Limited, In-Person Services Available

All library locations are now open for limited browsing, public computer use, and additional in-person services for several hours per day Monday through Saturday. Please find service hours and full details HERE.

Adult Boredom Busters

BBuster Adults

So, your eyes are tired from reading, you've finished whatever you watched on Netflix after Tiger King, and you're looking for something else to do. Our staff members have you covered. They've put together some boredom buster activities that will keep your mind sharp, your body active, and your motivation strong during this time of social distancing. Keep checking back, as we'll keep adding to this list. Don't forget to check out our Boredom Busters for Kids as well!

Library Resources

eBooks and eAudiobooks from Libby and RBDigital

Check out our eBook and eAudiobook Guide to learn more. The first Harry Potter book is now always available - no holds, no wait times! It's free with your DMPL card or digital card. Residency restrictions apply - you must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County.

Kanopy

Find tens of thousands of films - from award-winning modern movies to cinematic classics to the best of international and independent film. It's free with your DMPL card or digital card. Residency restrictions apply - you must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County.

Pongalo

Vea más de 10,000 episodios de sus telenovelas y series de televisión favoritas, además de películas de América Latina, España, y EE. UU., ¡100% en español y a la carta!

The Great Courses

Over 150 courses, including, Fundamentals of Photography, Techniques for Retraining Your Brain, Great Meals in Less Time, and Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body. Check out our Great Courses blog to learn more. It's free with your DMPL card or digital card. Residency restrictions apply - you must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County.

Qello

Get your front row seat to concerts and award-winning documentaries featuring Beyoncé, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and many others. It's free with your DMPL card or digital card. Residency restrictions apply - you must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County.

IndieFlix

Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. It's free with your DMPL card or digital card. Residency restrictions apply - you must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County.

Acorn TV

World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming. It's free with your DMPL card or digital card. Residency restrictions apply - you must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County.

 

External Resources

Physical Activity

Entertainment and Informational

Brain Teasers and Puzzles

Educational

Mindfulness