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Self Guided Metro Mural Tour

All Day 4/1 - 5/1
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Des Moines is home to some amazing artwork, and staying socially distant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what the city has to offer! Use this challenge to find your way to some incredible murals in your neighborhood and around Des Moines. Head to each l...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

VIRTUAL PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST

04/01/2021 @ 8:00am - 04/23/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Make an original shoebox-sized diorama using iconic PEEPS marshmallow candies. Create your family friendly entry using current events, themes from your favorite book, movies/television, or clever “peeps” puns! A limited number of diorama kits (sui...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Mindfulness Walk/Paseo Consciente

All Day
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Come together and complete a mindfulness walk exploring your senses around our building, indoors or out, and head in to receive a special surprise, while supplies last.  This activity will be available all month long! Vengan y participen en u...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
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Learn to grow new plants from your existing plants with stem and leaf cuttings! Register to receive the training video from the ISU Extension. Then stop by the Forest Avenue library between May 3 and May 8 to pick up a container, potting mix, an...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Backyard Wilderness with Polk County Conservation

6:00pm - 7:00pm
South Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Explore the vast world of your backyard with Heidi from Polk County Conservation! Encounters with wildlife in our neighborhood can either be met with excitement, disgust or fear. We’ll discuss commonly seen wildlife in our backyards and learn ho...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

ABC's of Cycling

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Outdoor Program
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Outdoor Program
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Is your bike ready for summer? Join the Des Moines Bicycle Collective for a tune-up workshop as we celebrate National Bicycle Month. We will cover the ABC's (air, brakes, chain) of basic bicycle maintenance in this fun and interactive workshop. Bring...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Mother's Celebration Serenade

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Join us to celebrate the Mother's in your life and in the community with a special serenade from tenor Juan Carlos Mendoza and pianist Wen Chin. We will also have arts and crafts available for kids, and a special mindfulness activity with prize bags&...