Due Dates Extended

Due to weather conditions on Friday, all library materials with due dates of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be extended until Tuesday, Jan. 21. In addition, pickup dates for items on hold will also be extended until Tuesday.

Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the North Side Library meeting

January 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us for our Friends of the North Side Library meeting. New members welcome.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

January 21, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

North Side Book Discussion

January 21, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will be discussing the book The President is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Copies of the book are available at the North Side Library.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

January 22, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics, online Library resources, email­­­, and more.  ...

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.

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

January 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Visit us every Thursday afternoon to receive guidance in searching for jobs. We will use Google Tools to help you create an email account, build a simple resume, and apply for jobs. Please preregister by signing up online or by calling 283-4152 Pres...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Food in Little Women with Wini Moranville

January 23, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Event Details:
Wini Moranville, author of The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes from the March Sisters and Their Friends and Family, discusses the importance of food in the novel Little Women as well as 19th century America. Food lovingly cooked and happily s...

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.

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.

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

The Election of 2020: Looking Back, Looking Forward

January 23, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Following the surprising 2016 presidential election, the 2018 midterm election produced a result that dismayed some and pleased others. Dr. Dennis Goldford's presentation will explore what happened, likely explanations and, with an eye toward the 202...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library - Quarterly Membership Meeting

January 25, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library will hold its quarterly membership meeting. All interested parties are welcome to attend. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Habitat for Humanity and How It Works

January 25, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Find out more about Habitat for Humanity activities in our community and how this program works to keep people in their homes with home repair programs and financial education classes. You will also learn ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanit...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Voter Registration

January 27, 2020
11:30am - 1:30pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Need to register to vote? Stop by the library! The Office of Iowa Secretary of State will provide voter information and registration assistance. To qualify to register to vote in Iowa, you must be: A U.S. citizen, An Iowa residen...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

January 27, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
Visit us at the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Receive one-on-one help with navigating the computer, using the mouse, and setting up an email account. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

East Side Book Discussion

January 27, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will be discussing Woman 99 by Greer Macallister. Coffee and treats will be served. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk. Please note that our regular 3rd Monday of the month meeting time falls on MLK Day, a day that the lib...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Monday Night Craft: Pocket Pompoms

January 27, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Learn how to make an adorable pom pom creature to put in your pocket.  Materials will be provided for making pom poms and needle felting.  All ages are welcome.  No registration required. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Understanding White Privilege

January 27, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
White privilege is a term fraught with tension and misunderstanding. Join us for this non-judgmental, informative look at what it means, how it started, and what we can do about it together. Kevin Gannon - aka TheTattooed Professor, Directo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion: Washington Black

January 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a discussion of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

January 28, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

January 29, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics, online Library resources, email­­­, and more.  ...

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.

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

January 30, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
Visit us every Thursday afternoon to receive guidance in searching for jobs. We will use Google Tools to help you create an email account, build a simple resume, and apply for jobs. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

February 1, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Visit the East Side Library every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for tax preparation assistance from AARP. All help will be given on a first come, first serve basis. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit n' Stitch

February 1, 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....

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Adults" group.

Franklin Avenue Library Afternoon Book Discussion

February 3, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

February 3, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
Visit us at the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Receive one-on-one help with navigating the computer, using the mouse, and setting up an email account. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop

February 3, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 2
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for an informal writers' workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5-7 PM. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. If you would like to share your writing with the group, please attach th...

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.

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

City of Des Moines - Benchmarking DSM Training

February 4, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
On June 3, 2019, the Des Moines City Council passed the Energy and Water Benchmarking Ordinance requiring building owners of buildings 25,000 sq. ft or larger to benchmark and submit to the City of Des Moines their energy and water usage annually by ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

February 4, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Americana Book Club

February 4, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. This month's book is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Copies are available at the Central Library circulation desk while supplies last as well as in eBook and eA...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Black Future Film Series: Black Panther

February 4, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Join us for a showing of Black Panther to kick off February's Black Future Film Series ...

Disclaimer(s)

Movie Rating

Movie is not intended for children unless accompanied by an adult.