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

Kid's Art Cart

February 29, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Kids and Families! Visit the Art Cart at South from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Elementary Area! We'll have different art projects and crafts that are self-led to choose from to make and take! For youth ages 3 and up. Parent/guardian must be present w...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

February 29, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales with Shanti

February 29, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Come to the library and hang out with therapy dog Shanti. Shanti is a licensed therapy dog who is excited to meet some new friends. He will be in the Children's Area from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for kids to come in and read to him, give him a snuggle, or ju...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

February 29, 2020
10:30am - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Visit the East Side Library every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm for tax preparation assistance from AARP. All help will be given on a first come, first serve basis. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dance Baby Yoda: Scratch Animation

February 29, 2020
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Use the force of Scratch Animation to make your own Baby Yoda cartoon and teach him to dance with simple coding. ...

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 "Adults" group.

History of the Colleges in Highland Park

February 29, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Lisa (Elm) Taber, a graduate of Drake University with a major in history, while researching information for a novel, came across David Wiggins' "The Fall of Old Des Moines U". There wasn't much online, so she has been blogging and collecting informat...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Green Screen Magic

February 29, 2020
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Jump into a movie with our green screen magic.  You will learn how to use a tablet and a green sheet to go places near and far.   ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Art: On the Farm

March 2, 2020
9:00am - 8:00pm
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Practice your fine motor skills with non toxic, washable art supplies. This process-based activity  involves toddler-appropriate activities and explores sensory-play. ...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

March 2, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more, followed by a craft. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

March 2, 2020
10:15am - 11:30am
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Avenue Library Afternoon Book Discussion

March 2, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

March 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
  Visit the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. 1st Monday of the month - Mouse and Keyboard Basics; 2...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Comics Creators

March 2, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTeens

March 2, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
We are currently not accepting new applications at the Franklin Avenue Library branch for the 2019-2020 school year. Other DMPL branches may be accepting applications for Teen volunteer opportunities. For ages twelve to eighteen. &n...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop

March 2, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for an informal writers' workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5-7 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 group, please attach th...

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.

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

Monday Night Craft: Beeswax

March 2, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special presentation from the Iowa Honey Queen Abigail Kelly.  There will be a  demonstration of a few crafting uses for beeswax, and participants will be able to make and take home a rolled beeswax candle. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

March 2, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Bring the family at night for stories, songs, and occasional crafts that prepares your children for school! You can even wear your jammies! All ages welcome! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A History of Modern Art - Session Four

March 2, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Dr. Natalie J.A. Benson, who received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Modern French Art and Literature at the University of Iowa, is the presenter of a five-session series on modern art. In this session, Benson, currently an Adjunct Instructor of Frenc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club On the Go

March 3, 2020
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The book club for those on the go: anytime, anywhere.  This month we'll be reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Pick up your copy the first Tuesday of the month at the Central Library circulation desk, or check out a dig...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

March 3, 2020
10:15am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for rhymes, bounces, a story, and a short playtime. For caregivers and babies from newborns up to eighteen months. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

March 3, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. ...

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.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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

Mother Goose on the Loose!

March 3, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. Following the program...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

March 3, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library 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 alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are pro...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Franklin Creative Readers

March 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Read a story, explore and create with art and STEM activities! Bring your imagination and join us in the children's area. Ages 3 years to 8 years. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Level Up!

March 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Join us every Tuesday as we play Roblox, Minecraft, and more. Grades 3-8.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Americana Book Club

March 3, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. This month's book is In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. Copies are available at the Central Library circulation desk while supplies last as well as in eBook and eAudiobook...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones Bilingües

March 3, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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