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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Foy Irish Dancers

1:30pm - 2:30pm
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: Performances
Event Details:
Stop by the Central Library after the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade for some hot chocolate and a performance from the Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance.  *Note: Performance will begin at the conclusion of the parade, so the scheduled ti...

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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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Event Details:
Día is an international celebration of the joy found in early childhood and reading. This year, the Des Moines Public Library and its community partners are celebrating together! Join us at Union Park, Heritage Carousel of DesMoines for hands-on a...

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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.

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

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

Ivy + Bean the Musical Sneak Preview

10:30am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Visit the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Ivy + Bean the Musical which is based on the series by Annie Barrows. Enjoy the performance and enter to win free tickets to the play!  ...

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

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Des Moines Metro Opera Previews The Barber of Seville and Salome

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Des Moines Metro Opera opens its 2024 season with two of the world’s greatest operas: Rossini’s famed comedy, The Barber of Seville, and Richard Strauss’s scandalous drama, Salome. Join DMMO Preview Lecturer, Joshua Borths, for an in-depth look at th...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Des Moines Metro Opera Preview Lecturer Joshua Borths returns for an in-depth preview of the final two operas of the opera’s 2024 season: Debussy’s shimmering Impressionist opera, Pelléas & Mélisande, and the world premiere of Damien Geter and Li...