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This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

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Monday, July 26

Bake Shop Squishies Take-and-Make
July 26-31 | Kids and Teens | Forest Avenue Library (while supplies last)

Kid's Take-and-Make Craft Bag
July 26-31 | Ages 5-12 | South Side Library (while supplies last)

The Outreach Project
1:00-3:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

Mighty Girl Empowerment Series* (Session 3 of 4)
2:30 PM | Ages | Zoom

Summer Science: Fun with Gravity
3:00 PM | Ages 5+ | Colby Park (6900 School Street, Windsor Heights)

Swim Storytime at Nahas Aquatic Center
6:45 PM | Kids | Zoom

 

Tuesday, July 27

Eric Carle Collage
All Day | Ages 0-12 | East Side Library

Baby Storytime in the Park
10:30 AM | Ages 0-2 | Witmer Park (1610 34th Street)

Conversations & Coffee
12:30 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

Rock Buddies!
4:00 PM | Ages 6-12 | Central Library

DMPL Virtual Book Club: I'll Be Gone in the Dark
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn How to Play (Session 4 of 4)*
6:30 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Wednesday, July 28

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Ages 1.5-6 | Forest Avenue Library

Storytime on the Go!
10:30 AM | Ages 2-5 | Witmer Park (1610 34th Street)

What Now? Surviving to Thriving in a Pandemic
2:00 PM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

Family Storytime
6:00 PM | Kids | Belle M. Turner Park (800 Jerlynn Avenue)

 

Thursday, July 29

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Kids | South Side Library

Family Storytime
10:30 AM | Kids | McHenry Park (1012 Oak Park Avenue)

Pop-Up Fun: Sidewalk Painting
1:00 PM | Ages 6+ | South Side Library

Summer Science: Catapults
3:00 PM | Ages 5+ | Witmer Park (1610 34th Street)

 

Friday, July 30

Virtual Stories, Songs, and Movement!
10:15 AM | Families | Facebook

The Outreach Project
1:00-3:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

Slime Time
3:30 PM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Epic Graphic Novel Club: Sidekicks
4:30 PM | Ages 8-12 | East Side Library

 

Saturday, July 31

Hula Hooping Fun with Spark Hoop Dance*
10:30 AM | All Ages | North Side Library

Mini Murder Mystery: Murder of the High Wizard
3:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

Upcoming Events

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

Bake Shop Squishies Take and Make

All Day 7/26 - 7/31
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Squishy, floofy, cutie pies! Paint your take-home Kawaii squishies and feast your eyes on some bakery-themed coloring sheets. As supplies last! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Kid's Take and Make Craft Bag

All Day 7/26 - 7/31
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Stop by the South Side Library to grab a Kid's Take and Make craft bag filled with supplies to make and create at home! These bags are available while supplies last! For youth ages 5-12.  ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sunshine Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Kids and families! Join Miss Becky outside at Forest Avenue Library on the lawn for Sunshine Storytime at 10:00 a.m.! Bring a blanket, chair or tarp and listen to silly stories and move to fun songs outside on the Library Lawn und...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

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

CANCELLED Storytime on the Go!

10:30am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
*PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE HEAT ADVISORY.* Join Miss Donna at Witmer Park at 10:30 AM for this special outdoor Toddler and Preschool Storytime. We will listen to books, sing songs and move our bodies to music. Story Time on...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

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.

What Now? Surviving to Thriving in a Pandemic

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Licensed therapists, Diane and Andrea, will talk about ways to manage feelings related to the changes caused by COVID-19 and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus caused Iowans to quickly adjust to a new ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Alicia at Belle M. Turner Park for stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family! The library will provide yoga mats for seating, but you are welcome to bring your own blanket or chair to the park.   Following storytime, t...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

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

Sunshine Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Kids and families! Join Miss Janee outdoors at South for Sunshine Storytime at 10:00 a.m.! Bring a blanket, chair or tarp and listen to silly stories and move to fun songs outside on the Library Lawn under the trees! All ages are welco...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Alicia at McHenry Park for stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family! The library will provide yoga mats for seating, but you are also welcome to bring your own blanket or chair to the park. Following storytime, there wil...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.