This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Every week enjoy a different drop-in craft for our littlest readers.  From paper bag puppets to process-based art, these activities will help kids combine learning and play using the five simple steps of literacy: read, write, talk, sing, play!&...
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Video Editing Station
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Library Meeting
Event Details:
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Forest Avenue Library and Iowa Juneteenth to celebrate Juneteenth here in Iowa. Together with Dwana Bradley, General Chairperson of Iowa Juneteenth, we will explore the history of Juneteenth, how we celebrate Juneteenth here in Des Moines, and w...

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Children’s Program

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

Storytime Disclaimer (2021)

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janee for a fun filled storytime! Caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, wiggles and more, all selected to engage your active toddler. Ages 18 months to 3 years old.   ...

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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.

Storytime Disclaimer (2021)

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

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

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy introductory stories, songs, music, and movement with Samantha. For youth ages 18 months to 36 months. ...
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
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 pa...

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Inclement Weather

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

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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Staff from the Financial Empowerment Center and Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families are ready to provide one-on-one job search and resume assistance to job seekers. A career coach can guide you through resume building, applying for jobs, ...

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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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Baby Rhyme Time

10:15am - 10:45am
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 2, 3
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months.     ...

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Children’s Program

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

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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Donna for this fun filled story time! Together we will enjoy stories, songs, and more, all selected to engage your active toddler. Ages 18 months to 3 years old.   ...

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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.

Storytime Disclaimer (2021)

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Wednesday

12:00pm - 7:30pm
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Drop in between noon and 7:30 to build with Legos! ...
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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Tween and Teen Ukulele Camp

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Required
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side's soprano ukuleles for the class. Natalie Steenson will facilitate this 3-day camp for ages 8-18, teaching ukulele...

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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: Central Library
Room: Central Library Tech Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics like using a mouse, typing, email­­­, document creation and more.  ...

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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.

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.

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Anime Manga Meetup!

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Required
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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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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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Reading Help For Adults

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, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Want to read, write, and speak better? DMACC’s Adult Literacy Center can help. Meet at the North Side Library on Wednesdays at 3 PM for free help learning to read. For more information, call 515-248-7517. ...

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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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Reading Buddies with ARL TheraPets!

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Required
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness, Play & Learn
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Do you love animals? Then visit Central Library to practice reading with an ARL TheraPet! Kids will each get 15 minutes to spend reading and interacting with a live, certified pet-therapy animal.  Engaging with animals is a great way to boost...

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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.

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.

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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Art in the Library: Chihuly Glass

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Required
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Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Visit the library and create a piece of art using everyday materials that resembles Dale Chihuly's amazing glass sculptures. Art in the Library is for children ages 6-12 and requires preregistration.     The Franklin Library i...

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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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Forest VolunTeens

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Teens! Do you need volunteer hours? Students ages 12-18 may volunteer at the Forest Avenue Library for 1 hour performing various tasks during our VolunTeens program. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours! All students must submit a Teen Volunte...
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Family Storytime

6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family! Afterwards, we will enjoy a craft or open play together. ...

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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.

Storytime Disclaimer (2021)

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

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This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
What's the "spark" that shaped the lives of our local leaders? Hear from a different speaker each month as they share their "Spark Story,"  the specific experience that sparked them to create change in the community. In ...

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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.
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join South Side Library and Iowa Juneteenth for an evening to celebrate Juneteenth here in Iowa. Together with Dwana Bradley, General Chairperson of Iowa Juneteenth, we will explore the history of Juneteenth, how we celebrate Juneteenth here in Des M...

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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.

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.