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LifeServe Blood Drive

9:00am - 3:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 2, 3
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Did you know 100% of the blood used in central Iowa comes from LifeServe Blood Center?  Join LifeServe Blood Center and Des Moines Public Library in saving local lives with blood donations.  LifeServe Blood Center only collects blood ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards

10:00am - 8:00pm
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Make a Valentine in our children's area! While supplies last. ...
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
Event Details:
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
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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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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose!

10:30am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
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. Following the program...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
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! Activities are pro...
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Editing and paring a lifetime of memories is not something to put off until you approach or cross life's finish line. Rather, make sorting, selling and clearing out what you no longer need, use or love a way of living.  It will make your life be...
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Read a story, explore and create with art and STEM activities! Bring your imagination and join us in the children's area. Ages 3 years to 8 years. ...
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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Level Up!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Join us every Tuesday as we play Roblox, Minecraft, and more. Grades 3-8.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pokémon Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Do you love all things Pokémon?  Catch 'em all at our monthly Pokémon Club.  Enjoy snacks, trade cards, watch the show, and hang out after school with other fans.  Drop in anytime between 4:00-5:00 for snacks, fun, and more every secon...

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Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
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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Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

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: , Movies
Event Details:
Join us for a showing of Brown Girl Begins (see trailer) as part of February's Black Future Film series ...

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Movie Rating

Movie is not intended for children unless accompanied by an adult.

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: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
The whole family can come to the library for stories, rhymes and songs. Rosie's Rocket Reading Room ...
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This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Play with your food and eat it too with our candy slime activity.  We will read some sweet stories and take home our delicious snack. ...

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Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss Ask Again, Yes: A Novel by Mary Beth Keane. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. No registration required.  ...