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East Side Library

East Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
2559 Hubbell Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50317

Directions:
Google Maps

Michelle Abrahamson headshot

Michelle Abrahamson
Manager
MJAbrahamson@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book an East Side Library meeting room

In-Person Services
  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
  • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
  • Closed Sunday
Curbside Pickup
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday-Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

The East Side Library is a welcoming space for everyone who wants to explore new interests or master new skills. Our free programs and displays will inspire you, and our helpful staff will assist with finding items in both English and Spanish. Dive into the colorful environment of Rosie’s Ocean (our themed space in the children’s area), attend a program in our meeting room, relax with a book or magazine in our fireplace nook, or use our computers and WiFi to help you achieve your goals.

La East Side Library es una biblioteca que da las bienvenidas a cualquiera que quiera explorar intereses nuevos o aprender nuevas habilidades. Nuestros programas gratuitos y exhibiciones de libros lo inspirarán y nuestro personal podrá asistirle en encontrar materiales en inglés y español.  Sumérgese en el Mar de Rosie—el área de niños temático y vívido, asista a un programa en nuestro salón de reuniones, relájese con un libro o revista a lado de la chimenea, o use las computadoras y WiFi para lograr sus metas.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Stories, Songs and Movement!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Let's Go Camping! Bring your imagination and join Miss Donna on Facebook as we read books, sing and move our bodies in this playful story time about the world we live in. Ages two and up. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Epic Graphic Novel Club: Sidekicks

4:30pm - 5:15pm
East Side Library Lawn
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join  us for our third EPIC BOOK CLUB on the East Side Library Lawn for ages 8-12.  Sign up here and pick up your copy of Sidekicks (copies will also be handed out at the 2nd Epic Graphic Novel Book Club on Friday July 2nd).  We will c...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mini Murder Mystery: Murder of the High Wizard

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Have you always dreamed of Wizard School?  Now's your chance to be a member of the faculty! but be warned--there is murder afoot! The body of High Magus Wilburton was discovered this morning. It appears he died late last night, the night of a...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

I-Spy: State Fair Edition

All Day
East Side Rosie's Nature Nook
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Rosie's Nature Nook
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Join us to celebrate the Iowa State Fair all month long with a fun I-Spy search around the children's area featuring some of the fair's best known sights!  Find five to get a prize, or spend time finding all of them for fun!  Prizes availab...
This event is in the "Children" group.

All About Oceans Library Learning Bag

08/02/2021 @ 11:00am - 08/07/2021 @ 5:00pm
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Drop in to pick up a special Library Learning bag geared all about the ocean!  Available while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mighty Girl Empowerment Series

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Are you a mighty girl*? Ready to become a mighty woman but have questions? Then join DMPL and community experts to get your questions answered in this four-session series. Know your body, know yourself, and get empowered! Session topics ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic with Polk County Health: Dose 2

3:00pm - 6:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Pfizer vaccine is provided free of charge by Polk County Health. Register at https://phciowa.org/covid-19/#vaccine.  Please Note: Appointments are for a second dose for those who took the first dose on July 13.  ...