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Kindness Week: Rock Painting

March 18, 2020
3:45pm - 5:00pm
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:
Celebrate kindness this week by painting a kindness rock, with a special picture or message to pass on in the world!   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Art in the Library: CultureAll Presents Kenyan Beading

March 18, 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: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
CultureAll ambassador Josie Shaw will share the traditions and meanings behind beaded jewelry in Kenya.  Art in the Library is for children ages 6-12 and requires preregistration.  Younger siblings may attend if accompanied by an adult.&...
This event is in the "Children" group.

B.A.M. (Books, Art, Make) : Magical Paper and Rock Fairies

March 18, 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: 18
Event Details:
Start your Spring celebration by making a magical fairy using a rock and paper!   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.

STEM Spring Break: Youth Makerspace

March 18, 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.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

March 18, 2020
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us from 4:30-5:45 PM for the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

March 18, 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 "Adults" group.

Iowa Weather with the Master Gardeners

March 18, 2020
6:30pm - 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:
Join the Polk County Master Gardeners for a webcast! This week's topic will be Iowa Weather: With a changing climate, Iowa will be warmer and wetter. State Climatologist Justin Glisan, PhD, from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Ste...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

March 19, 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.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

March 19, 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.

Play, Grow, Learn!

March 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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.

Mr. Roger's Neighborhood Storytime Celebration

March 19, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Help us celebrate kindness and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood with stories, songs, and crafts all about Mr. Roger's Neighborhood! ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Power Play

March 19, 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.

DSM Counts: The 2020 Census and You

March 19, 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

March 19, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us at the Franklin Library for open play and more! Meet families with other young children, check out our awesome picture books, and engage in the five simple steps to success - Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk! We will have a variety of t...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Seekers

March 19, 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:
Looking for a new job? Join us for help with job-related topics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. First Thursday: Job Searching with Google Second Thursday: Job Applications Third Thursday: ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

History of Buttons

March 19, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
Event Details:
Find out about the history and mystery of sewing buttons from around the world. Presenter Mona Abrahamson has been learning about and avidly collecting sewing buttons for over ten years and is a member of the National Button Society, Iowa State Butto...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime Club Kickoff Party

March 19, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Event Details:
DMPL Central is starting an Anime Club, and we're throwing a kickoff party to celebrate! Learn about joining Anime Club all while enjoying food, games, prizes, and of course, anime! Ages 12 to 18. Note: Anime is often rated PG13/TV14, so some...

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

Book Character Bingo

March 19, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
The whole family can come and play bingo, using characters from everyone's favorite children's books. Prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Spring Break: Carrot Music-Makers

March 19, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Have you ever lit up a lit up a lightbulb with a potato? Then come to Forest Avenue Library and make music with a carrot! Warriors for Opportunity, a nonprofit committed to making STEM and technology resources accessible and fun for youth, will teach...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Spring Break Slime!

March 19, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Play & Learn
Event Details:
¡Disfruten de diversión bilingüe con materiales para crear slime!  Enjoy bilingual fun with materials to make slime!  ...

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.

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.

Friday Morning Fever Toddler/Preschool Dance Party

March 20, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
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
Event Details:
Put on your boogie shoes and twirl into the Central library for a dance party!  Dance, do a craft and play with beach balls under the lights of a disco ball! ...

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.

Kid's Craft Day: Poster Coloring Day

March 20, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Kids and families! Stop at the South Side Library during Spring Break from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our Kid's Craft Day! This week, we'll have posters for kids to color in the Elementary Area! Select your poster, color it and take it home! For youth a...
This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Fridays

March 20, 2020
10:00am - 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: Play & Learn
Event Details:
The LEGO bricks will be available in the Children's Area, so bring your imagination and get ready to build. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

March 20, 2020
10:00am - 6:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
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.

Play, Grow, Learn!

March 20, 2020
10:30am - 2:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us at the East Side Library for open play and more! Meet families with other young children, check out our awesome picture books, and engage in the five simple steps to success - Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk! We will have a variety of toys ...