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 "Adults" group.

Get Cozy with Hygge

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
The Danish word “Hygge” has no easy translation into English.  It combines hospitality, contentment, and mindfulness, and some even claim that it helps Denmark earn the title of “Happiest Country in the World.”  Join Tova Brandt from the Mu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Book Festival Book Club: The Secrets We Kept

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion. The book being discussed is "The Secrets we Kept" by Lara Prescott.  The DSM Book Club is a new online sharing sessio...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...

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.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intro to Weatherization with Green Iowa

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of tips and tricks on how to optimize your home for Iowa's mercurial weather with Green Iowa!  Green Iowa AmeriCorps (GIA) is a state-wide community service program focusing on conservation and sustainability in our loc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art Therapy

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join art therapist, Sam Erwin, for the virtual art session Reflection: COVID-19 & Me. Through art, we will create our own individual meaning of how COVID-19 has impacted us and our world. Creatively, we will build images that give us support and ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gratitude: practice, examples, and self care with Dr. Becca

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Dr. Becca Lake from Shine Chiropractic in Des Moines, will be speaking on gratitude. What it means to have gratitude, now more than ever, coming into the holiday seasons. We will also be making gratitude journals, with supplies for pick up at the ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

4:30pm - 5:45pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us from 4:30-5:45 PM for the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club. This month, we will be discussing They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confir...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Book Club. This month, we will be discussing American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Baked into the Cake: Race and Policy in the United States

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Dr. Kevin Gannon, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University, will speak on how the inequalities and injustices with which we struggle today are deeply rooted in our hist...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...

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.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Emergency Contact By Mary H.K. Choi. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...