Tilly Woodward helps children with tie-dye.

Events and Programs

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GCMoA/DCL Summer Programs

This summer, as we begin to return to “normal” Grinnell College Museum of Art and Drake Community Library will partner to provide arts and literacy programs for the community through live in-person and virtual programs, activity bags and online resources. Here’s the scoop!

Virtual Dance Party & Yoga for Kids and Caregivers (Alternating Tuesdays)

10:30–11 a.m. June 8–July 27

Join the Dance Party and Yoga via Zoom

  • Join community celebrities as they read a book, look at art, and lead us through their favorite dance moves. We want to see your dance moves too! This is a time for literacy and movement for babies, kids, and their grown-ups.
  • Grace Diehm is a wellness specialist at the Ahrens Fitness Center and will lead you through 30 minutes of stretching, intentional movement and bonding time with your child. Beach towels make great yoga mats for kids!

Storytime Art in the Park

Free but preregistration required. Registration forms will be released weekly on Mondays. Limit 10 children per session. Preregister for a 45-minute session. Enjoy time outdoors and multiple activities led by DCL and GCMoA staff. Listen to great books, look at great art and make great art of your own!

Wednesdays June 9–July 28, Grinnell College Central Campus

Pre-register for Wednesdays

  • 9–9:45
  • 10–10:45
  • 11–11: 45
  • Noon–12:45

Thursdays June 10–July 29, Central Park Shelter during Farmer’s Market

Pre-register for Thursdays

  • 3–3:45
  • 4–4:45
  • 5–5:45

In case of threatening weather, Storytime Art in the Park will be canceled. Cancelations will be announced on KGRN 1410 AM and on Grinnell College Museum of Art’s Facebook page prior to the start of the session.  You may also text GCMoA at 641 780 5215 or call DCL at 641 236 2661.

Grinnell College does not assume responsibility for the care and safety of children who attend these events. The College makes these programs open to the public with the understanding that for children who attend, a parent, legal guardian, or other designated caregiver remains responsible for their care and protection. For the safety of everyone, program participants, GCMoA and DCL staff will follow CDC guidance for COVID-19: small groups, hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing protocols.

For more information, please email Tilly Woodward or call her at 641-269-4663, or email Karen Neal or call her at 641 236 2661.

Virtual Storytime/Fun with Art (alternating Thursdays)

June 10–July 29, 10:30- 11 am

Join Storytime/Fun with Art via Zoom

  • Drop in for a virtual story time with AmeriCorps Vista Athena Frasca and celebrity guest readers from the community each week for 30 minutes of stories and fun.
  • Kids can drop-in for 30 minutes with AmeriCorps Vista Athena. Listen to a book and learn about art by looking, thinking, talking, making or writing.

Online Resources

  • Check out GCMoA’s Educational Resource page for DIY activity guides.
  • Register through BeanStack for Drake Community Library’s summer reading programs and on-line activities and challenges.

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