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Early Out @ Central: Cornucopia craft

November 25th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Central Library

Stop by the Children's area at Central after school to make a cornucopia craft. Parent/Guardian must be present with child, and supplies may be limited.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sneak Preview

November 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library

See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Take a fantastic musical journey with Mr. Potts and his children as they discover a car with magical properties. Come and enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

Teen D.I.Y.: Sudsy Soapmaking

December 2nd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Central Library
Looking for the perfect gift to give to family or a friend? Come and learn how to make soap and make bars to give as gifts!

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7th, 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Franklin Avenue Library
We will provide all of the materials to make an amazing gingerbread house fit for an elf. Each family that registers will receive one house to decorate together.

To register for this program, please register the name of one family member to represent your family. Since each family will get their own house, you only need to have one registration spot, no matter how large your group. Registration will begin November 2.

Pokemon Club

December 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Come to our monthly Pokémon Club! Bring your Pokémon playing cards and Nintendo DS to battle other Pokémon fans. Grades 3-12.

Franklin Crafty Readers

December 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Join us in the Children's Area to enjoy a story and make a related craft. Ages 3-8.

Songs of the Season

December 8th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

The Meredith Middle School Singers, under the musical supervision of Kelly Kretschmer, will present a program of seasonal tunes and other pieces.

Star Wars Craft Day!

December 9th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Central Library

Kids! Celebrate the new "Star Wars" movie at the Central Library! Stop in afterschool to make a paper towel tube lightsaber, Yoda ears, Origami Yoda and a Chewbacca or Wookie paper bag puppet to take home. This is a drop-in program. Parent or guardian must be present with children.

Artsy Kids: Magic Balloon Ornaments

December 9th, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

We are going to create a very unique project using balloons and yarn. It makes a great ornament for the tree or decoration for your room. This program is for kids in grades 3-8 and requires preregistration.

Cookie Decorating Party

December 12th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
East Side Library

Join us for a holiday cookie decorating party! We will have sugar cookies ready to decorate with a variety of frosting colors and sprinkles!!

Christmas Classic Movie

December 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
East Side Library

A desperate and downtrodden man is visited by a guardian angel around Christmastime who shows him what the world would be like if he had never been born.