July 4 closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will commence Tuesday, July 5.

Franklin Pickup Window Closed

The Franklin Avenue Library pickup window is closed until further notice. If you are scheduled to pick up your holds at the window, please go inside Franklin Avenue Library to do so.

A Thousand Acres Sneak Peek

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Join Des Moines Metro Opera for a preview of A Thousand Acres based on the novel by Jane Smiley. Enjoy live performances from the opera, ahead of its world premiere in July, followed by a Q&A. Attendees have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the opera!

*includes mature themes and is intended for adult audience