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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Cedar Falls Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Crazy 8s Math Club f
Cedar Falls Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. (Wednesdays Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21.)
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math.  Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...all while bonding with new friends over math.  Because each session builds on the previous one, this is an 8-week commitment, so please register your child only if she/he is able to attend all 8 sessions.  Sessions are Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the youth storytime area: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7,14, 21.
Registration required. Limited to 12 participants. Sponsored by Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library.
Book Art Workshop
Book Art Workshop
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 8, 1:00-4:00pm
Attendees will learn the history of book art as well as necessary skills for making their own piece of art! Attendees can enter their creations into the LitCon Book Art Contest. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up, though patrons under 12 can attend with a responsible adult. Warning: book art involves cutting, manipulating, gluing, tearing, etc. to books in order to create something new and beautiful.
Family Minecraft--Su
Family Minecraft--Super-Sized! (Series 1 on Saturdays)
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-noon
In the Family Minecraft Program, children and parents will dive into an all-new game world from Network Nirvana in this 4-week workshop designed to enhance Minecraft skills and critical thinking abilities! In this program, participants will be able to learn how to play Minecraft or build upon any pre-existing abilities with the game. No prior experience is needed, but all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will also get to experience the world of UmbraOnline, a Minecraft MMO set in an underground city deep beneath the earth.  Players will get to solve puzzles and fight off enemies in this huge new game world that has been designed for both children and adults! Registration required and limited to 22 participants.  Both children and adult participants must register.  Children under 11-years-old must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Series 1: Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon; Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5
Legacy Letters – Cherished Gifts
Cedar Falls Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10:15 A.M.-1:15 P.M.
This holiday give that special someone a gift that he or she will cherish forever – a legacy letter.  Learn the history of this beautiful ancient tradition and discover how it is still relevant in our contemporary lives.  You will learn how to craft a legacy letter that expresses your deep appreciation for someone you value.  No writing experience is necessary--this message is written from the heart.  Sue Schuerman, a certified Life Legacies facilitator, will help you pen your letter using a simple template and questions to prompt your thoughts.  You will leave with a completed letter and ideas for how to present your cherished gift.  Stationery, folders and embellishments will be provided.  Participants may also bring their own embellishments (ribbons, photos, stickers, buttons, etc.) if they want.  Registration is required.  Registration begins October 1st.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library.
 
Book Art Workshop II
Book Art Workshop II
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:00-4:00
Attendees will learn the history of book art as well as necessary skills for making their own piece of art! Attendees can enter their creations into the LitCon Book Art Contest. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up, though patrons under 12 can attend with a responsible adult. Warning: book art involves cutting, manipulating, gluing, tearing, etc. books in order to create something new and beautiful.
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Friday, Nov. 11, 4:00-6:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Friday, Nov. 11, 6:00-8:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
Book Art Contest Reg
Book Art Contest Registration
Cedar Falls Public Library
Friday, Nov. 11, 5:00
Registration is required for this contest. All Book Art entries must be turned into the library no later than 5:00pm on Friday November 11. Book Art entries will be displayed in the 2nd floor display case, where the winner will be determined by ballot vote during LitCon. There is no age limit for contest entries. Entries must contain AT LEAST part of one book and be AT LEAST 50% found materials. Direct questions to cfpl.litcon@gmail.com
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:00-12:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 12, 12:00-2:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2:00-4:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 12, 4:00-6:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
LitCon Volunteer
LitCon Volunteer
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:00-10:00 (Friday 11/11/16 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 11/12/16 from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Volunteer at LitCon and get a free T-shirt! Volunteers will help with set up the night before, help with registration, assist with LitCon events, patrol the library and community center, assist vendors and authors, and act as guides for attendees. Volunteers must give at least two hours of their time, though they can give more time as they wish. Volunteers who choose to stay at least six hours on the day of LitCon will get a coupon for lunch in the community center if they wish. 
Family Minecraft--Su
Family Minecraft--Super-Sized! (Series 2 on Monday evenings)
Cedar Falls Public Library
Monday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m.
In the Family Minecraft Program, children and parents will dive into an all-new game world from Network Nirvana in this 4-week workshop designed to enhance Minecraft skills and critical thinking abilities! In this program, participants will be able to learn how to play Minecraft or build upon any pre-existing abilities with the game. No prior experience is needed, but all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will also get to experience the world of UmbraOnline, a Minecraft MMO set in an underground city deep beneath the earth.  Players will get to solve puzzles and fight off enemies in this huge new game world that has been designed for both children and adults! Registration required and limited to 22 participants.  Both children and adult participants must register.  Children under 11-years-old must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Series 2: Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12
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