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Free Flicks at East: Goosebumps 2!

October 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:15pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween, Movies
Event Details:
Join us for a special showing of Goosebumps 2! Rated PG. Two boys unleash Halloween monster mayhem when they open a mysterious locked book they found in an old abandoned house - including witches, werewolves, and giant gummy bears. Decorate a paper m...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Free Flicks at North Side: "Secret Life of Pets 2"

October 31, 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Drop into North Side and enjoy a free showing of the Secret Life of Pets 2. Popcorn will be provided! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

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.

Rainbow Meetup!

November 7, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month 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...

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.

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 "All Ages" group.

City of Des Moines Community Engagement Open Meeting

November 12, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Please join us for a public information meeting with the City of Des Moines with a focus on property taxes, storm water projects, and local option sales tax.  The library will provide a kid’s corner in the meeting room with books and crafts t...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Wine Cork Craft/ Artesanías de Tapón de Vinos (Corcho)

November 14, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Acompáñennos para aprender a crear artesanías hechas de tapones de vino (corchos)! Crean llaveros, barquitos, portatarjetas, y otras decoraciones. Mientras duren reservas. Niños menores de 12 años deben ser acompañados por un adulto. Join us to le...

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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

City of Des Moines Community Engagement Open Meeting

November 14, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Please join us for a public information meeting with the City of Des Moines with a focus on property taxes, storm water projects, and local option sales tax.  The library will provide a kid’s corner in the meeting room with books and crafts t...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting

November 19, 2019
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Administrative Board Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM at the Central Library Administrative Board Room.   ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Frozen Party

November 19, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Event Details:
Elsa is coming to North Side! Join us a fun-filled hour of Frozen themed crafts and activities. Elsa will also be available to say hello and take pictures. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

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.

City of Des Moines Community Engagement Open Meeting

November 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Please join us for a public information meeting with the City of Des Moines with a focus on property taxes, storm water projects, and local option sales tax.  The library will provide a kid’s corner in the meeting room with books and crafts t...
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.

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 2, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
We will provide all of the materials to make an amazing gingerbread house fit for an elf. Each family that registers will receive one house to decorate together. To register for this program, please register the name of one person to represent you...
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.

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 2, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
We will provide all of the materials to make an amazing gingerbread house fit for an elf. Each family that registers will receive one house to decorate together. To register for this program, please register the name of one person to represen...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Meet the Staff and Enjoy Entertainment with Clear Joy Music Ensemble

December 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Join us for a light breakfast in the meeting room and meet the North Side Staff as you enjoy the music of the Clear Joy Music Ensemble in the main area of the library. Clear Joy is a musical collaboration of two sisters Elaina and Anna Steenson. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Rainbow Meetup!

December 5, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month 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...

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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Sounds of the Season

December 5, 2019
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
The Roosevelt High School Chamber Choir, under the direction of Devon Steve, and the Da Capo A Cappella Jazz Choir, under the direction of Rose Dino, will present a program of holiday-themed pieces....
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

December 7, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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.

Bad Art Night: Winter Gift Edition

December 9, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of winter themed bad art at the East Side Library. This all-ages event will showcase your creativity!   Materials will be provided for you to make a “bad” piece of art – -use your creativity to make your best win...
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.

Star Wars Bingo

December 12, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Get excited for the new movie by playing Star Wars Bingo at the library! Whether you are a brand new fan or have every character's name and backstory memorized, this is the game for you. Wear a costume if you want. Prizes will be awarded to the winne...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

December 14, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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.

The Gift of Story

December 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Irish American storyteller Maureen Korte writes, adapts, and tells stories of every genre, from every country for every kind of audience. Come hear her family winter and Christmas stories from around the world. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting

December 17, 2019
4:15pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM at the East Side Library.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

December 21, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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.

Legos at the Library

December 28, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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.

Rainbow Meetup!

January 2, 2020
5:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month 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...

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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

January 4, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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.

Legos at the Library

January 11, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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.

Legos at the Library

January 18, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
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. ...