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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Andy is missing and none of his toys are happy about it.  Round up Woody and his friends in this scavenger hunt at Forest Avenue Library to win a prize!  Best for ages 6+ ...

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Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
We are kicking off our outdoor storytimes with a visit from Rosie, our library mascot!  She loves to read and is excited to visit the park. The whole family can come to Tower Park at 10:15 AM for this special outdoor Family Storytime.  B...

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

Pride Mosaics

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Celebrate Pride month with friends by creating your own unique rainbow mosaic designs!   Registration encouraged, but not required.  ...

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Children’s Program

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

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.

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. They may also offer support and ...

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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.
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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. All skill levels welc...

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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.

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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Kick off Summer Reading at the library with this archeology-themed escape room! Participants will have 45 minutes to sleuth through dig sites, clues, and interviews to find the fossils of the lost spinosaurus.  ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Learn about the uses of these animals coloring and camouflage that help them thrive in their environment. A friend from the Blank Park Zoo will visit and bring some animals that use camouflage! ...

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Children’s Program

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

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.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Kick off Summer Reading at the library with this archeology-themed escape room! Participants will have 45 minutes to sleuth through dig sites, clues, and interviews to find the fossils of the lost Spinosaurus.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop

5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for the DMPL Writer's Workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 PM. Share samples of work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. Email your submission to Julia at jmdunt@dmpl.org by 12 PM the Tuesday before the ...

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

Summer Reading Kickoff

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Exhibits, Play & Learn, Take & Make
Event Details:
Join us at the South Side Library for a Summer Reading Kickoff from 6:30-7:30 PM! Kids and teens can sign up for the All Summer Long Program, and engage in STEM and art stations! For youth ages 3-17.  ...

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Children’s Program

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

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.

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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janee for a special 30-minute Swim Storytime at Nahas Aquatic Center! Participants can listen (and splash) to fun stories and songs. Admission is free. All Ages.    ...

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Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

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