Library closed on Juneteenth

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth. We will reopen at the regular time on Thursday, June 20.

The Natural Landscaping at the Franklin Avenue Library

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Joel Van Roekel, supervisor of environmental education for Des Moines Parks and Recreation, will speak about the native plant species and the benefits they provide in the natural landscape that surrounds the Franklin Avenue Library. This is an outdoor program requiring limited walking during early evening summer sun, so please dress appropriately.


Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

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