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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
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The East Side Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County Polling Place. The Meeting Room will open to the public at 7:00 AM for voting. The Meeting Room will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM.

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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
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The Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County Polling Place. The Meeting Room will open to the public at 7:00 AM for voting. The Meeting Room will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM.

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Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:

Find all the hidden clues around the children’s section and complete the activities to win a prize! While supplies last.

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

Disney Scavenger Hunt

10:00am - 4:00pm
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming
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Kids! Can you find all of the Disney characters hidden inside the South Side Library? Stop in from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to find them all and win a small prize! For youth ages 3 and up. Parent or guardian must be present with children. 

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

Baby Rhyme Time

10:15am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
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Join us for rhymes, bounces, a story, and a short playtime.

For caregivers and babies from newborns up to eighteen months.

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
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“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.

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
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Mother Goose on the Loose will be held in the children's area today due to Election Day. “Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
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Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation!

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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Movies
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Kids and Families! Enjoy the Fall Break and South and watch the film "Toy Story 4" (Rated G) starting at 2:30 p.m. We'll have snacks and kids can decorate toy crafts to take home during the film.

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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
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Read a story, explore and create with art and STEM activities! Bring your imagination and join us in the children's area. Ages three to eight.

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Level Up!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Conference Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:

Join us every Tuesday as we play Minecraft, Roblox, and more. Ages 8-12. 

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Great Americana Book Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Offsite Event
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. This month's book is The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.

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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Storytimes
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Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish.

Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español.

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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:

Take your ukulele skills to the next level with instructor Natalie Steenson.

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

Family Storytime

6:15pm - 6:45pm
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
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The whole family can come to the library for stories, rhymes and songs.

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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Bring the entire family together early in the evening for stories, songs and occasional crafts. It's a great way for busy parents to relax and listen to stories with their children.