Nancy Trask will present historical slides about the Monuments Men, focusing on George Stout, who was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa. George Clooneys character in The Monuments Men movie was based on Stout, although the character was named Frank Stokes for the sake of artistic license.
Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, shares favorite destinations, insights, and often-hilarious tales gleaned during decades spent roaming the twelve-state Midwest region as a travel writer, author, and public television personality.
Stop by the Children's area at Central Library to explore, play, and have fun after school. Make a tricky April Fool's Day craft to take home. Parent/Guardian must be present with child, and supplies may be limited.
Iowa State University Extension Polk County Master Gardener Mark White will give a presentation of growing vegetables in collaboration with the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Community Action Agency, and the Des Moines Public Library. As space is limited, please register online.
John Liepa has gathered baseball cards for over 50 years. John's collection now includes photographs, autographs, books, and memorabilia of most of Iowa's approximately 214 baseball players who have made it to the major leagues. His presentation combines his passion for Iowa history and baseball. Come early to browse John's baseball collection.
David Wright and fellow members of the North Bear Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present an introductory program on fly fishing for trout in Iowa streams. Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization with 147,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
Protect your personal information with document destruction. Come to the East Side Library Parking Lot, 2559 Hubbell Avenue, for on-site shredding services sponsored by Info Dog Security. Please limit 2 boxes per person.
Stroll through Riverview Park as Bill Kooker shares pictures and video clips. Bill's grandfather was one of the original owners and members of his family were involved with the park for almost fifty years.
Come and try out the painting technique created by Georges Seurat in the late 19th century. Everyone will have a chance to create a gorgeous painting to take home. This program is for 3rd-8th graders and requires preregistration.