East Side Library

East Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
2559 Hubbell Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50317

Directions:
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Ashley Molzen headshot

Ashley Molzen
Manager
ARMolzen@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 248-6255

Book a meeting room

Hours:
Sunday:  Closed
Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

October 22, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. Following the program...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pokémon Club: Pumpkin Painting

October 22, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Halloween, Gaming
Event Details:
Come to our monthly Pokémon Club! Bring your Pokémon playing cards and Nintendo DS to battle other Pokémon fans. This month we will also paint mini pumpkins based on your favorite Pokémon. Ages 8-18. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones Bilingues

October 22, 2019
6:00pm - 6:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Intended for children up to age 8. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español....
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Free Flicks at East: Goosebumps 2!

October 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:15pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween, Movies
Event Details:
Join us for a special showing of Goosebumps 2! Rated PG. Two boys unleash Halloween monster mayhem when they open a mysterious locked book they found in an old abandoned house - including witches, werewolves, and giant gummy bears. Decorate a paper m...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pumpkin Storytime for Preschoolers!

October 24, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Storytimes
Event Details:
Today we will celebrate Fall with a special storytime all about Pumpkins! After storytime, decorate a mini pumpkin and make a craft to take home. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories, Songs, and Stretches!® (Yoga de Cuentos y Canciones Bilingüe)

October 24, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
East Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us for a fun bilingual program that is inspired by Yoga, and informed by science. We will focus on basic Yoga poses, as well as yoga-inspired movement and stillness to support your child’s early learning. Please wear comfortable clothing and bri...

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.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

October 25, 2019
10:30am - 2:00pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us at the East Side Library for open play and more! Meet families with other young children, check out our awesome picture books, and engage in the five simple steps to success - Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk! We will have a variety of toys ...