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DSM Counts: The 2020 Census and You / DSM Cuenta: El censo de 2020 y usted

March 3, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
The US Census Bureau in conjunction with the Des Moines Complete Count Committee is hosting a series of events where community members can learn about the history and the importance of the Decennial Census. Every 10 years the Constitut...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

March 3, 2020
6:15pm - 6:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
The whole family can come to the library for stories, rhymes and songs. Rosie's Rocket Reading Room ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime: Armpit Fudge

March 3, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Imagination Station
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Listen to some very stinky stories and learn the science of making your own fudge with the help of your armpit and a plastic bag. ...

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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.

Finanzas para Familias – Finances for Families

March 3, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe para niñxs mientras usted aprende sobre cómo manejar su dinero mejor, crear ahorros, pagar sus deudas, y hasta comprarse una casa! Quienes completen todas las clases (4 en total) recibirá en certificado de gradua...

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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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

March 4, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Central Library Imagination Station
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
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...

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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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

March 4, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Toddlers and caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, occasional crafts and a little playtime with Miss Janee. For toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Forest Avenue Calming Room

March 4, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Study Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Study Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

March 4, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Central Library Imagination Station
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

March 4, 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:
Event Details Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Storytime

March 4, 2020
10:15am - 11:00am
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, movement and more! ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Power Play!

March 4, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Adults and children play together in an environment set up to promote all areas of development through open ended active play focused on the 5 Simple Steps to Success strategies of read, write, sing, play and talk. Join us for 60 minutes of Power Pla...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

March 4, 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

March 4, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
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:
Event Details Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

March 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics, online Library resources, email­­­, and more.  ...

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 "Children" group.

Science Wednesdays: Science Is Magic!

March 4, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Is it magic or is it science?  Sometimes it is hard to tell.  This month we will be doing science experiments and activities that are almost like magic. Science Wednesdays is an opportunity for kids ages six to twelve to explore differen...
This event is in the "Children" group.

B.A.M. (Books, Art, Create) : Fold a Magic Paper Cube

March 4, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Imagination Station
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Imagination Station
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Learn how to fold an amazing paper cube that magically changes pictures!  Please register to save your spot! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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

Break or Make Lab

March 4, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
It's time to break it and make it! Do you wonder how things are made? Join us for a monthly deconstruction lab where we take apart common objects, see what parts they contain, and create something new from the pieces. Take your work of art home when ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Youth Makerspace

March 4, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us every Wednesday as we explore different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities.  Grades 3-8.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPD Job Fair

March 4, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
DMPD Job Fair Anyone ages 21 and older wanting to learn more about becoming a police officer is welcome. For more information call 515-318-4089. Cualquier persona que tenga 21 años or major y quiera saber más sobre ser un policía es bienve...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

March 4, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together. ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Fall Into Spring Book Sale

March 5, 2020
9:00am - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Shop Central's book sale and back room for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and other fun items!  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

March 5, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
 Join Miss Janee for stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and occasional crafts/activities that build literacy and kindergarten-readiness skills. Ages three to five. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

March 5, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

March 5, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
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:
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Storytime

March 5, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
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:
On Thursdays, children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs together, followed by a period of free play or drawing. ...

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.

Power Play

March 5, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Adults and children play together in an environment set up to promote all areas of development through open ended active play focused on the 5 Simple Steps to Success strategies of read, write, sing, play and talk.  Join us for 60 minutes of Pow...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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.

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.

South Side Book Discussion

March 5, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us to discuss the book Educated by Tara Westover. Copies are available at the previous book discussion and the Information Desk thereafter (while supplies last). ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.