Kennedy Elementary School

Beyond the Book Club

October 13 – December 8, 2021
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location Carnegie Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St. Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 9-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Bailey Keimig
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Read a new title each month and then meet up for book discussion and a unique activity related to the book. Please register and pick up your free book at the Children's Help Desk.

Homeschool Days

December 8, 2021
Start Time 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For All Ages
Cost $9.95 per person
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Homeschool Days will take place at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on the second Wednesdays in November, December, and January. Homeschool families can enjoy the River Museum at their own pace for just $9.95 per person. Experience the daily activities - no registration required.

Woodworking For Kids – Winter Break Day Camp

December 27, 2021
Start Time 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 17, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 per day; $200 all sessions | Non-Members: $60 per day; $240 all sessions
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Using simple hand tools, campers will experience the “how-tos” of woodworking. They will learn new skills using a saw, hammer, drill, screwdrivers and other tools, while they build take-home wood projects.

Beach Bash – Winter Break Day Camp

December 30, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 17, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 per day; $200 all sessions | Non-Members: $60 per day; $240 all sessions
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Just because it is winter doesn’t mean we can’t visit the beach. We’ll spend the day learning about the animals in our saltwater aquariums. Who lives in tide pools? Or mangrove forests? Visit the stingrays and spend the day soaking up the sun!

Book Bingo

November 20 – December 18, 2021
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 4+
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Grab your family and try your luck at book bingo! We have great hardcover and paperback book prizes for kids. Registration is required.

Lego Challenge

November 20, 2021
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 4-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Calling all Lego fans! Come to the library to build, create, and have fun. The library provides the Lego and you provide the know-how. Registration is required.

Story Exploreers

September 27 – December 27, 2021
Start Time 4:00
Location Carnegie Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St. Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 4-8
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Bailey Keimig
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Join us for fun read-aloud books and hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) inspired activities once a month. Materials provided. Registration is required.

Fun With Circuits – Winter Break Day Camp

December 29, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 17, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 per day; $200 all sessions | Non-Members: $60 per day; $240 all sessions
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
Additional Information
Spend the day digging into electronics from our MakerSpace. Kids will learn how to make electricity using play dough. Find out what a Makey-Makey is and how to use it. Learn why electricity runs the world.

Pokemon Club

November 3 – December 29, 2021
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 6+
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Meet Up with other Pokémon trainers at Pokémon Club! Trading Card Game, Nintendo DS, and Pokémon Go gamers are all welcome. Ages 6+. Registration is required at www.carnegiestout.org or call the Children's Help Desk at 563-589-4225 ext. 2228

Are Penguins Really Birds? – School’s Out Day Camp

January 17, 2022
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 7, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Let's talk penguins! What makes penguins unique? What makes them birds? If they can't fly, what do they use their wings for? Join us to discover the answers to all these questions and more!

Winter Ice Skating Classes

January 8 – February 19, 2022
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
RSVP By January 7, 2022
Location 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $80.00
Organization Theisen's Learn to Skate
Contact Rebecca Menzynski
Phone (563) 275-6576
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Additional Information
Winter ice skating has arrived. Time to dust off your skates and head to the Mystique Ice Center. Join us as we glide into the new year with our next 6 week learn to skate session. All new and returning skaters ages 3 and up are welcome to register for group class instruction.

Homeschool Days

January 12, 2022
Start Time 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For All Ages
Cost $9.95 per person
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Homeschool Days will take place at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on the second Wednesdays in November, December, and January. Homeschool families can enjoy the River Museum at their own pace for just $9.95 per person. Experience the daily activities - no registration required.

4th/5th Grade After School Volleyball Camp

January 24 – February 17, 2022
Start Time Immediately after school for 90 minutes
RSVP By January 13, 2022
Location Elementary School Gymnasiums
Event For Grades 4-5
Cost $24/participant or Free to those families that qualify.
Organization City of Dubuque Leisure Services
Contact Brian Feldott
Phone (563) 589-4316
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Additional Information
This program will meet for 90 minutes (following school dismissal), placing an emphasis on learning volleyball fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, and FUN! Practices will be held twice per week for 4 weeks.

Outdoor Survival 101

December 28, 2021
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 17, 2021
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 per day; $200 all sessions | Non-Members: $60 per day; $240 all sessions
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Spend the day experiencing simple outdoor survival skills. Campers will learn about cooking on campfires, hiking, staying warm, and other skills. Learn how to identify trees, spot animal tracks, and complete other outdoor activities.

Spineless – School’s Out Day Camp

February 4, 2022
Start Time 9 a,m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 28, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
What do a centipede, jellyfish, and crayfish all have in common? No backbone! Come learn all about invertebrates.

Water Worlds – School’s Out Day Camp

February 25, 2022
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By February 18, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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One river can house numerous water worlds. From wetlands to main channel, the river has many different types of homes, each perfect for different types of animals.

Mammal Mania – School’s Out Day Camp

February 24, 2022
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By February 18, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Who is the true "king of the beasts?" We look at the characteristics and adaptations of various mammals to see who will best survive in different climates and habitats.

Get Ready For Gardening – School’s Out Day Camp

April 15, 2022
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By April 8, 2022
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60; Save by purchasing all sessions!
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Using the greenhouse as our backdrop, learn why we use them for gardening and the science behind how one works. We will help prepare to plant some seeds for the River Museum and get some seeds to take home.

Pajama Storytime

September 23 – May 26, 2022
Start Time 6 p.m.
Location Online
Event For Ages 3-6
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie Stout Public Library
Contact Bailey Keimig
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Recommended for ages 6 and younger with a favorite adult, though all families are welcome to attend. Join us for a cozy evening of stories, songs, and fun! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.