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 "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.

Preschool 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:

This week's storytime will have a special guest reader from DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority).  They will be reading Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña.  

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

Play, Grow, Learn!

10:15am - 11:30am
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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 "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

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

Visit us at the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Create an email account, build a simple resume, and learn about the library catalog.

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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

We will be discussing When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Coffee and treats will be served. Copies of the book may be picked up at the circulation desk.

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

Comics Creators

3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program.

This event is in the "Children" group.

3-D Castles A.

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Required
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Build your own castle using our 3-D pens. You will learn the basics of using a pen to draw 2-D objects and then turn them into 3-D toys in only a few simple steps. For ages 5-12. Registration Required, space is limited!

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

Minecraft Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:

Come build with us! Computers and iPads provided: just bring your imaginations.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

South VolunTeens

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:

Teens! Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Become a VolunTeen at the South Side Library! Teens ages 12-18 can volunteer at South and complete various library projects with the youth librarian from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTeens

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:

Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library.

This event is in the "Children" group.

3-D Castles B

4:45pm - 5:30pm
Required
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Build your own castle using our 3-D pens. You will learn the basics of using a pen to draw 2-D objects and then turn them into 3-D toys in only a few simple steps. For ages 5-12. Registration Required, space is limited!

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: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Bring the family at night for stories, songs, and occasional crafts that prepares your children for school! You can even wear your jammies! All ages.

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

Join us for a discussion of The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.