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Social Security Explained with SOFA

March 14, 2020
10:30am - 11:45am
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Getting ready to take Social Security? Trying to plan ahead? Join us for an informative, free session with Ryan Biniak, from the Society for Financial Awareness. If you are not available on Saturday but are interested in the event, we will also be...

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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.

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 "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

March 14, 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.

Free Play Saturdays with the Blank Park Zoo

March 14, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Drop by the library to explore & play with Blank Park Zoo! Zoo educators will provide fun and seasonal nature exploration opportunities geared toward children ages 2-12 years and their caregivers. Bring your imagination and come prepared to get h...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales

March 14, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Kids! Stop by Rosie's Forest at Forest Avenue Library and read a book to Carver, the reading therapy dog! Reading to Carver is a great way to build reading/language skills while making a furry friend! ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

March 15, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Some of our favorite book characters are hiding in the library.  Use your keen observation skills to find them all and claim your prize. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

March 16, 2020
10:00am - 8:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Some of our favorite book characters are hiding in the library.  Use your keen observation skills to find them all and claim your prize. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

March 16, 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 16, 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Free Flicks at North: Paddington 2

March 16, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Kick off your Spring Break at North Side! Enjoy a free showing of Paddington 2. Popcorn will be provided. ...

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Counts: The 2020 Census and You

March 16, 2020
11:30am - 1:30pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Every 10 years the U.S. Constitution mandates a count of every person in the United States. Come and learn how this count will affect you, your community, and your city for the decade to come. Census staff will be in attendance to answ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Kid's Craft Day: Mosaic Animals

March 16, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Families! Visit South during Spring Break for a special Kid's Craft Day from Noon to 4:00 PM in the Elementary Area! Kids can choose a design for a mosaic picture by arranging together small colored shapes to decorate and take  home! For youth a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

March 16, 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 "Adults" group.

East Side Book Discussion

March 16, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
This month we will be discussing Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon. Coffee and treats will be served. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bake Shop Squishies

March 16, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Squishy, floofy, cutie pies! Sponge-paint your take-home kawaii squishies and feast on tasty treats!  We will talk you through the science of making squishies with adhesive. Location:  Meeting Rooms   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Comics Creators

March 16, 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 "Children" group.

STEM Spring Break: Slime Time

March 16, 2020
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
Are you a scientist? Then come to Forest Avenue Library and get ready to experiment and explore STEM concepts as we make Puffy Slime!  *Registration Required. Registration will open on Monday, 2/10/2020. Large groups and daycares (over 8...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTeens

March 16, 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 "Children" group.

STEM Spring Break: Slime Time

March 16, 2020
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Are you a scientist? Then come to Forest Avenue Library and get ready to experiment and explore STEM concepts as we make Puffy Slime!  *Registration Required. Registration will open on Monday, 2/10/2020. Large groups and daycares (over 8...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Minecraft Club

March 16, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come build with us! Computers and iPads provided: just bring your imaginations. Ages 7-18. ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Kindness Week: Wonder Movie Night

March 16, 2020
6:00pm - 7:15pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Event Details:
Kickoff a week full of kindness with showing of the movie Wonder, snacks, and quiet activity stations throughout the room. A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family STEM Night at the Library

March 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Families and kids! Engage in hands-on STEM activities that spur curiosity and discovery with our STEM Night at the Library! Kids can rotate through the following activity stations: Make a sail car and see how fast it can go. Explore circuitry...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Goodfoot, featuring Erin Brooker-Miller and Andy Miller

March 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of Irish music, performed by Goodfoot. Members include harpist Erin Brooker-Miller, who has competed for and won awards in the highest traditional Irish music competitions, and percussionist Andy Miller,&nb...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion: Red At the Bone

March 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for a discussion of Red At the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Kindness Week: Letter Writing Day

All Day
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop in all day and celebrate kindness by writing a letter, draw a card, or make some art for someone.  You create the letter, card or art and we will mail it to military, veterans, First Responders, and more through Operation Gratitude, an orga...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Families! Visit South for a special St. Patrick's Day Kid's Craft Day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Elementary Area! Kids can color a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Bracelet and take it home! For youth ages 5 to 12. This is a drop-in, unsupervised prog...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

March 17, 2020
10:00am - 8:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Some of our favorite book characters are hiding in the library.  Use your keen observation skills to find them all and claim your prize. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

March 17, 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. ...