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Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by the North Side Library to pick up a CreativeBug Craft Kit. Adults ages 18+ will receive everything they need to make a festive fall banner from repurposed book pages. While supplies last. Want to explore more fall crafts?  Check out o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library

11:00am - 12:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Please join the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library for our quarterly member's meeting. If you are looking for a wonderful way to support the Franklin Avenue Library, consider becoming a Friend! The purpose of the Friends of the Fr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join DMPL and the Fire Department for some tips on fire safety for your home and learn to use a fire extinguisher in a hands on demonstration! And honor your inner child by exploring a fire truck! *This program is limited to ages 18+!* ...

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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.

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters. They may also offer support and ...

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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 "Adults" group.

Typing Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Would you like to learn how to type or improve your keyboarding skills at your own pace? The library can help! Visit the North Side Library every Monday at 3pm to practice and get one on one assistance. Laptops will be provided. All skill levels welc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a discussion of a There, There by Tommy Orange. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. ...

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Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

NEA Special Film Screening: Francois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Director Francois Truffaut's 1966 adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic futurist novel Fahrenheit 451 will be screened. The Des Moines Film Society's Ben Godar will provide introductory remarks and lead a discussion after the movie. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

DocuTalk: The Imposter (2012)

6:00pm - 6:45pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
The best documentaries make you desperate to discuss! Each month we’ll talk about one of the most intriguing documentaries your library card can connect you with. Join us for a not-quite-a-Book Club: Watch at home, then join us for a discussion ...

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Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books & Bites

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Previously The Great Americana Book Club, we return this month with a new name and location! This month's book is Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala. Copies are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk and Pickup Window while supplies las...

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Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
¡Para estudiantes con discapacidades y sus familiares, el sistema de educación especial puede sentirse como un laberinto! Los acrónimos, páginas y páginas de datos, evaluaciones, y las frecuentes reuniones del equipo del IEP (plan individuo de educac...

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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 "Adults" group.

Drop in: Halloween Coaster Coloring!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library Tech Central
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Tech Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology
Event Details:
This drop in adult tile coloring class will give you all the fall vibes! Our new addition of the Glowforge has allowed us to engrave 4x4" tiles with Halloween themed designs. You can then color your designs with permanent markers/paint pens and take ...

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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.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Writers' Block

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to make real progress on your writing goals in a distraction free atmosphere? Want to get a head start on your November Novel for NanoWriMo? Join our writing retreat with your favorite writing utensils on Monday, October 27th at 5:30pm t...

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.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Decorate your own ceramic calavera with acrylic paint. This program is intended for adults and children 4 years and older, as supplies last. Decora tu propia calavera  de cerámica con pintura acrílica. Este programa está destinado para adulto...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters. They may also offer support 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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters. They may also offer support 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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Typing Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Would you like to learn how to type or improve your keyboarding skills at your own pace? The library can help! Visit the North Side Library every Monday at 3pm to practice and get one on one assistance. Laptops will be provided. All skill levels welc...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Resume Basics for Young Adults!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom to improve your resume game with experts from Iowa’s own Connect 2 Careers! Whether you’re looking for a job, working on school applications, or simply want to get your current resume up to snuff, this workshop will teach you to take ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop ONLINE

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us online for the DMPL Writer's Workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 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 gr...

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.

Social Security Planning

5:45pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Social Security Benefits & Advanced Filing Strategies Ways to avoid higher taxation of Social Security benefits    Choosing the right age to file your benefits   Other degrading factors to consider with Social Se...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Foundation

3:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Administrative Board Room
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Administrative Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Meeting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

NEA Big Reads Book Discussion-Parable of the Sower

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Genre Voyager Book Club is taking a quick break this month, so that we can discuss the classic book, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler for the NEA Big Reads Program. This program has limited space and requires registration. Aft...

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 Foundation

3:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Administrative Board Room
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Administrative Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Meeting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters. They may also offer support 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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Investigative journalist Lloyd Vogel is assigned to profile children's TV show host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), but is skeptical, finding it hard to believe anyone could have such a good nature. Rogers' empathy, kindness and dec...