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Comics Creators

December 16, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Minecraft Club

December 16, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come build with us! Computers and iPads provided: just bring your imaginations. Ages 8-18....
This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTeens CANCELLED

December 16, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library. Applications must be turned in ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pokémon Card Swap

December 18, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Are you looking for a place to trade your Pokémon cards? Come to this monthly program and bring any cards you want to trade. This event is open to children ages seven to eighteen. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Youth Makerspace-Light Up Circuits

December 18, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Create a circuit using paper, and then make it light up. Perfect for creating a holiday card!  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

A Very Potter Escape Room!

December 18, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Sign up now for a Very Potter Escape Room!  Solve puzzles, riddles, and clues to unlock the case in our meeting room in this Harry Potter themed escape room.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Gingerbread Zombies/ Zombis de Jengibre

December 19, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holidays, Movies
Event Details:
It's never too late to be spooky! Join us at the East Side Library for a fun twist on a classic holiday cookie: gingerbread zombies! Movie will begin at 4:45pm. Cookies and crafts available while supplies last. ¡Nunca es demasiado tarde para espan...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Children’s Program

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

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pipe Cleaner Constellations

December 21, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop by North Side to recreate constellations with pipe cleaners! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Comics Creators

December 23, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Winter Challenge: Window-Clings

All Day
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holidays
Event Details:
Use puffy paint to design your own take-home window clings.  One craft allowed per child on a first come first served basis as supplies last! ...

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Winter Challenge: D.I.Y Origami

All Day
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Crack open one of our origami books and create your own paper sculptures to take home.  As supplies last. ...

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Winter Challenge: Paper Snowflakes

All Day
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holidays
Event Details:
Try your hand at our D.I.Y snowflake station and cut out your own wintery creations!  This activity is available on a first come first serve basis with one craft per child as supplies last. ...

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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Comics Creators

December 30, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Diamond Painting

January 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Imagination Station
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
Create a sparkly super hero masterpiece with itty-bity jewels and test your precision.  ...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

James and the Giant Peach Sneak Preview

January 4, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of James and the Giant Peach, based on the classic book by Roald Dahl. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit n' Stitch

January 4, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Spend a few hours with other crafters and work on your knit, crochet, or needle craft projects. Please bring your own supplies and projects with you. Snacks, beverages, and pleasant company provided. Please note: No formal instruction is provided....
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Comics Creators

January 6, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTeens

January 6, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library.  Applications must b...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Bath Bombs

January 6, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Stressed out about going back to school after the winter break? Practice some self-care at North Side and make a bath bomb to take home! This program is for ages 10-18. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Level Up!

January 7, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Join us every Tuesday as we play Roblox, Minecraft, and more. Grades 3-8.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Try It Out Tuesday: Sail Car Challenge

January 7, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Gaming
Event Details:
Learn to create something new with our Try It Out Tuesday events at South! This week, test your building skills and a sail car using our supplies. Participants will learn how to build a sail car and then test your car to see how fast it goes! For you...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Break or Make Lab

January 8, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
It's time to break it and make it! Do you wonder how things are made? Join us for a monthly deconstruction lab where we take apart common objects, see what parts they contain, and create something new from the pieces. Take your work of art home when ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Youth Makerspace

January 8, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us every Wednesday as we explore different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities.  Grades 3-8.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Shrinky-dinks® from Outer Space / Shrinky-dinks® Espaciales

January 9, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Explore the galaxy by creating your own space-themed craft! Draw big and watch your creation shrink before your eyes. ¡Explora la galaxia al crear tu propia manualidad inspirada por el espacio! ¡Dibuja en grande y observa mientras tu creación se e...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Hack That Painting

January 10, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Hack that painting with donated canvas at this children and teen-friendly event.  We will provide, pre-painted canvas with a variety of backgrounds that you can add your own special touch to, be it an alien spacecraft or a magnificent unicorn.&n...

Disclaimer(s)

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Children’s Program

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

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Comics Creators

January 13, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Winter Watercolor Bookmarks

January 13, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Visit the library to create winter-themed bookmarks using watercolors, salt, and other art supplies. All materials are provided. Registration is required.  ...