Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
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AViD Presents: Adam Higginbotham

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 175
Event Details:
British journalist and author Adam Higginbotham released his debut book, the nonfiction bestseller, Midnight in Chernobyl, in 2019. The book earned Higginbotham the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and was named one of th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

NFC House Party: Finding and Funding Your Dream Home

10:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:
Whether you're just starting to think about purchasing your own home or getting ready to make repairs, our handy panel of experts can help you find your way! Buying a house can be an overwhelming process, but there are several resources available ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club

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: 4
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation em...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Make: Wine Cork Trivet

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Join us online for Take & Make: Wine Cork Trivet!  Registrants will receive a FREE kit some of the supplies needed to make a trivet. A trivet is very similar to a pot holder. It is used under a hot pan so it doesn't ru...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories: Melissa Gradischnig

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Melissa Gradischnig is the Director of Marketing & Community Relations at Central Iowa Shelter & Services—the largest homeless shelter in the state of Iowa.  She also founded and coordinates Voices to Be Heard, a statewide support g...

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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.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

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: 6
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion. The book being discussed is "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.  The DSM Book Club is a new online sharin...
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 on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual 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 wi...

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 Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

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: 9
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Black History Month, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Join us to discuss Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun. Before the program, watch the movie on Kanopy. (If you'd like, you can borrow her work from the library's collection too.) Then join the library on Zoom to talk about the film and Hurs...

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Movie Rating

Movie is not intended for children unless accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Love: A Valentine's Day Folding Craft

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
In this season of love, show off your book love with this fun and easy craft! We will explore the world of book folding to create a heart in a book. This will be a great display piece for years to come! Registrants will receive a FREE ba...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

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: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AViD Presents: Robert Kolker

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 480
Event Details:
Please Note: Registration will open approximately one month prior to this event. Award-winning journalist and author Robert Kolker is the best-selling author of Lost Girls (2013), named one of the New York Times’s 100 Notable B...
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 on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual 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 wi...

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 Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

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: 15
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Join us for an evening with Nancy Davis Kho, author of The Thank You Project, and learn about the unexpected power and lasting benefits of thanking those who helped, shaped, and inspired you. This not a tutorial on how to write a thank...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

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: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AViD Presents: Tayari Jones

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 490
Event Details:
Please Note: Registration will open approximately one month prior to this event. Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including her most recent book, 2018's bestseller An American Marriage. The novel, which explores the dissol...
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 on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual 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 wi...

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 Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

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: 15
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AViD Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 490
Event Details:
Please Note: Registration will open approximately one month prior to this event. Hanif Abdurraqib is an award-winning poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill ...
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 on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual 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 wi...

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.

AViD Presents: Ibi Zoboi

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 490
Event Details:
Please Note: Registration will open approximately one month prior to this event. Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Stre...
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 on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual 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 wi...

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.