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DocuTalk: Who Killed Belinda Peisley (2018)

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
The best documentaries make you desperate to discuss! Each month we’ll talk about one of the most intriguing documentaries your library card can connect you with. Join us for a not-quite-a-Book Club: Watch at home, then join us for a virtual dis...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime Manga Meetup!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Love anime and manga? Want to nerd out about it with other people who love it, too? Then join us for the Teen Anime/Manga Meetup! We’ll get together and discuss all things anime and manga, do crafts, play games, watch anime, and more! Ages 12-18...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friday Flicks at Franklin – Toy Story 4

1:30pm - 3:15pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody, Buzz and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen lead the voice cast in the final installment of the beloved animated franchise...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Palentines Celebration: A Movie & DIY Cards

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Event Details:
Create a valentine card for someone you are thankful for today! Doors open at 2pm for card making, then join us to watch Jungle Cruise (PG-13; 2 hrs 9 min) at 2:30. Popcorn will be provided or you may bring your own snack and covered drink. N...

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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.

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 "Adults" group.

Franklin Cinema Club: The Watermelon Woman

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
February's selection is Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman. Discuss noteworthy films at the Franklin Cinema Club, a discussion series held the third Monday each month. Participants view the selected film prior to attending  the discussion. T...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

DocuTalk: Finding Kendrick Johnson

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
The best documentaries make you desperate to discuss! Each month we’ll talk about one of the most intriguing documentaries your library card can connect you with. Join us for a not-quite-a-Book Club: Watch at home, then join us for a virtual dis...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime Manga Meetup!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Love anime and manga? Want to nerd out about it with other people who love it, too? Then join us for the Teen Anime/Manga Meetup! We’ll get together and discuss all things anime and manga, do crafts, play games, watch anime, and more! Ages 12-18...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friday Flicks at Franklin – Nomadland

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. The 2021 Oscar winner for best picture, director and lead actress, was directed by&...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

In the Time of Butterflies | Latina Legacy Movie Series

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Heritage/History Month, Movies
Event Details:
Acompañennos para una proyección de In the Time of Butterflies, una película basada en el libro escrito por escritora Dominicana-Americana, Julia Alvarez (Clasicifación PG-13). Disfruten de manualidades y botanas durante la película. Por favor d...

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.

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.

Food Allergies

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

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.

Movie Rating

Movie is not intended for children unless accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America Film Showing

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:
Movie and discussion of Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America Our presenters are from the Des Moines Founders Garden Club which was founded in 1919. The purpose of GCA is: "to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advanta...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America Film Showing (Central)

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Event Details:
Movie and discussion of Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America Our presenters are from the Des Moines Founders Garden Club which was founded in 1919. The purpose of GCA is: "to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the adva...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Event Details:
Join the Des Moines Founders Garden Club for a screening of the documentary Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks. A member of the garden club will introduce the film. This screening is part of Olmsted 200 Week, a series of events commemorating t...

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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime Manga Meetup!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Love anime and manga? Want to nerd out about it with other people who love it, too? Then join us for the Teen Anime/Manga Meetup! We’ll get together and discuss all things anime and manga, do crafts, play games, watch anime, and more! Ages 12-18...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friday Flicks at Franklin – Cruella

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
In Cruella, Emma Stone stars in the live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians, following the young orphan Estella as she transforms into the powerful Cruella de Vil. The 2021 origin story also stars Emma Thompson.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Cinema Club - The Imposter

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
April's film selection is Bart Layton's twisty 2012 documentary The Imposter.  Discuss noteworthy films at the Franklin Cinema Club, a discussion series held the third Monday each month. Participants view the movie prior to att...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friday Flicks at Franklin – In the Heights

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Usnavi (played by Anthony Ramos) is a sympathetic New York bodega owner who saves every penny, every day hoping for a better life ahead. The 2021 film, directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Cinema Club

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
May's film selection is TBD. Discuss noteworthy films at the Franklin Cinema Club, a discussion series held the third Monday each month. Participants view the selected film prior to attending  the discussion. Titles are&nb...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friday Flicks at Franklin – News of the World

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years earlier, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home. Tom Hanks stars...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Cinema Club

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
June's film selection is TBD. Discuss noteworthy films at the Franklin Cinema Club, a discussion series held the third Monday each month. Participants view the selected film prior to attending  the discussion. Titles are&n...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Cinema Club

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
July's film selection is TBD. Discuss noteworthy films at the Franklin Cinema Club, a discussion series held the third Monday each month. Participants view the selected film prior to attending  the discussion. Titles are&n...

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.