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Program Registration

Several of our virtual programs require registration. To register, simply click the links below.

BYOB – Bring Your Own Book Club

6PM – Thursday, February 4

BYOB has gone virtual for the winter! This unique book club is a little different—because you can read whatever you want. Join Mindy and fellow book lovers via Zoom as we discuss what we’ve been reading and create a suggested reading list to be shared on social media each month. Don’t want to video chat? Join the conversation over the phone.

Glow Dance Party

7PM – Friday, January 15

Turn out the lights and get ready to get your groove on! This virtual Glow Party is a family-friendly dance party with music, games, and laughs. Stop by the library before the event to pick up your Glow Party Pack–we are happy to bring it to you curbside!

Virtual Murder Mystery

January 18 -25

Are you a detective show junkie? Do you usually figure out who the killer is before everyone else? Have you ever wanted to assist a homicide detective in solving a high profile murder case? You’re in luck! Join Ida as we work to solve a virtual murder mystery. You will watch videos from witnesses, victims, and homicide detectives plus receive a homicide kit containing additional items like the coroner’s report, phone logs, and the crime lab reports. Turn your guess in at the library using the special crime envelope when you think you’ve nabbed the killer! Correct answers will be entered in a drawing for a Retro Clue board game. Caution: Like any murder investigation, this program includes violence, weapons, and crime situations making it unsuitable for children. 18 and up only please. 

Among Us Game Night

6PM – Wednesday, January 20

Jump into the hit mafia-style deep space mystery game with Ida Public Library! Will you be able to finish fixing the spaceship before the imposter sabotages the mission? Or will you be the imposter and defeat the crew before they can finish their tasks? Beginners welcome! All you need is your mobile phone to join a game! Ten players can join through Zoom. For ages 12 and up.

Alphabet Soup bingo

10AM – Thursday, January 21

Practice identifying letters and letter sounds with this interactive Bingo game! Join Ms. Sydney for a few rounds of Alphabet Soup Bingo on Zoom where we’ll practice matching letters and pictures to the sounds we hear, loosely based on Montessori SOUNS and adapted to a virtual setting. Check the Facebook event for printable ABC Bingo board options, or make your own at home!

Pajama bedtime Storytime

6PM – Friday, January 29

Put on your favorite pajamas and grab a snuggly stuffed friend! Join Ms. Sydney and Ms. Kaylee for interactive songs, stories, and fun before you head off to dreamland.

Alphabet Soup Bingo

3PM – Thursday, February 11

Practice identifying letters and letter sounds with this interactive Bingo game! Join Ms. Sydney for a few rounds of Alphabet Soup Bingo on Zoom where we’ll practice matching letters and pictures to the sounds we hear, loosely based on Montessori SOUNS and adapted to a virtual setting. Check the Facebook event for printable ABC Bingo board options, or make your own at home!

Baby Prom 2021

10AM – Tuesday, February 16

Join us for our third annual Baby Prom! Get ready to party with your special little someone. This fun and fancy get together for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will be held virtually on Zoom. We will sing, dance, and play some simple virtual games–feel free to get all dressed up! Stop by the library before the event to pick up your Baby Prom party pack–we are happy to deliver it to you curbside!

Science Storytime

6PM – Thursday, February 18

Calling all little geniuses–get ready for a fun and fact filled storytime all about science. We’ll read and learn about science, play interactive games, and demonstrate some experiments that you can recreate at home!

The Grocery – Book Discussion

6PM – Thursday, February 25

Grocery shopping. We all do it – and everyone does it a bit differently. In Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, Michael Ruhlman pulls back the curtain on an industry that has shaped American culture. He talks to grocers, butchers, checkout line workers, and more to get a real sense of the way grocery stores have created and responded to American tastes and expectations when it comes to food.
Register online to receive a FREE copy of the book, then join Ida Public Library along with Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau and a local farmer as we virtually discuss: What are your expectations for food? How have your eating habits evolved What’s your favorite grocery store? Books will be available for pickup on Monday, February 1.