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 at the beginning of 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 ba

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 at the beginning of 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

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:

Join us outside on the Forest Ave Library's lawn for Everystep's Healthy Start Program!  These educational events are for children and families and include experienced staff providing referrals to community resources, Information about health

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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 "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Study Room 4
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:

Reserved for staff use for New Americans meeting.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Foundation

3:30pm - 7:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Administrative Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:

Meeting

This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Foundation

3:30pm - 7:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Administrative Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:

Meeting

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! Do you need volunteer hours? Students ages 12-18 may volunteer at the South Side Library with Miss Janee for 1 hour performing various tasks during our South VolunTeens program! This is a great way to earn volunteer hours!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

NEA Big Reads Book Discussion-Parable of the Sower

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Genre Voyager Book Club is taking a quick break this month, so that we can discuss the classic book, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler for the NEA Big Reads Program.

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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.