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This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

Learn more at dmpl.org/events

For a schedule of DMPL storytimes visit dmpl.org/storytimes.

*Registration required.

 

Monday, November 27

 

I Spy: Native American Heritage Month
November 19-December 2 | Kids | Central Library

Cozy Things Scavenger Hunt
November 20-December 2 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

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

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion
6 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

Sounds of the Season
6:30 PM | All Ages | Franklin Avenue Library

 

Tuesday, November 28

 

I Spy: Native American Heritage Month
November 19-December 2 | Kids | Central Library

Cozy Things Scavenger Hunt
November 20-December 2 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Trip to the Moon Scavenger Hunt
November 28-December 2 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Beyond Birth: Baby's First Year
9 AM | Adults | Central Library

Play, Grow, Learn!
10 AM | Ages 0-5 | South Side Library

Medicare Presentation with BINGO
2 PM | Adults | East Side Library

Creative Readers: From Book to Art
4 PM | Ages 3-8 | Franklin Avenue Library

After-School Club: Switch Gaming
4 PM | Ages 10-18 | North Side Library

Level Up!
4 PM | Ages 8+ | Forest Avenue Library

Introvert Book Club
6:30 PM | Adults | North Side Library

 

Wednesday, November 29

 

I Spy: Native American Heritage Month
November 19-December 2 | Kids | Central Library

Cozy Things Scavenger Hunt
November 20-December 2 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Trip to the Moon Scavenger Hunt
November 28-December 2 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Job Seekers Help with the Evelyn K. Davis Center
10 AM-12 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Job Seekers Help with the Evelyn K. Davis Center
10 AM-2 PM | Adults/All Ages | South Side Library

Compre. Coma. Viva Saludable.*
11 AM | Adults | Central Library

Mindfulness Meditation Presented by Supportive Services by Veteran Families
1:30 PM | Adults | Central Library

Drop-In STEM Challenge: Plastic Egg Towers
2-7 PM | Kids and Teens | North Side Library

Bubble Tea Party
4 PM | Ages 12+ | Forest Avenue Library

The Art of Expression: Embossed Foil Art*
5 PM | Grades 6-12 | Franklin Avenue Library

Degree Transfers How-To with USCRI
6:30 PM | Adults | South Side Library

The Varsity Cinema Book Club: Interview with a Vampire
8:30 PM | Adults | Varsity Cinema

 

Thursday, November 30

 

I Spy: Native American Heritage Month
November 19-December 2 | Kids | Central Library

Cozy Things Scavenger Hunt
November 20-December 2 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Trip to the Moon Scavenger Hunt
November 28-December 2 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Glowforge Training*
10 AM | Adults | Central Library

Kids Pokémon Card Swap
4 PM | Ages 7-18 | Franklin Avenue Library

PAWS and Read with Therapy Dogs
6 PM | Kids | East Side Library

Bilingual Craft: Paper Dag Luminaries/Luces de Papel
6:30 PM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

 

Friday, December 1

 

I Spy: Native American Heritage Month
November 19-December 2 | Kids | Central Library

Cozy Things Scavenger Hunt
November 20-December 2 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Trip to the Moon Scavenger Hunt
November 28-December 2 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Little Explorers
10 AM | Ages 0-5 | Franklin Avenue Library

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

School of Beats
4 PM | Ages 12+ | Forest Avenue Library

 

Saturday, December 2

 

I Spy: Native American Heritage Month
November 19-December 2 | Kids | Central Library

Cozy Things Scavenger Hunt
November 20-December 2 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Trip to the Moon Scavenger Hunt
November 28-December 2 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Kid's Craft Day: Mitten Lacing Cards
Ages 5-12 | South Side Library

Sit n' Stitch & Yarn Swap
1:30-3:30 PM | Adults and Teens | North Side Library

Flowerpot Mosaics*
2:30 PM | Adults | East Side Library

 

Sunday, December 3

 

I Spy: Healthy Choices
December 3-16 | Kids | Central Library

DMPL & Dragons*
1:30 PM | Adults | Central Library

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Find all of the pictures in the children's area to get a prize! ...

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 "Children" group.
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Pictures of all the supplies you need for a trip to the moon are hidden around the library.  Can you blast off by finding them all to win a prize?  Best for ages 6+   ...

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 "Children" group.

Kids Pokémon Card Swap

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Are you looking for a place to trade your Pokémon cards?  Bring your friends and come to this monthly program with any cards you want to trade.  This event is open to children ages 7-18.    The Franklin Library is located...

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 "Children" group.

PAWS and Read with Therapy Dogs

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
PAWS and Read with therapy dogs from Dog Training Elite here in Des Moines. We will also have supplies to make a DIY braided dog toy, while supplies last.  Reading to trained therapy pets can help build self-esteem, offers children a non-judg...

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.

Children’s Program

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

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

Bilingual Craft: Paper Bag Luminaries Luces de Papel

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us to make an easy craft that you can use to decorate your house for the upcoming winter. Ven y crea una manualidad para decorar tu casa para este invierno.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Little Explorers

10:00am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Bring your young ones to our Little Explorers program, designed for children ages 0-5, to discover, learn and play with different sensory activities. No Registration is Required. Please wear play clothes as some activities may be messy. ...

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 "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Cafe Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Cafe Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters. They may also offer support and ...

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 "Teens" group.

School of Beats

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
All your friends will want you spinning at their parties! At this hands-on class we will learn the skills needed to become a DJ. We provide the equipment, you bring the creativity. Ages 12+. ...