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Glowforge Training

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Tech Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Learn how to use the Glowforge Plus Laser Engraver at Tech Central! This program takes the place of the 1 on 1 Glowforge tutorial, so you will be fully qualified to book and use the Glowforge on your own after this program. You can also make an acryl...

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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.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join us for this special Sunshine Storytime that celebrates Juneteenth! Miss Janee will read a story about Juneteenth outdoors on the library lawn. Afterwards, families can make a Juneteenth Confetti Popper to take...

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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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Come join Miss Mary for her last event at the Central Library.  She is retiring and wants to have a dance party to celebrate with her storytime friends!   Come and dance, play with beach balls, bubbles and the parachute!  Make sur...

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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.

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

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and learn school readiness skills. Afterwards, we will enjoy free-play together. ...

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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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cricut training

11:00am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Video Editing Station
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Cricut training. fv/ce ...
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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 Success Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you curious to discover what online resources the Des Moines Public Library has to offer but unsure where to start?  Well start here!  Our librarian, Dennis, will give a brief overview and introduction to the various electronic resource...

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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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Pokémon Bingo

2:30pm - 3:30pm
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Kids and caregivers! Join us in the Meeting Room and play rounds of Bingo using characters from the Pokémon series and win prizes! For youth ages 6 and up.   ...

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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.

Bouncing Bubbles!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Love bubbles but hate how easily they pop? Then join us at Central Library to try your hand at making bubbles you can bounce and hold in your hand without them popping! ...

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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.

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.
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Event Details:
Welcome to the 2022 Reading Challenge Movie Club! Each month we'll watch a movie based on a book that fulfills at least one of the 12 categories of our Reading Challenge! If you read the book that goes with the movie, you'll be all set for the challe...

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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.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Celebrate Pride month in the most delicious way: By decorating cookies with rainbow frosting! We will make other crafts as well. Come ready to fab it up! ...

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Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

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: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join the Forest Avenue 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 i...

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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: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us once a month to discuss books by underrepresented authors. Our goal is to amplify these voices and experiences while discussing social issues in the context of fiction and non-fiction books. 'There's really no such thing as the 'voiceless....
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Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Revisit the crafts you loved doing at summer camp or during afterschool programs but with a grown-up twist!  This month we will be creating macramé keychains while grooving to some oldies. Come solo or bring a group of friends! ...

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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.