July 4 closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will commence Tuesday, July 5.

The Writers' Block

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Do you want to make real progress on your writing goals in a distraction free atmosphere? Want to get a head start on your November Novel for NanoWriMo?
Join our writing retreat with your favorite writing utensils on Monday, October 27th at 5:30pm to Central Library for a concentrated 50-minute writing session.  Bring a work in progress or use our writing prompts. Starbucks brewed coffee will be provided.



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.