DMPL closed Monday, May 27

Plan ahead: All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. 

COMING SOON: Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge starts Monday, June 3! Find more information on the program HERE, and learn all about our special Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 2 HERE!

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:

Visit the Franklin Library every Monday to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommende

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:

Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters.

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.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:

Join us for a special outdoor presentation on Winter Survival: How to animals survive the harsh winter. We’ll learn what kind of unique strategies Iowa animals use to shake off the cold while bundling up outside on the library lawn!

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Typing Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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: 3
Event Details:

Would you like to learn how to type or improve your keyboarding skills at your own pace? The library can help! Visit the North Side Library every Monday at 3pm to practice and get one on one assistance. Laptops will be provided.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts,
Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

This Day of the Dead, come to the Franklin Avenue Library to create your own skull lamp in memory of your friends and relatives who have passed away.

Disclaimer(s)

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

Resume Basics for Young Adults!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Join us on Zoom to improve your resume game with experts from Iowa’s own Connect 2 Careers!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop ONLINE

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Required
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Join us online for the DMPL Writer's Workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. 

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.
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: Educational
Event Details:
  • Social Security Benefits & Advanced Filing Strategies
  • Ways to avoid higher taxation of Social Security benefits  
  •  Choosing the right age to file your benefits

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Children" group.

Native American Culture for Kids with CultureAll

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Required
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, , Take & Make
Required
Seats Remaining: 31
Event Details:

Families! Join the South Side Library via Zoom and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a special presentation from CultureAll at 6:30 p.m.