July 4 closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will commence Tuesday, July 5.

Franklin Pickup Window Closed

The Franklin Avenue Library pickup window is closed until further notice. If you are scheduled to pick up your holds at the window, please go inside Franklin Avenue Library to do so.

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