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This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come and learn about leading figures in the Asian-Pacific American community with our scavenger hunt in the children's area. ...

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Children’s Program

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

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.

Minions Scavenger Hunt

All Day 5/23 - 5/28
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
The minions are running amuck at Forest Avenue Library.  Become their leader and unite them to win a prize!  Best for ages 6+ ...

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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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Andy is missing and none of his toys are happy about it.  Round up Woody and his friends in this scavenger hunt at Forest Avenue Library to win a prize!  Best for ages 6+ ...

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

Juneteenth Scavenger Hunt

All Day 6/13 - 6/18
South Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Kids! Come to South and learn about Juneteenth with our Juneteenth Scavenger Hunt. Find the images around the Children's Library, answer the questions and win a small prize. For ages 7 and up.  ...

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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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Studio Ghibli Scavenger Hunt

All Day 6/13 - 6/18
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Andy is missing and none of his toys are happy about it.  Round up Woody and his friends in this scavenger hunt at Forest Avenue Library to win a prize!  Best for ages 6+ ...

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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 "Children" group.

PRIDE Month Scavenger Hunt

All Day 6/16 - 6/19
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
June is PRIDE month, and we will have pictures of prominent LGBTQ+ figures hidden in the children’s area.  Find them all and win a prize. ...

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

My Little Pony Scavenger Hunt

All Day 6/21 - 6/24
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
The ponies ae visiting Forest Avenue Library.  Find them around the library to unite the friends and spread friendship and harmony. If you can find all the ponies you will win a prize!  Best for ages 6+ ...

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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 "Children" group.

PRIDE Month Scavenger Hunt

All Day 6/21 - 6/24
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
June is PRIDE month, and we will have pictures of prominent LGBTQ+ figures hidden in the children’s area.  Find them all and win a prize. ...

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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 "Children" group.

PRIDE Month Scavenger Hunt

All Day 6/27 - 6/30
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
June is PRIDE month, and we will have pictures of prominent LGBTQ+ figures hidden in the children’s area.  Find them all and win a prize. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Dinosaurs are loose around the library!  Help Owen and the Jurassic World crew in this scavenger hunt at Forest Avenue Library to win a prize!  Best for ages 6+ ...

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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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Event Details:
Do you like scavenger hunts? Discover the art of Letterboxing by using clues to search the park for treasure boxes where you collect stamps in your logbook and leave your own stamp at each letterbox you find. Ages 3+  In case of inclemen...

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Children’s Program

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

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

"The Bad Guys" Book Party!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Event Details:
Are you a fan of The Bad Guys books by Aaron Blabey?  Come and celebrate the release of the newest book in the series with games, crafts, puzzles, and a scavenger hunt.   The Franklin Library is located on DART Route #5. ...

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Children’s Program

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

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.

Family Storytime: Under the Sea

6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Kids and caregivers can join us at South for a special storytime Under the Sea! Kids and caregivers can listen to a fun story about mermaids and underwater creatures. Afterwards, kids can explore the following stations:  - Explore with water ...

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.