Kids! Get ready for "Frozen 2" with our "Frozen" Science Extravaganza at South from 6:30 to 7:30 PM! Families can rotate through several art and STEM activities! Construct a Blizzard in a Bottle, search for "Frozen" characters in our sensory bins, learn how snow dissolves with our baking soda and vinegar experiment, take turns coloring Anna and Elsa's castle and more! For youth ages 3-8.
Kids! Join us at South from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our Poster Coloring Day in the Elementary Area! Choose a winter-themed fuzzy poster, color it using our supplies, and take it home! For youth ages 3-12. Parent or guardian must be present with children. Craft available while supplies last.
Kids! Get ready to explore the galaxy at South with our "Star Wars" Scavenger Hunt! Drop in from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to search the library for "Star Wars" characters and win a prize! May the Force be with you! For youth ages 5-12. Parent or guardian must be present with children.
Does your child love spiders? Visit the South Side Library and learn about the world of spiders with Polk County Conservation! Kids can learn about different types of spiders, how they hunt for food, and view live spiders in this 30-minute program! All ages welcome!
Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.
Don’t mine at night, Never look at Enderman, and if you hear the gentle sizzle of a creeper RUUUUUUN! Sign up for one of three slots and see if you survive our Minecraft escape room. Imagination Station.
Celebrate Dinovember and make a simple home for your dinosaur using our materials. Jars, plants, dirt, and rocks will be provided while supplies last.
Double, double toil and trouble! Join us for this enchanted film and wicked craft. Movie has 95 minute runtime and PG rating. Supplies are limited; registration recommended.
Join us for a special showing of Goosebumps 2! Rated PG. Two boys unleash Halloween monster mayhem when they open a mysterious locked book they found in an old abandoned house - including witches, werewolves, and giant gummy bears. Decorate a paper monster mask, enjoy light refreshments while supplies last, and check out all the Goosebumps books you can imagine while enjoying the film. Run time: 100 minutes.
Join us outside the library on the lawn for a very special storytime with a Firefighter from the Des Moines Fire Department. Hear stories, learn more about fire safety, and get to see a fire truck up close!