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.

Teen Manga Meetup!

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Program Type:

Book Clubs, Take & Make

Age Group:

Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 12 to 18

Program Description

Event Details

UPDATE: Due to excessive heat expected on the day of the program, this program will be hosted inside the Central Library in the meeting rooms. Masks are encouraged. 


Love anime and manga? Want to nerd out about it with other people who love it, too? Then join us for a Manga Meetup!

Each registrant will pick up a manga kit---complete with a manga, pocky, and a craft---at the Central Library Pickup Window prior to the program. Each kit contains a different manga title, so be sure to read the manga in your kit before the programKits will be available starting Thursday, June 10. Then, we'll all get together to talk about the manga we read and all other things anime and manga, and do the craft!


Your kit will contain one of the titles from the following list of manga: 

Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama

Bortuo by Masashi Kishimoto

Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa

Noragami: Stray God by Adachitoka

Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotoouge

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V by Shin Yoshida

Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate

One-Punch Man by Yusuke Murata 

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa 

My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi


Note: All manga in this program is rated T for Teen and may contain material which some parents may find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents and guardians are responsible for determining what library programs their children may attend.

If you would like more information on the rating systems used in the above manga, please visit the following publisher websites:

Viz Media

Kodansha Comics and the accompanying Introduction document




Indoor Program

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.