Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reopen for some in-person services on a limited basis on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Go HERE for all the details about our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
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This event is in the "Children" group.

Library Learning Bag: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Art Center

10/26/2020 @ 10:00am - 10/31/2020 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by Curbside Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Build Your Own Ofrenda Kit, courtesy of the Des Moines Art Center. The suggested age for the bags is 5-12 and are intended for you or your child to use in open-ended...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories, Songs and Movement!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Not so scary stories! Bring your imagination as we read books, sing and move our bodies in this playful story time about the world we live in. Ages two to six. You are welcome to wear a costume, but not required. This program has limited space ...

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Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Creative Readers

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Are you ready for winter? Read about Owl and how much he is looking forward to winter in Little Owl's Snow by Dirya Srinivasan and then make your very own owl and snow. Registration required - Please register as a family if m...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales Virtual Storytime with Shanti

10:15am - 11:00am
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for a special Furry Tales Storytime with Shanti the therapy dog.  Miss Jennifer will read a story about a dog and then you can meet Shanti virtually and learn all about what he does as a therapy dog.  If you have any questio...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Library Learning Bags: Shared Stories

11/14/2020 @ 10:00am - 11/20/2020 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by Curbside or DMPL Express Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Library Learning Bag. This month's bag includes an opportunity to share a story or work of art with a senior citizen in Des Moines. The Library Learning B...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mighty Girls Empowerment Series

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Are you a mighty girl*? Ready to become a mighty woman but have questions? Then join DMPL and community experts to get your questions answered in this four-session series. Know your body, know yourself, and get empowered! Session topics ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mighty Girls Empowerment Series

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Are you a mighty girl*? Ready to become a mighty woman but have questions? Then join DMPL and community experts to get your questions answered in this four-session series. Know your body, know yourself, and get empowered! Session topics ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mighty Girls Empowerment Series

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Are you a mighty girl*? Ready to become a mighty woman but have questions? Then join DMPL and community experts to get your questions answered in this four-session series. Know your body, know yourself, and get empowered! Session topics ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Children's Choice Award Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Help choose the next award winner!  Iowa’s Children’s Choice Awards are decided entirely by kids grades 3-6.  Join us for a Zoom bookclub where we will discuss Bob, by Wendy Mass of the Iowa Children's Choice Awards Books and go over the pr...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mighty Girls Empowerment Series

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Are you a mighty girl*? Ready to become a mighty woman but have questions? Then join DMPL and community experts to get your questions answered in this four-session series. Know your body, know yourself, and get empowered! Session topics ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime: ABC Fun with Rosie!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janeé and help Rosie the Reader learn the alphabet during this special live storytime on Facebook Live! Miss Janeé will read a special Rosie-themed alphabet story to Rosie and young children, and kids can also dance and wiggle with Rosie to...