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CSI Des Moines: True Crime Stories

October 23, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Halloween, Educational
Event Details:
Hear true crime stories that occurred in Des Moines by retired DMPD Senior Crime Scene Investigator Greg Gourd. This program is intended for an adult audience. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Dollar-a-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

October 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Michigan-based singer/storyteller Bill Jamerson will provide a history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal initiatives. Operating between 1933 and 1942, in Iowa alone, the CCC employed over 49,000 men between the ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

October 24, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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 Press...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Giant Board Games: Forbidden Island

October 24, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
In this giant version of the classic cooperative game Forbidden Island, your team of adventurers will have to race against time and the rising floodwaters to collect treasures and escape before the island is lost to the sea. Registration required. Re...

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.

Giant Board Games: Forbidden Island

October 24, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
In this giant version of the classic cooperative game Forbidden Island, your team of adventurers will have to race against time and the rising floodwaters to collect treasures and escape before the island is lost to the sea. Registration required. Re...

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.

Paint Yourself Calm

October 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
South Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Attend this guided class, led by watercolorist Lisa Christensen. You will complete a calming project that will allow you to paint and practice mindfulness. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite brush or p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

October 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Visit us at the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Create an email account, build a simple resume, and learn about the library catalog....
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

October 29, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fright Night at the Library

October 29, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Halloween, Performances
Event Details:
Looking for a suspense-filled Halloween treat? Then join the Final Act Ensemble vintage radio group as they present their special Halloween program. You’ll hear (and see!) a re-enactment of the fright-filled radio program, Suspense, featuring live so...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

October 31, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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 Press...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free Friday Flicks at Franklin - Long Shot

November 1, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan star in a romantic comedy about a journalist reunited with his childhood crush, now making a run for the presidency, who hires him as her speechwriter. Rated R - Restricted: Viewers under 17 require accompanying parent ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library - Quarterly Meeting

November 2, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit n' Stitch

November 2, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 53
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. No instruction is provided. Children ages 12+ must...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion

November 4, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. No registration required. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

November 4, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Visit us at the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Create an email account, build a simple resume, and learn about the library catalog. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop

November 4, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The East Side Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County Polling Place. The Meeting Room will open to the public at 7:00 AM for voting. The Meeting Room will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM. Library services will not be av...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

November 5, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
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

November 5, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Off Site
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 The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. Copies are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk while supplies last as well as in eBook and eAudiobook on ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free Intermediate Ukulele Classes at North Side Library

November 5, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Take your ukulele skills to the next level with instructor Natalie Steenson. In this intermediate ukulele class on Tuesday evenings in November we will: •Get comfortable with 15 of the most common chords (in the keys of C, G, F and D), including barr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Freedom in the Digital Age: Take Back Control of Your Life from Technology

November 6, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Anna Slavina, a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University, will discuss things consumers should know about how their data are being collected and used. She will relate ways digital media companies use to exploit cognitive shortcuts...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

South Side Book Discussion

November 7, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Library
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 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Copies are available at the previous book discussion and the Information Desk thereafter (while supplies last). ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

November 7, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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 Press...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Native American Month by Yaqui Indian Ralph Moisa Jr.

November 7, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Event Details:
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Yaqui Indian Ralph Moisa Jr. He will give you an idea of how tribes lived by allowing you to participate in a game of memory. See how each tribe survived the conquest.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Avoiding Legal Hazards When Starting a Small Business

November 9, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, dreamers, and optimists. No mountain is too high or idea too wild for those with a can-do attitude and a sense of adventure. But, statistics show that 50% of new small businesses no longer exist after five years. Entrep...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Winter Holiday Wreaths

November 12, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Special guests from the Greater Des Moines Garden Club will show us how to decorate an artificial holiday wreath to take home. All supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring items from home, too. Come join us for some creative fun. Space is ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

November 12, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library
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...