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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool 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:

Join Miss Janee for stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and occasional crafts/activities that build literacy and kindergarten-readiness skills. Ages three to five.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Storytime

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

Join us for stories, songs, and movement that build literacy and school-readiness skills.

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

Play, Grow, Learn!

10:15am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old.

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

Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

On Thursdays, children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs together, followed by a period of free play or drawing.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Visit us every Thursday afternoon to receive guidance in searching for jobs. We will use Google Tools to help you create an email account, build a simple resume, and apply for jobs.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Falling into Watercolors

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Learn the basics of watercolor painting and decorate stamped cards with some fun designs.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

SCI Code Camp: E-Textiles

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Required
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Join the Science Center of Iowa for the third in a three-part camp series.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Acompáñennos para aprender a crear artesanías hechas de tapones de vino (corchos)! Crean llaveros, barquitos, portatarjetas, y otras decoraciones. Mientras duren reservas. Niños menores de 12 años deben ser acompañados por un adulto.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

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.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:

Please join us for a public information meeting with the City of Des Moines with a focus on property taxes, storm water projects, and local option sales tax.