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Kids Book Club

February 5th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Join us after school for Kids Book Club at the East Side Library. Children ages 8-12 are invited to read A Year Down Under by Richard Peck. Copies of the book are available at the East Side Information Desk.

Sunday Funday: Art Cart

February 8th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Stop by the Children's area at Central Library to explore, play, and have fun on a Sunday. Today we have a an art cart full of ways to use your creativity. Parent/Guardian must be present with child, and supplies may be limited.

Furry Tales

February 10th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Central Library

Stop by the Central children's library to sign up for a ten minute slot to read a story to a therapy dog! Reading to a therapy dog is a great way to practice reading skills, build confidence and make a furry friend!


February 11th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
South Side Library

Teens volunteer their time to help out with various library projects. This is a wonderful opportunity for students needing workplace skills, fulfilling school requirements or looking to give back to the community.


The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, Fifty Years On

February 17th, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Drake University Associate Professor of History Curt M. Cardwell will discuss the historic Selma to Montgomery March, which took place fifty years ago in March. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the march through Alabama to bring attention to the many discriminatory practices used to disenfranchise black citizens.

Artsy Kids-Ioway Indian Crafts

February 25th, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

A special guest from Living History Farms will be joining us to explain about the different tools Ioway Indians made and used in the year 1700. Everybody will get to make their own pot to take home. This program is for 3rd-8th graders and requires preregistration. Thank you to the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library for sponsoring this program.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood Sneak Preview

February 28th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Franklin Avenue Library

See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. This is a frantically funny retelling of the classic legend we all know and love. Come and enjoy the performance and sign up to win free tickets to the play!