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Indoor pool closed

Indoor pool closed

Our indoor pool is, unfortunately closed until further notice. Last night, a motor failed and will need to be replaced. We hope to have a timeline for reopening later in the week of May 13.

City Hall Reopened at 360 N Main St.

City Hall Reopened at 360 N Main St.

City Hall has moved from its previous, leased offices into the new, permanent building at 360 N. Main St. at 7 a.m.

The public can accesses the same services at the new location during the same business hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Departments located at the building include Administration, Billing and Finance, Building Inspection, Planning, Community Relations and Human Resources.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Proud to Be: Community Center Highlights for June 2024

You can get a copy of the full guide to classes and programs in our Community Center, which includes our Recreation Center, Library, Aquatic Center, Gerdin Conference Center and other spaces, published three times each year, in person at the Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., or online. These highlights of the coming month are published on the third Thursday of each month. You can sign up to have this emailed to you at northlibertyiowa.org/subscribe.

News & Updates

Daily fees for recreation and pool use will increase to $6 per person on May 25. Annual and monthly pass fees will not change and remain the best value for frequent users.

The outdoor pool season gets underway on Memorial Day weekend, and open on weekends until regular daily hours begin on June 6. In June, the pool is open from 12 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 12 to 6 p.m. on weekends. The first hour of each day is reserved for those with memberships. Check northlibertyiowa.org/poolstatus for closures.

Upcoming $2 specials for the outdoor pool in June include Double Dollar Days on June 8 and 9, Twilight Swim on Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. starting June 12, and Late Night Swim on June 28 from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

In Case You Missed It

Our Recreation Department offers lots of fitness classes including Total Body Sculpt, Body Blast, Zumba, Integrative Yoga, Beginners Yoga and Hapkido Jujitsu. In our pool, we offer many aqua fitness classes including Arthritis Aqua, Water Resistance and Aqua Zumba. You can browse, search and register at northliberty.recdeck.com.

City Slate Events

There’s always something Free and fun to do in North Liberty. The City Slate offers events all year long, and is made Free with the support of A2Z Heating and Plumbing, Centro, Inc, Collins Community Credit Union, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union. More at northlibertyiowa.org/cityslate.

Ranshaw House Concert Series
Fridays in June & July, 6-8 p.m., Ranshaw House, 515 Community Drive, Free
Catch up with friends and socialize as a community. Bring a picnic, BYOB and enjoy live music from local artists performing on the historic house’s front porch. Find this summer’s line-up at northlibertyiowa.org/concertseries.

Let Love Fly
June 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Park, 1565 St. Andrews Dr, Free
Mega kites will soar above North Liberty. Come for awe-inspiring views, and information, activities and giveaways from LGBTQ community groups and sponsors for a community celebration of love.

Free Fishing with TAKO
June 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Centre Pond, Free
Enjoy free fishing, food and prizes. A fishing license is not required for this special event.

Swimming Storytime
June 14, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Aquatic Center, Free
Join the library staff and lifeguards for a fun summer storytime by the pool on the outdoor pool deck followed by free, open swim.

Camp North Liberty
June 21, 3 p.m. to 9 a.m., June 22, Community Center, Free
Join fellow members of the community at an in-town campout. Enjoy live music, food, games and other entertainment.

Cardboard Boat Regatta
June 21, 6 to 8 p.m., Aquatic Center, Free
Put your cardboard boat creation to the test at the outdoor pool for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights. Free registration (and supply kits) for those who want to sail their homemade boat are available. All are welcome to come cheer on participants!

Splash Bash
June 23, 6 to 9 p.m., Aquatic Center, Free
The North Liberty Aquatic Center is turning 20 this summer! Join us for a birthday celebration. We’ll have food trucks, a DJ, photo opportunities and fun in the pool!

Other Upcoming Events

Friends Book Sale
June 13 through 15, Library, During regular hours
The Friends of the Library annual book sale is back this year, cost is $20 for as many books as you can fit in the provided bag or a freewill donation for small purchases. 

Summer Lunch & Fun
Weekdays June 10 through Aug 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ranshaw House, 515 Community Drive, Free
A free lunch and an activity for any kid every weekday during the summer months, no questions asked. Learn more at northlibertyiowa.org/summerlunch.

Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Doodlebugs with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
June 17, 10:30 a.m., Library, Free
Colors are hiding everywhere! Get out your detective’s cap and hunt for colors that are hiding in plain sight. Every Doodlebugs class starts with a story and ends with imagination and creation!

Pee Wee Baseball
June 5 to 26,
5:30, 6:15 or 7 p.m., Recreation Center, $30-35
A non-competitive approach to help kids ages 3 to 5 years old learn sports basics, socialize, and have fun!

Register for 5:30 p.m. Register for 6:15 p.m. Register for 7:00 p.m.

Binspire: Messy Play Date
June 8, 1 p.m., Gerdin Conference, $15
Looking for a fun and messy way for your kids to have fun? Look no further than this playdate! This outdoor event will have various stations set up with paint, water, mud, shaving cream, and more for your little ones to get messy. The child-led, open-ended play encourages creativity, builds confidence, and helps children experience new textures and practice social skills.

