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. 

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Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank Exhibit

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Educational, Exhibits

Age Group:

All Ages
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We invite you to visit the traveling exhibit, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank at the Franklin Avenue Library from Sunday, June 12th through Thursday, June 30th. Making use of large size pictures, the exhibit tells the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews, and the Second World War. Through the life and legacy of Anne Frank, visitors are encouraged to consider how prejudice can lead to exclusion and discrimination in current times.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa will also be offering guided tours. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa at:

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank was developed by the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, and is distributed throughout the U.S. by the Anne Frank Center at the University of South Carolina. It was made available to communities throughout the state of Iowa by the University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum.