Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closing at 2:00 PM today (Monday, January 25). No in-person or curbside services will be provided after that time. 

Deadlines for holds pickup and items due Monday and Tuesday have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Forest Avenue Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

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Join us for a virtual version of our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, featuring special guest speaker Tricia Harris. She is an activist and speaker who has worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and worked closely with Dr. Bernice A. King and diplomat and activist Andrew J. Young.

Harris will present on "Beloved Community and Six Principles of Nonviolence." A Q-and-A session will follow her presentation