Register

School-Aged Youth

Movie Mondays
June 10, 17 & 24, 1 p.m., Library, Free
It’s movie day at the library! Come enjoy a movie, like Elemental and Strange World, each Monday this summer. Light snacks will be provided and feel free to bring along lidded drinks and additional snacks along with lawn chairs and/or blankets for your comfort.

Super Tuesdays at the Ranshaw House
June 11, 18 & 25, 12 p.m., Ranshaw House Lawn, Free
Join library staff after Summer Lunch & Fun for fun programs, like Bubble Wands and Kindness Rocks.

Tween Wednesday
June 12, 19 & 26, 1 p.m., Library, Free
Join us weekly for crafts and activities geared toward tweens, like Pokémon Perler beads, needle felting and smores.

Teen Thursdays
June 13, 20 & 27, 3 p.m., Library, Free
Bring a friend for weekly programs geared toward teens, like papermaking, sharpie coasters, and book page art.

Flower Papercrafts
June 24, 4 p.m., Library, Free
Come create a beautiful and unique origami flower bouquet with Emily Mallory. You’ll make 2-3 flowers during the program and you’ll know how to make more at home! All supplies are provided. Suggested ages are 8 and older.

Eureka! An Evening of STEM with Dasia
June 28, 5:30-8 p.m., Library, Free
Tweens, and their caregivers are invited to an evening of pizza, STEM, and fun with Dasia Taylor, the inventor of infection-detecting sutures. Registration required and opens June 3

Register

Youth Tennis
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11-27, Penn Meadows Park, 310 N Dubuque St., $35
Children learn in progression from having fun playing to learning fundamentals, progressing to ball control and rally with partner, serves and volleys, onto constructing points, stroke development and up to full court play with stroke development and movement skills.

Register for Munchkins (5-6 years) Register for Aces (7-8 years) Register for Volleyers (9-10 years) Register for Slammers (11-12 years)

Ultimate Frisbie Camp
June 10-13, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Quail Creek Park, 921 W Zeller St., $40
For ages 10 to 18 years old, this camp combines the non-stop movement and endurance of soccer with passing skills of football, ultimate frisbee is played with a flying disc on a field with end zones, like football. Camp participants will learn the basics of the game, develop their throwing and catching skills and play games.

Register

Ultimate Frisbee League
Tuesdays June 18-July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Centennial Park, 1565 St. Andrews Drive, $30
A pickup-style league for 16- to 24-year-olds. Grab your friends and join one the fastest growing team sports in the country, Ultimate Frisbee, a non-contact, self-refereed game played with a flying disc.

Register

Youth Beginner Pickleball Camp
June 10-13, 12:45-1:15 p.m., Penn Meadows Park, 310 N Dubuque St, $40
This camp, for ages 8-14, will be a great way to introduce one of the fastest growing sports in the nation – fun meets fitness. Campers will learn from our passionate instructors who will tailor sessions to skill level, keeping engagement throughout the week. Paddles and pickleballs are provided.

Register by June 3

University of Iowa Club Volleyball Camp
June 24-27, Community Center, $50
Campers, grades 3 through 8, will work in small groups, giving players a chance to work with current UI club volleyball team members. Players will focus on the fundamentals of the younger ages and focus on developing and creating new skills for the older ages.

Register Grades 3-4 Register Grades 5-6 Register Grade 7-8

Adults & Senior

55+ Connections: Tuesday Gathering
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m., Library, Free
Join us for a weekly social gathering that will feature rotating activities and friendly conversation – board games, puzzles, art, book discussions, and more!  Breakfast Snacks and coffee provided!

Adult Pickleball Beginner Lessons 2.0
June 4-25, 7-8 p.m., Penn Meadows Park, 310 N Dubuque St, $50
Learn the sport of pickleball a little bit more through these additional beginner lessons. Continue through the basics and get to learn some strategies for ages 30+ who have taken Lessons 1.0. Equipment (paddles and balls) provided. Participants should wear tennis shoes, athletic clothing, and bring a water bottle.
Register

Crafting Handmade Paper
June 6, 6:30 p.m., Library, Free
Join us for an evening of renewing used paper, transforming it from paper, to pulp, and then into your own crafted handmade paper.  Add color to give it personality, maybe some glitter for pizzazz, or even seeds to give life to something new!
Register

Reading Party Book Discussion
June 27, 6:00 p.m., Library, Free
Imagine a gathering where book lovers converge, each clutching their favorite novel. Dive into your book for an hour’s time, concluding with sacks, refreshments, and discussion of your book.  Share your thoughts, impressions, and favorite passages. Did you laugh, cry, or unravel a mystery? Let the bookish banter flow! No registration required.

Families

Patty Shukla Music Show
June 8, 10:30 a.m., Ranshaw House Lawn, Free
Join the library in welcoming, Patty Shukla, an American signer, songwriter, musician, author and keynote speaker. With an impressive two million+ subscribers on YouTube, Patty Shukla brings out the rhythm and fun in early childhood learning. She’s an expert in educational-interactive music, seamlessly blending it into an adventure filled with singing, dancing, and learning.

 

 

 

 

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