East Side Library

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Location Details

Address:
2559 Hubbell Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50317

Directions:
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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.

I-Spy: Pumpkins

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Drop in anytime October 18th-October 30th in the children's area to search for hidden painted pumpkins all over the children's area, take home a prize for finding them all, and vote for your favorite!   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

East Side Book Discussion Group

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us as we participate in the NEA Big Read discussion of Ray Bradbury's classic, Fahrenheit 451. Coffee and treats will be served. Books will be available for pick up at East's circulation desk. ...

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.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
For students with disabilities and their families, the special education system can feel like a maze! An alphabet soup of acronyms, pages and pages of data and evaluations, and frequent IEP team meetings often leave families confused. If you are alre...

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 "Adults" group.

Trivia Chills and Thrills!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Are you so full of spooky trivia that zombies are coming for your brains? Is your broom weighted down with all of your horror knowledge? Join us for an evening full of trivia that will give you all the chills and thrills!  Play with your frie...

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 "All Ages" group.

East Side Library's Fall Book Sale

All Day 10/21 - 10/23
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Find books from all genres, cd's, audiobooks, magazines and more at the East Side Fall Book Sale held in the Library's Meeting Room: 10:00 to 7:00 Thursday, October 21st 10:00 to 6:00 Friday, October 22nd 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday, October 23rd...

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 "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL YA for Adults Book Club. This month we are discussing A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kimmerer This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confir...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Book Festival Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion.  The DSM Book Club is an online sharing session designed to showcase Des Moines' favorite reads. This club will ...