Events calendar

Virtual Events
Virtual Events
For All Ages

Catch up on what's been going on at Ada Community Library through our YouTube channel at go.adalib.org/youtube. New virtual events for all ages are added daily and saved in playlists like Storytimes, Music and Movement, Preschool Art, Teens, Tweens and more!

An Evening with Meredith May
An Evening with Meredith May
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
For Adults

WHERE: On Zoom! Register on Eventbrite to receive the link to join this event.

Treasure Valley Reads invites you to an evening with Meredith May, author of The Honey Bus and award-winning journalist. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Meredith May speak and field questions from the community. This program is presented in collaboration with Storyfort and is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register on Eventbrite to receive a link to the Zoom presentation! All those who sign up will be automatically entered for the chance to win a signed copy of The Honey Bus.

Baby Rhyme Time
Baby Rhyme Time
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:00am

Ages 0 - 2 years

Follow along with rhymes, games and songs that develop early literacy and fine motor skills. Available weekly to enjoy with your littlest one!

Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 3:30pm

For Ages 12 and Up

WHERE: On Google Hangouts! Email Eric at ehovey@adalib.org to join!

Tap into your imagination and explore the engaging world of Dungeons & Dragons! This tabletop game encourages socialization, literacy, inventiveness and storytelling through role playing. You will create your own characters, fight monsters and roll the dice to determine the outcome of events! Every Wednesday from 3:30 - 6:30 pm, online via Google Hangouts.

Kids Craft Crew
Kids Craft Crew
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:30pm

For Ages 5 - 8

Grab your craft supplies and join us for some fun, interactive crafts perfect for elementary school kiddos. Each Take & Make project includes a kit you will need to pick up from the library that week, while supplies last! Find a new video here at 4:30 pm each Wednesday.

September 23: Construction Paper Crow with Moveable Wings

Pajama/Bilingual Storytime
Pajama/Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
For All Ages

Get your PJs ready! Join us on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for Bilingual Storytime (Spanish & English), and on the second and fourth Wednesdays for Pajama Storytime. Watch for each video here at 6:30 pm Wednesdays.

Preschool Art
Preschool Art
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00am

For Ages 2 - 6

Children are active learners, and making art is a hands-on activity that expands imaginations and exercises creativity. Join us for some fun process art at home! Find a new activity here at 10:00 am each Thursday.

Teen Thursdays
Teen Thursdays
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 4:30pm
For Teens

This Fall, join us on Zoom every first and second Thursday of the month for Jackbox Games, Trivia Competitions and more! The other Teen Thursday events will be posted here as videos or links.

September 17: Escape Room - Opening a strange door at the library, you find yourself in a magical land of trolls and witches. Can you find your way home? Or will you be stuck here forever? Click here or the image below to enter the escape room!

Kids Who Code
Kids Who Code
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:30pm

For Ages 8 - 10

See how you can use computer science to change the world! Participate in instructor-led activities, exercises, and projects. Learn how to create variables, conditionals, loops, and functions in Scratch, a visual programming platform. Please register by contacting Derek at dramos@adalib.org. Find a new video here every Thursday at 6:30 pm.

Ada Community Library Book Club
Ada Community Library Book Club
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
For Adults

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

September's selection is The Honey Bus by Meredith May.

Music and Movement
Music and Movement
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 10:00am
For All Ages

Put on your dancing shoes! We will sing, stretch, dance, bounce, balance, jump, boogie, wiggle and use scarves, shakers and other fun tools to get moving! A new video is uploaded every Friday at 10 am.

Local Musicians Concert
Local Musicians Concert
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:00pm
For All Ages

Catch a cool community concert from the socially distanced safety of your couch! Find the video performance here on Friday at 6:00 pm.

Self-Care Sunday
Self-Care Sunday
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
For Adults

Each week, we will engage in mindfulness activities (such as meditation, breathing techniques, journaling prompts and tips) light crafting, baking and cooking tutorials, and other self soothing activities to help you unwind from the week and prepare for the next. Plus, you'll get the chance to learn new skills and have fun. Find a new video here every Sunday at 2 pm.

Little Scholars
Little Scholars
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:00am

For Ages 0 - 5

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

Develop foundations for literacy, math and build confidence while stimulating communication skills. Parents and youngsters get kindergarten ready from the comfort of your home.

Homeschool Huddle
Homeschool Huddle
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 1:00pm
For All Ages

Homeschool enrichment programs and activities: art, STEM, history, crafts, and FUN!

September 14: Meet the Masters Homeschool Art. Artist: Faith Ringgold

STEAM
STEAM
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 4:30pm

For Ages 5 - 11

It's time for STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics! Find a new video here at 4:30 pm each Monday.

September 21: Take-and-Make ping pong ball shooters and games to create with them. Pick up a kit with all the necessary materials from the library this week, while supplies last!

Storytime
Storytime
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:00am
For All Ages

Join us each week for stories, music, and engaging activities that your family can do at home. A new video is uploaded every Tuesday at 10 am.

Tween Tuesdays
Tween Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:30pm

For Ages 8 - 11

Explore a different fun activity or craft every week! The first week of each month is a Take & Make kit you will need to pick up that week, while supplies last. Find a new video here at 4:30 pm each Tuesday.

September 22: Virtual pokemon adventure: See where the path leads you, test your knowledge, can you make it to the end? Click here or the image below to start the adventure!

Yoga with Martha
Yoga with Martha
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
For All Ages

WHERE: On Zoom! Email Martha at martawell328@gmail.com to sign up.

Join Martha for this weekly all-levels yoga class over Zoom.

Hidden Springs Branch Book Club
Hidden Springs Branch Book Club
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
For Adults

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

We meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6pm. You can order your own book, or we will have copies of the book at the Hidden Springs Branch. If you would like to check out a copy, call the library at 208-229-2665, or you can email Jennifer at jhuizinga@adalib.org. September's book will be Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.

Magic the Gathering
Magic the Gathering
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

For Ages 12+

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

Join us every first Friday of the month. New and returning players welcome! Bring your favorite decks and join the battle! Questions? Contact Jes at jmcpherson@adalib.org.

Ready! for Kindergarten
Ready! for Kindergarten
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am

WHERE: On Zoom! Email Dottie at dolin@adalib.org to register and get the link.

Free online education workshops that show parents, their child's first and most loved teacher, how to make everyday moments learning moments. Free materials with each workshop! Sessions 1 - 3 for Ages 0 - 1 will take place October 6, 13 and 20, 10:00 - 11:00 am MST through Zoom. To register, email Dottie at dolin@adalib.org.

Check out this testimonial from someone who highly recommends the READY! for Kindergarten Zoom Workshops:

Adults Get Crafty
Adults Get Crafty
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
For Adults

Join us for our monthly adult Pinterest-inspired craft night. Materials and instruction provided by the library. Pick up materials at the library, while supplies last. For October, we will be creating macrame key rings.

Jackbox Games
Jackbox Games
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:00pm
For Adults

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

Have your computer and your smart phone ready to play crazy party games online!

Online Board Games
Online Board Games
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

For Ages 16+

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

Join us for online board games and card games!