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) 283-4152

Book an East Side Library 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 "Adults" group.

East Side Book Discussion

January 27, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will be discussing Woman 99 by Greer Macallister. Coffee and treats will be served. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk. Please note that our regular 3rd Monday of the month meeting time falls on MLK Day, a day that the lib...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Monday Night Craft: Pocket Pompoms

January 27, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Learn how to make an adorable pom pom creature to put in your pocket.  Materials will be provided for making pom poms and needle felting.  All ages are welcome.  No registration required. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose!

January 28, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
East Side Library Meeting Room
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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones Bilingües

January 28, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español. ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Legos at the Library

January 29, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
East Side Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Build and create with Legos in the children’s area! All ages. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

January 30, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Play, Grow, Learn! Juega, Crece, y Aprende!

January 30, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
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 other families with 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 ...

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.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Children’s Program

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