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Legos at the Library

December 13, 2019
10:00am - 5:30pm
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.

Legos at the Library

December 14, 2019
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.

The Gift of Story

December 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Holidays, 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.

North Side Library Holiday Flash Book Sale

All Day12/16 - 12/21
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
The North Side Library is having a Holiday Flash Book Sale from December 16 through December 21 during library hours.  Pick up a last-minute gift--books, magazines, music and more!   ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting

December 17, 2019
4:15pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
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 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.

Legos at the Library

December 28, 2019
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.

Kung Fu Panda Kickin' Off the New Year

December 31, 2019
10:30am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holidays, Movies
Event Details:
Kick off the New Year with a Kung Fu Panda movie marathon!   Create panda masks to wear, play with floam, and enjoy light refreshments during our celebration of the New Year with movies, books, fun and games. 10:30 AM - Kung Fu Panda (ra...

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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!

January 2, 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, 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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Winter Slime

January 3, 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, Holidays
Event Details:
It's time to make more slime at North Side. This time, we will add some wintry mix-ins for sparkle and shine! ...

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

January 4, 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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

James and the Giant Peach Sneak Preview

January 4, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
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: Performances
Event Details:
Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of James and the Giant Peach, based on the classic book by Roald Dahl. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Monday Evening Yoga

January 6, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Join us for a relaxing evening yoga session with Horte Gonzalez. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat if you have one.  Library mats will also be provided.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Family Storytime

January 8, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together. ...

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

Straw Ninjas

January 10, 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
Event Details:
Join us at North Side to create your own ninja figurine out of straws, pipe cleaners, and beads! ...

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

January 11, 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.

Family Storytime

January 15, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together. ...

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.

Free Flicks at North: Aladdin

January 16, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Come to North Side to enjoy and a free showing of the 2019 movie, Aladdin. Popcorn will be provided! ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Paint & Canvas: Winter Scene/ Clase de Pintura: Paisaje de Invierno

January 16, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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:
Join us for some bilingual family fun! We'll learn some Spanish while we paint an Iowa winter scene at sunset. While supplies last. ¡Acompáñennos para diversión bilingüe para la toda familia! Aprenderemos un poco de inglés mientras pintamos un pai...

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

Family Bilingual Cuentos, Rimas y canciones

January 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Ven a disfrutar cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés e español. ¡El tema del día será diferente cada vez! Te esperamos 😊 ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

All Day
North Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! ...

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

January 18, 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.

Pizza Party Storytime

January 18, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Stop by for a Pizza Party at the library!  Hear some fun stories all about pizza, make a chef's hat craft, play with some pizza themed play doh, and make and take your own mini muffin pizza for lunch. ...

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.

Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting

January 21, 2020
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Central Library Administrative Board Room
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 at 4:15 PM at the Central Library in the Administrative Board Room. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn How to Play

January 21, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! The small string instrument has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years as an alternative for guitars, especially for beginners. You’ll learn basic chords and stru...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Family/Team Puzzle Challenge

January 22, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us for a spirited night of puzzle piecing competition! Each team will work the same 100-piece puzzle, competing against a 60 minute clock to be the quickest to complete it....or to come really close! The three fastest teams will select a th...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Family Storytime

January 22, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together. ...

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.