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Teen Library Learning Bag: Scribblebots

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Teens ages 12-17 are invited to take home a library learning bag.  Use science, technology, engineering and a little math to construct your very own scribbling robot.   Available at the desk while supplies last.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Epic Graphic Novel Club: Choose your own!

4:30pm - 5:15pm
East Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join  us for our EPIC BOOK CLUB  for ages 8-12.  This month, plan on bringing a favorite graphic novel to share with the group.  We will chat about our book, work on our a fun craft, play a game and choose the next book for the ne...

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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.

Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site, DMPL Virtual
Description:
All branches will be closed for our annual staff in-service day. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Giant Games and Giant Gingerbread Houses

All Day
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Event Details:
Stop in during our open hours to visit the meeting room to play giant board games as a family or small group, and decorate our giant cardboard Gingerbread houses!   ...

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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.

Anime Club: Random Gifts

5:30pm - 6:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Stop by our East Side Library Anime Club!  We will watch anime , talk manga, work on drawing and kawaii crafts, and  make some gifts for yourself or for others this month.    We also have the opportunity to discuss future anime cl...

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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.

East Side Book Discussion Group

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a discussion of One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America by two time Pulitzer Prize winning author, Gene Weingarten. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. As always, coffee and a treat will be serv...

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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.

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.

Library Learning Bag: Lego Minifigures

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop in anytime on or after December 22nd to pick up a library learning bag where you can design your very own Lego minifigure, then paint a resign one included in your bag.  Also included are some ideas for Lego science experiments and books al...

Christmas

All Day 12/23 - 12/25
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site, DMPL Virtual
Description:
All locations will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for Christmas. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Birds and Bird Feeding with Polk County Conservation

2:00pm - 2:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special presentation from our friends at Polk County Conservation on Birds and Bird Feeding: Winter is a great time to feed and watch birds. We’ll learn about some common Iowa birds and ways to keep our feathered friends well fed. ...

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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.

New Years Day

All Day 12/31 - 1/1
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site, DMPL Virtual
Description:
All locations will be closed Friday and Saturday in observance of New Years Day. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners at East Side Library for chats and a little decaf coffee or tea! Activities are provided to prompt and enc...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Stickers

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each Tuesday we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work on it together, and check out lots of books to read together!  Today we will have stickers...

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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 "Children" group.

Lego Winter Challenge

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Drop in to Rosie's Ocean to compete in our weekly Wednesday Winter Lego Challenge.  Participate in the challenge and show at the desk to pick a prize.  Each week will have a different theme. ...

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 "Children" group.

STEAM Spot

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Drop in during open hours to check out a STEAM (stem, technology, engineering, art or math) project on our blue tables! ...

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 "Children" group.

Pokémon I-Spy

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Gotta catch 'em all at the East Side Library!  Stop by to do a Pokémon I-Spy throughout the library, and stop by the desk to get a special prize when completed.  While supplies last. ...

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Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners at East Side Library for chats and a little decaf coffee or tea! Activities are provided to prompt and enc...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Music

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each Tuesday we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work on it together, and check out lots of books to read together!  Today we will have all kind...

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 "Children" group.

Lego Winter Challenge

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Drop in to Rosie's Ocean to compete in our weekly Wednesday Winter Lego Challenge.  Participate in the challenge and show at the desk to pick a prize.  Each week will have a different theme. ...

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 "Children" group.

STEAM Spot

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Drop in during open hours to check out a STEAM (stem, technology, engineering, art or math) project on our blue tables! ...

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 "Children" group.

Epic Graphic Novel Club: Book Chat Edition

4:30pm - 5:15pm
East Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join  us for our EPIC BOOK CLUB for ages 8-12.  This month we want you to fill out our DMPL Book Chat form and read one pick from your very own personalized list that we will discuss!  We will chat about the books, work on a ...

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.

Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library
Description:
All branches will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Color Walk

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Each Tuesday we will spotlight an activity for toddlers & preschool age children to work on a one of our 5 Simple Steps.  Drop in anytime to work on it together, and check out lots of books to read together!  Use those gross motor skill...

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 "All Ages" group.

Bad Art Night

5:30pm - 6:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of 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 Pinterest fail or “messterpiece.” Eac...

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 "Children" group.

Lego Winter Challenge

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Drop in to Rosie's Ocean to compete in our weekly Wednesday Winter Lego Challenge.  Participate in the challenge and show at the desk to pick a prize.  Each week will have a different theme. ...

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.