Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to read with Caper, the therapy dog, at the library. Caper is a friendly Pembroke Welsh Corgi who loves to hear stories! Walk in and sign up for a session in the children's area!
The Franklin Avenue Library welcomes The Belin Quartet. The quartet is well known in the greater Des Moines community for their free noon-time concerts during the summer. Members of the quartet include violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Sherida Josephson, and cellist George Work. The Belin Quartet was established in 2000 by a generous grant to the Civic Music Association from David Belin's charitable foundation, the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts.
Come hear Victoria share her story about her poetry book Warrior Heart, Pilgrim Soul: An Immigrant's Journey and her upcoming collection of short stories entitled, Pieces of Dreams and Other Stories. Find out more about the DMPL Writers' Workshop.
Children are invited hear King Bidgood's in the Bathtub before enjoying a hands-on session exploring the dynamic properties of Ivory soap. Participants will take home our sudsy science experiment (while supplies last). Grades K-5.
Halloween Hustle Dance Party! Get in the groove with Children's author Charlotte Gunnufson. Listen to the story of Skeleton and his friends and participate in original action rhymes, dance along to some Halloween music favorites and make a craft.
Join us for a celebration of Fall and reading! Kids in can dress in their costumes and join us for literacy/carnival games, crafts, not-so spooky stories, and more! This event is for kids from toddlers up through 4th Grade.