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 Varsity Cinema Book Club: Forbidden Planet

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The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with The Varsity Cinema for The Varsity Cinema Book Club.

Read the book. Watch the movie. Discuss them both!

This month, we will be reading the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare, and watching the film Forbidden Planet by Fred M. Wilcox. Limited copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Central Library Pick-up Window starting the first of the month.  You may also read or download a copy using this link:

The book and movie discussion will be held at The Varsity Cinema (1207 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311) on June 26th at 8:30 PM. This discussion is free and open to the public with no purchase necessary.  Note: there will be an admission charge if you would like to see the movie, and you may use promo code: DMPL to get a discounted ticket!  Please check for showtimes and details.