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. ...
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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...
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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: Central Library
Room: Central Library Tech Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
On June 3, 2019, the Des Moines City Council passed the Energy and Water Benchmarking Ordinance requiring building owners of buildings 25,000 sq. ft or larger to benchmark and submit to the City of Des Moines their energy and water usage annually by ...
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will be discussing the book Salt Houses by Hala Alyan. Copies are available to check out at the North Side Library.  ...

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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 "Children" group.
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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.  ...
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This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Gaming
Event Details:
Tweens and Teens! Learn to make something new during our Try It Out Tuesday events at South! This month, participants can use toothpicks and gumdrops to construct geometric shapes. Taste-testing allowed! No registration required. For youth ages 8-18....
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Administrative Board Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:15 PM at the Central Library in the Administrative Board Room. ...
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.

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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Event Details:
We the Interwoven author Hieu Pham, born in Vietnam, immigrated to Iowa with her family as a child. She is passionate about issues such as Asian American identity, community health and the immigrant diasporic experience. She works as an advocate at M...
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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 Fast Color (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.

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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 Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Some animals like to be cuddled, but these ones are mostly hand-off!  Learn about a range of not-so-cuddly critters with a Blank Park Zoo educator and enjoy some animal stories. ...

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Children’s Program

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