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: 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 "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:

Stop by the Franklin Library and pick up a Science Project To Go Bag.  The bags will contain a science activity you can do at home that will let you explore different STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and math).  These act

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:

Do you want to practice your English and meet new people in the community?

All English levels welcome!

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.

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.

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