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Legos at the Library

February 29, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Finanzas para Familias – Finances for Families

March 3, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe para niñxs mientras usted aprende sobre cómo manejar su dinero mejor, crear ahorros, pagar sus deudas, y hasta comprarse una casa! Quienes completen todas las clases (4 en total) recibirá en certificado de gradua...

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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.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Fall Into Spring Book Sale

March 5, 2020
9:00am - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Shop Central's book sale and back room for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and other fun items!  ...

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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 "All Ages" group.

Rainbow Meetup!

March 5, 2020
5:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Celebrate LGBTQ+ with an all-ages meet-up to connect with LGBTQ folks and allies! Learn about upcoming events, listen to music by Queer artists, and check out LGBTQ Books by Queer authors and about Queer characters. Coloring sheets, snacks, 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.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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 "All Ages" group.

Fall Into Spring Book Sale

March 6, 2020
9:00am - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Shop Central's book sale and back room for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and other fun items!  ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Fall Into Spring Book Sale

March 7, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Shop Central's book sale and back room for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and other fun items!  ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

March 7, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Soul Food Festival

March 7, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library's annual Soul Food Festival! Meals will be served 11:00-2:00. Total cost of meal: $6. A la carte and dessert items also available. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Ukulele Refresher Class

March 10, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Natalie Steenson will review some of the basics she has taught in previous sessions. This is a great opportunity to see others from past sessions and have some fun as you practice what you have learned. All levels are welcome. There will be an a...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Finanzas para Familias – Finances for Families

March 10, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe para niñxs mientras usted aprende sobre cómo manejar su dinero mejor, crear ahorros, pagar sus deudas, y hasta comprarse una casa! Quienes completen todas las clases (4 en total) recibirá en certificado de gradua...

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 "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

March 14, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Shamrock Crafting

March 14, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm
North Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop in to North Side to enjoy shamrock crafts in our children's area! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Free Flicks at North: Paddington 2

March 16, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Kick off your Spring Break at North Side! Enjoy a free showing of Paddington 2. Popcorn will be 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 "All Ages" group.

Kindness Week: Wonder Movie Night

March 16, 2020
6:00pm - 7:15pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Event Details:
Kickoff a week full of kindness with showing of the movie Wonder, snacks, and quiet activity stations throughout the room. A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Goodfoot, featuring Erin Brooker-Miller and Andy Miller

March 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of Irish music, performed by Goodfoot. Members include harpist Erin Brooker-Miller, who has competed for and won awards in the highest traditional Irish music competitions, and percussionist Andy Miller,&nb...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Kindness Week: Letter Writing Day

All Day
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop in all day and celebrate kindness by writing a letter, draw a card, or make some art for someone.  You create the letter, card or art and we will mail it to military, veterans, First Responders, and more through Operation Gratitude, an orga...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting

March 17, 2020
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:15 PM at the Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Finanzas para Familias – Finances for Families

March 17, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe para niñxs mientras usted aprende sobre cómo manejar su dinero mejor, crear ahorros, pagar sus deudas, y hasta comprarse una casa! Quienes completen todas las clases (4 en total) recibirá en certificado de gradua...

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 "All Ages" group.

Mammal Mania with Polk County Conservation

March 18, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you know what kinds of mammals live in Iowa? Kids and families can learn the answer during the Polk County Conservation's Mammal Mania program at South! Polk County Conservation educators will teach attendees about the mammals of Iowa's past and p...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Kindness Week: Rock Painting

March 18, 2020
3:45pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Celebrate kindness this week by painting a kindness rock, with a special picture or message to pass on in the world!   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

History of Buttons

March 19, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
Event Details:
Find out about the history and mystery of sewing buttons from around the world. Presenter Mona Abrahamson has been learning about and avidly collecting sewing buttons for over ten years and is a member of the National Button Society, Iowa State Butto...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Character Bingo

March 19, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
The whole family can come and play bingo, using characters from everyone's favorite children's books. Prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Paper Plate Hovercrafts

March 20, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Create a flying machine with a paper plate, balloon, and straw! ...

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.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

March 21, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Family Crafternoon

March 23, 2020
11:30am - 2:30pm
North Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Express your creativity at North Side! Drop-in to enjoy process-based art with a variety of materials in the children’s area.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

We The Interwoven: An Evening With Author Antonia Rivera

March 23, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Author Visits, Educational
Event Details:
Join us for an evening with author Antonia Rivera, one of seven authors featured in We The Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa. Antonia will share her story about coming to America from Mexico as a young child seeking refuge in America and ab...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Finanzas para Familias – Finances for Families

March 24, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe para niñxs mientras usted aprende sobre cómo manejar su dinero mejor, crear ahorros, pagar sus deudas, y hasta comprarse una casa! Quienes completen todas las clases (4 en total) recibirá en certificado de gradua...

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.