Franklin Avenue Library


Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library. Applications must be turned in and approved before attending this program.

The Monarch Butterfly Migration

Sep 16
Monday 10:00 am
Monarch butterflies are especially attracted to the nectar of the native Iowa plants outside the Franklin Library. Joel Van Roekel, supervisor of Environmental Education with Des Moines Parks and Recreation, will be catching, tagging, and releasing monarch butterflies between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The public is invited to learn about and participate in this process.

Freedom in the Digital Age: Take Back Control of Your Life from Technology

Nov 6
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Anna Slavina, a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University, will discuss things consumers should know about how their data are being collected and used. She will relate ways digital media companies exploit cognitive shortcuts to influence consumer behavior and how we can be more mindful of our technology usage.


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