Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will open at NOON Tuesday, January 26 for curbside pickup (and computers at Central Library) due to inclement weather. All holds pickup deadlines and due dates 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.

Surprise Animal Rocks

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Play & Learn

Program Description

Event Details

Join Miss Jennifer as she teaches everyone how to make surprise animal rocks.

Supplies you will need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Something to put inside the rocks like a small plastic animal (make sure it is something that can get wet)
  • Spray Bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Tray or cookie sheet

This video illustrates the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar.