Cooling Centers

All DMPL locations are serving as cooling centers during open hours. DART is providing free rides to cooling center locations July 12-15 due to the extreme heat. Additional cooling center locations can be found here.

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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
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Leaves are falling. Temps are dropping! Time to bundle up with a good book or movie! Stop by the South Side Library to shop our Fall Book and Media Sale and stock up on good reads and films for the winter.

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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
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Join us for a special visitor from the Animal Rescue League's Therapets program today at 9:30 AM! Between 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, the East Side Library invites families and children with special needs to borrow materials and enjoy the library.

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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Study Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
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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.

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FAFSA Ready Iowa

10:00am - 1:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Tech Central
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
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Begin the process of applying for college! Receive free help from trained volunteers who will help you fill out the FAFSA form which is required to determine eligibility for financial aid.

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Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts,
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Kids and families! Drop in at South from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our Kid's Craft Day! This week, kids can decorate, color and take home a 3-D paper pumpkin! For youth ages 3 and up. This is a drop-in, unsupervised program.

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Legos at the Library

10:00am - 4:30pm
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
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Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages.

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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
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Celebremos El Dia del Cocinero con cuentos, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. 

¡Vamos a hacer sombreros de cocineros y guacamole! Te esperamos. 

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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Performances
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Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Freaky Friday. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

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

Pumpkin Storytime

11:00am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, , Storytimes
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The pumpkin harvest is here and there are so many things about this squash that we love. Join us stories galore about pumpkins, decorate your own mini-pumpkin and get ready to investigate the gooey insides of a great big pumpkin.

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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
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Do you get anxious when your cellphone dies or you forget it at home? Do you find yourself looking at a screen while spending time with your friends or family?

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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Movies
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Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, and Helena Bonham Carter give voice to characters dead and undead in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.