Lab @ the Library joins the Youth Summer Library Program lineup! The 2019 Youth Summer Library Program is made possible...

Lego Lab @ the Library

Come see what you can build as Lego Lab @ the Library joins the Youth Summer Library Program lineup! The 2019 Youth Summer Library Program is made possible...

Tuesday, July 2

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

GMD Boot Camp

TEN HUT! Fall in for this special ONE DAY ONLY camp hosted in partnership with the Iowa National Guard. Get a taste of boot camp with real soldiers. Learn...

Lego Lab @ the Library

Come see what you can build as Lego Lab @ the Library joins the Youth Summer Library Program lineup! The 2019 Youth Summer Library Program is made possible...

Lego Lab @ the Library

Come see what you can build as Lego Lab @ the Library joins the Youth Summer Library Program lineup! The 2019 Youth Summer Library Program is made possible...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Kimball Ridge

This is an outdoor farmers market held May through October, and has vendors that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, meats, local honey and...

Wednesday, July 3

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

STEM Activities by Americorps

Enjoy STEM-based activities. Suggested participants age: 2nd-4th grade. This event is part of our Youth Summer Library Program! The 2019 Youth Summer...

Storytime with Bob the Gnome

Join us for Storytime with Bob the Gnome as he and his friend Penny read stories in the children's garden. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story...

Kid's Open Painting Studio

Select any of our paintings or create one of your own during our Kid's Kid's Painting Studio throughout on all but two Wednesdays during the summer months....

Thursday, July 4

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Shiloh Baptist Church

This is a BRAND NEW Farmers Market this year, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, vegetable and flower plants, baked goods, artisan crafts...

Friday, July 5

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Weekly Wonders: Honoring the USS Iowa

​In celebration of the USS Iowa expansion in our permanent exhibit, visit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and discover what life is like in the...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Battle Royale with Networking Nirvana "Mortieu Nirvana"

Teens are invited to play in Network Nirvana's newest release, Mortieu Nirvana Royale. Mortieu is a massive arena that challenges players to navigate through...

Saturday, July 6

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

The Waterloo Urban Farmers Market is a family-friendly event hosted every Saturday in Downtown Waterloo (May - Octber). We have a uniqiue variety of vendors...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions of the selected painting for the afternoon. Check our our website calendar for specific the specific painting. All painting...

Star Parties

Join Grout Staff and the Black Hawk Astronomy Club once a month to view and learn about the current night sky.

Sunday, July 7

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Writers of the Cedar Valley

Writers of the Cedar Valley is open to writers of all genres age 12+. Attendees can expect to enjoy quiet writing time, invigorating discussion about their...

Open Studio Painting Event

All age groups are welcome on Sunday to complete any of our paintings. A talented artist is available to andwer your questions and help you complete your...

Monday, July 8

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Telling the Tallgrass Prairie Story through Expressive Art

Visit UNI’s prairie preserves to learn about the plants and animals that live on the prairie, it's importance to our state, and ways to care for it. Campers...

Summer Camp: Grossology

If you like disgusting things, you're in the right camp! Join Grout staff as you learn the "why" behind "ew"! Why do we need snot? Why does poo smell? Why do...

Star Lab by Grout Museum

All budding astronomers are invited to take part in this unique opportunity. View planets, constellations and moon phases in the night sky when you enter the...

Summer Camp: STEMGirls Science Camo

Join the Imaginarium staff for a one-of-a-kind girls only experience! Try your hand at different types of science, including chemistry, engineering,...

Cultivating Wellness Series - The Nose Knows

Join instructor, Tracy Grandy, for this show and “smell” session featuring a variety of fragrant herbs and flowers. See how many of these scents you can...

Teen Graphic Novel Book Club--Summer Library Program

Teen Graphic Novel Book Club is open to all teens in grades 7-12 and ages 12-18.

Tuesday, July 9

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Telling the Tallgrass Prairie Story through Expressive Art

Visit UNI’s prairie preserves to learn about the plants and animals that live on the prairie, it's importance to our state, and ways to care for it. Campers...

