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.

Backyard Science: Bubble Wands

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Age Group:

Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 5 to 10

Program Description

Event Details

Join us for STEM exploration and fun with Backyard Science at South! Families will learn the science of bubbles by assembling a large bubble wand and use our bubble solution to test out their wands on the Library Lawn!

For youth ages 5-10.  Preregisration required. Space is limited to 15 children. 


Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.