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.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement.

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Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Toddlers and caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, occasional crafts and a little playtime with Miss Janee. For toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Study Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:

Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

10:15am - 10:45am
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months.

Disclaimer(s)

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Meeting Room.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Join us at Forest Avenue Library for a very special storytime with a Firefighter from the Des Moines Fire Department. We'll share some stories about fire safety, learn about firefighter equipment, and then explore a fire truck up close!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Gaming Unplugged

2:30pm - 4:45pm
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:

Board and card games will be out for open play in our meeting room after school! Light snacks will be available while supplies last.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

CultureALL Ambassador Ana Rodriguez will help children explore some of the traditions and celebrations unique to life in Mexico.

This program is for children ages six to twelve and requires registration.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

Come and make an exciting, ever changing, colorful kaleidoscope using paper towel tubes and a variety of materials. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please register in order to guarantee supplies.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn, Computers & Technology
Event Details:

A Rube Goldberg machine performs a simple task in a complicated way. See if you can design a chain reaction of your own to achieve your goal!

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Latina Legacy Event

6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Event Details:

Join us for a community-led event celebrating the legacy of Latinas in Iowa. Program will feature speakers and music to honor Latina legacies. Appetizers and refreshments will be served; program will be conducted in English.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together.