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 "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 ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Legos at the Library

October 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages....
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby & Toddler Halloween Bash

October 29, 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: Halloween, Storytimes
Event Details:
Stop by for a special Halloween edition of Mother Goose on the Loose! Wear your costume, enjoy music and dancing, silly stories, a tiny tot parade, and fun fall sensory activities after storytime in our meeting room. Costumes welcome! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spiders! with Polk County Conservation

October 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Halloween, Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special presentation on spiders from a Polk County Conservation Naturalist and discuss different types of spiders such as web weavers and hunters. A live animal will be used if available. Following the presentation, join us to make glow...