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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.

Welcome to Winter In Iowa

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Winters in Iowa can be hard and cold. How should you prepare? The Iowa International Center has the answers.  Come to DMPL North Side Library to learn about ways to stay warm, prepare your home, drive safely, and have fun in the cold winter months.

Topics include: winter clothing, travel, home weather-proofing, and how to safely enjoy outdoor recreation during these cold months.

This program is open to everyone, but may have particular appeal to those experiencing their first Iowa winter or those with limited English skills.



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.