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Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED South Side Book Discussion

April 2, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. 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.

CANCELLED Job Seekers

April 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED Watercolor Painting

April 2, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Learn basic watercolor painting techniques and create beautiful backgrounds for stamped cards in this guided watercolor class led by Lisa Christensen. It's a great way to relax and make new friends. Space is limited, please preregister to save y...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Free Friday Flicks at Franklin - Downton Abbey

April 3, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century, moves from the small screen to the big screen, under the guidance of director Michael Engler. The original cast st...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED: AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

April 4, 2020
10:30am - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
CANCELLED: 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.

CANCELLED Sit n' Stitch

April 4, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED Franklin Avenue Library Afternoon Book Discussion

April 6, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Basic Computer Skills

April 6, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED: Writers' Workshop

April 6, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 3
Cancelled
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...

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.

Book Club On the Go

April 7, 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 Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Check out your copy online with our ebooks or eaudiobooks through Libby.  Book Club On the Go does not mee...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Conversations & Coffee

April 7, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED--Great Americana Book Club

April 7, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
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 Huntress by Kate Quinn. 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.

CANCELLED: AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

April 8, 2020
10:30am - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
CANCELLED: 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.

CANCELLED: Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

April 8, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED Job Seekers

April 9, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED: Clases de Ciudadanía/ Citizenship Classes

April 9, 2020
5:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
CANCELLED: LSI will provide citizenship classes in English on Tuesdays at 6pm-8pm and Thursdays from 5pm-7:30pm. This is a 10-week course; 2.5 hours, twice per week. Cost is $20. Required books sponsored by East Side Library. Pre-...

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.

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.

CANCELLED - AViD presents Hanif Abdurraqib

April 9, 2020
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Cancelled
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Event Details:
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He released two books in 2019. The first, Go Ahead in the Rain, chronicles A Tribe Called Quest, the seminal 1990s rap group. It was named one of the best b...

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.

CANCELLED: AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

April 11, 2020
10:30am - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
CANCELLED: 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.

CANCELLED Basic Computer Skills

April 13, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED: An Introduction to Overnight Oats

April 13, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
CANCELLED: Oatmeal has long been a staple for breakfast but with overnight oats it's transformed into an easy grab and go breakfast, light lunch or snack. Add the right ingredients and it becomes a powerhouse of nutrition. Join us as we learn ab...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Conversations & Coffee

April 14, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED Franklin Evening Book Discussion

April 14, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. No registration required. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED:AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

April 15, 2020
10:30am - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
CANCELLED: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.

CANCELLED: Spark Stories

April 15, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1
Cancelled
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us over the lunch hour to meet Joshua Barr, the Director of the Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission and a 2019 Business Record 40 under 40 honoree.  Barr is committed to improving opportunities for the impoverished and ...

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.

CANCELLED: Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

April 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Cancelled
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.

CANCELLED Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

April 15, 2020
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
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.

CANCELLED Performance with Iowa Poet Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey

April 15, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits, Performances
Event Details:
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Iowa poet Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey! Enjoy the performance? Come back next week for a workshop and write with our visiting poet!   Bio: Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is an author, performe...