Dig Those Dinosaurs 4-H Day Camp

The Dinosaur Science Camp involves traveling back millions of years ago to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We explore fossils that were left...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Grossology

If you like disgusting things, you're in the right camp! Join Grout staff as you learn the "why" behind "ew"! Why do we need snot? Why does poo smell? Why do...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Summer Camp: STEMGirls Science Camo

Join the Imaginarium staff for a one-of-a-kind girls only experience! Try your hand at different types of science, including chemistry, engineering,...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Kimball Ridge

This is an outdoor farmers market held May through October, and has vendors that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, meats, local honey and...

Wednesday, July 10

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Telling the Tallgrass Prairie Story through Expressive Art

Visit UNI’s prairie preserves to learn about the plants and animals that live on the prairie, it's importance to our state, and ways to care for it. Campers...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Grossology

If you like disgusting things, you're in the right camp! Join Grout staff as you learn the "why" behind "ew"! Why do we need snot? Why does poo smell? Why do...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

STEM Activities by Americorps

Enjoy STEM-based activities. Suggested participants age: 2nd-4th grade. This event is part of our Youth Summer Library Program! The 2019 Youth Summer...

Storytime with Pat Kinney & the Grout Museum

Join us for Storytime with Pat Kinney of the Grout Museum as he reads stories in the children's garden. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story is...

Summer Camp: STEMGirls Science Camo

Join the Imaginarium staff for a one-of-a-kind girls only experience! Try your hand at different types of science, including chemistry, engineering,...

Kid's Open Painting Studio

Select any of our paintings or create one of your own during our Kid's Kid's Painting Studio throughout on all but two Wednesdays during the summer months....

Thursday, July 11

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Telling the Tallgrass Prairie Story through Expressive Art

Visit UNI’s prairie preserves to learn about the plants and animals that live on the prairie, it's importance to our state, and ways to care for it. Campers...

Forces of Nature 4-H Day Camp for 3rd and 4th Graders

The Forces of Nature Camp involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. Earthquakes, floods, fire, and extreme weather are all part...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Grossology

If you like disgusting things, you're in the right camp! Join Grout staff as you learn the "why" behind "ew"! Why do we need snot? Why does poo smell? Why do...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Summer Camp: STEMGirls Science Camo

Join the Imaginarium staff for a one-of-a-kind girls only experience! Try your hand at different types of science, including chemistry, engineering,...

Cedar Valley Farmers Market at Shiloh Baptist Church

This is a BRAND NEW Farmers Market this year, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, vegetable and flower plants, baked goods, artisan crafts...

Device Advice

Get your device questions answered! Library staff will be on hand to answer your phone, laptop, and tablet questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar...

Friday, July 12

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Telling the Tallgrass Prairie Story through Expressive Art

Visit UNI’s prairie preserves to learn about the plants and animals that live on the prairie, it's importance to our state, and ways to care for it. Campers...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Summer Camp: Grossology

If you like disgusting things, you're in the right camp! Join Grout staff as you learn the "why" behind "ew"! Why do we need snot? Why does poo smell? Why do...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Summer Camp: STEMGirls Science Camo

Join the Imaginarium staff for a one-of-a-kind girls only experience! Try your hand at different types of science, including chemistry, engineering,...

Battle Royale with Networking Nirvana "Mortieu Nirvana"

Teens are invited to play in Network Nirvana's newest release, Mortieu Nirvana Royale. Mortieu is a massive arena that challenges players to navigate through...

Saturday, July 13

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

The Waterloo Urban Farmers Market is a family-friendly event hosted every Saturday in Downtown Waterloo (May - Octber). We have a uniqiue variety of vendors...

Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley

Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and...

Temperance and Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa

In this exhibit, discover how rural Iowa felt the impact of financial instability in the 1920s long before the bank runs became common. By the early 1930s...

Whose Land Is This? Native Americans, Europeans and American Perspectives

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit on the contact between Native Americans, European...

Step-by-Step Painting Event

Follow step-by-step instructions of the selected painting for the afternoon. Check our our website calendar for specific the specific painting. All painting...

Sunday, July 14

Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay

Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an...

Open Studio Painting Event

All age groups are welcome on Sunday to complete any of our paintings. A talented artist is available to andwer your questions and help you complete your...

June 15 - July 14, 2019