This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Celebrate Banned Books Week with a take-and-make bag inspired by Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the NEA Big Reads book pick! Our partners at ASAP have prepared a wonderful art project appropriate for ages 5-18! Starting Thursday, Septemb...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, music and activities that promote preliteracy and school readiness skills with Miss Janee outdoors on the Library Lawn.  For children ages 3-5. In case of rain, storytime will b...

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Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

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

CANCELLED Play and Learn with EveryStep

10:00am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Want to connect with other caregivers in the Des Moines area? Looking for play ideas to get your kids ready for school? Then come to the the and join our friends at EveryStep for Play and Learn! Play and Learn offers child-directed, open ended, ...

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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.

Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and learn school readiness skills. For children ages 3-5.  ...

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Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
From Books to Masterpieces!  Each week Miss Donna will read a picture book, explore materials, and create with art and S.T.E.M activities. Ages 3 to 8, older siblings are welcome to attend. Program runs from Septemb...

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Children’s Program

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

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Anime/Manga Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Love anime and manga? Want to nerd out about it with other people who love it, too? Then join us for the Teen Anime/Manga Meetup! We’ll get together and discuss all things anime and manga, do crafts, play games, watch anime, and more! Ages 12-18...

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Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

East Side Puzzle Challenge

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Required
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Details:
Join us for a spirited evening of puzzle piecing at the second annual East Side Puzzle Challenge! Ten teams will work the same 150-piece puzzle, competing against a 60 minute clock. The top three teams to complete the puzzle....or to c...

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Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 71
Event Details:
A mini-series of author events at Franklin Ave. Library includes an initial session in which Deb Engle will talk about her background, her life as a writer and her books, with plenty of time for a Q&A. The second session will include informa...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion.  The DSM Book Club is an online sharing session designed to showcase Des Moines' favorite reads. This club will ...