DMPL closed Monday, May 27

Plan ahead: All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. 

COMING SOON: Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge starts Monday, June 3! Find more information on the program HERE, and learn all about our special Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 2 HERE!

Family Author Night: Kelly Crull

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Arts & Crafts, Educational
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Program Description

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The whole family can join us for this special event featuring Kelly Crull, the author of "Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic."  He will share information about all of the plastic that ends up in the ocean, and how it can be turned into art.  Then we will create our own recycled art by making sharks out of used bottles.


The Franklin Library is located on DART Route #5.



Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.