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AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

February 29, 2020
10:30am - 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 10:30 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 "Adults" group.

History of the Colleges in Highland Park

February 29, 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:
Lisa (Elm) Taber, a graduate of Drake University with a major in history, while researching information for a novel, came across David Wiggins' "The Fall of Old Des Moines U". There wasn't much online, so she has been blogging and collecting informat...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Avenue Library Afternoon Book Discussion

March 2, 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 Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

March 2, 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 the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. 1st Monday of the month - Mouse and Keyboard Basics; 2...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop

March 2, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 3
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...

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

Monday Night Craft: Beeswax

March 2, 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
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special presentation from the Iowa Honey Queen Abigail Kelly.  There will be a  demonstration of a few crafting uses for beeswax, and participants will be able to make and take home a rolled beeswax candle. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A History of Modern Art - Session Four

March 2, 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:
Dr. Natalie J.A. Benson, who received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Modern French Art and Literature at the University of Iowa, is the presenter of a five-session series on modern art. In this session, Benson, currently an Adjunct Instructor of Frenc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club On the Go

March 3, 2020
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The book club for those on the go: anytime, anywhere.  This month we'll be reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Pick up your copy the first Tuesday of the month at the Central Library circulation desk, or check out a dig...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

March 3, 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

March 3, 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 In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. Copies are available at the Central Library circulation desk while supplies last as well as in eBook and eAudiobook...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Counts: The 2020 Census and You / DSM Cuenta: El censo de 2020 y usted

March 3, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
The US Census Bureau in conjunction with the Des Moines Complete Count Committee is hosting a series of events where community members can learn about the history and the importance of the Decennial Census. Every 10 years the Constitut...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

March 4, 2020
10:30am - 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 10:30 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 "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

March 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, 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.

DMPD Job Fair

March 4, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
DMPD Job Fair Anyone ages 21 and older wanting to learn more about becoming a police officer is welcome. For more information call 515-318-4089. Cualquier persona que tenga 21 años or major y quiera saber más sobre ser un policía es bienve...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

South Side Book Discussion

March 5, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us to discuss the book Educated by Tara Westover. Copies are available at the previous book discussion and the Information Desk thereafter (while supplies last). ...

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.

City of Des Moines - Benchmarking DSM Training

March 5, 2020
1:00pm - 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.

Job Seekers

March 5, 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:
Looking for a new job? Join us for help with job-related topics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. First Thursday: Job Searching with Google Second Thursday: Job Applications Third Thursday: ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make a Motion! Find Out More About Parliamentary Procedures

March 5, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
What you always wanted to know about parliamentary procedures, but were afraid to ask. Bring your questions about parliamentary procedures for your business meetings. Cleon Babcock, CPP, is a certified Parliamentary Consultant. He will answer qu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Counts: The 2020 Census and You / DSM Cuenta: El censo de 2020 y usted

March 5, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
The US Census Bureau in conjunction with the Des Moines Complete Count Committee is hosting a series of events where community members can learn about the history and the importance of the Decennial Census. Every ten years the Constitu...

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 "Adults" group.

Free Friday Flicks at Franklin - Yesterday

March 6, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
A frustrated musician is on the verge of giving up his middling career, but after a worldwide blackout occurs, he awakes to discover that he's the only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles. He soon becomes an international sensation passing...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

March 7, 2020
10:30am - 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 10:30 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

March 7, 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.

Basic Computer Skills

March 9, 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 the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. 1st Monday of the month - Mouse and Keyboard Basics; 2...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A History of Modern Art - Session Five

March 9, 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:
Dr. Natalie J.A. Benson, who received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in Modern French Art and Literature, is the presenter of a five-session series on modern art. In this session, Benson, currently an Adjunct Instructor of ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

March 10, 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.

DSM Cuenta: El censo de 2020 y usted / DSM Counts: The 2020 Census and You

March 10, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
La Oficina del Censo de EEUU (US Census Bureau), junto con el Comité de conteo completo de Des Moines (Des Moines Complete Count Committee), está organizando una serie de eventos donde los miembros de la comunidad pueden aprender sobre la h...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Evening Book Discussion

March 10, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
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 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. No registration required. ...