Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will open at NOON Tuesday, January 26 for curbside pickup (and computers at Central Library) due to inclement weather. All holds pickup deadlines and due dates have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

This Week at DMPL

The Des Moines Public Library has canceled all programming through March 31. For more information, go to dmpl.org/coronavirus.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn How to Play

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's soprano ukuleles with your library card. Natalie Steenson will facilitate this 4-week class, t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Make: Wine Cork Trivet

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Join us online for Take & Make: Wine Cork Trivet!  Registrants will receive a FREE kit some of the supplies needed to make a trivet. A trivet is very similar to a pot holder. It is used under a hot pan so it doesn't ru...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Goldfinch Award Bookclub

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Help choose the next Iowa Goldfinch Award winner!  The Goldfinch Award is decided entirely by kids in grades K - 3rd.  Join us for a Zoom book club with 3 sessions where you will listen to five of the nominated picture books.  This pro...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories: Melissa Gradischnig

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Melissa Gradischnig is the Director of Marketing & Community Relations at Central Iowa Shelter & Services—the largest homeless shelter in the state of Iowa.  She also founded and coordinates Voices to Be Heard, a statewide support g...

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

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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 book being discussed is "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.  The DSM Book Club is a new online sharin...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories, Songs and Movement!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for story time with Miss Donna on Facebook!  Listen to bunny slopes by Claudia Rueda, help put the animals in the mitten, and have fun moving!  No registration required.  Here is a link if you would like to pr...

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 Learning Bags: Butterfly Habitats with Parks and Recreation

01/30/2021 @ 10:00am - 02/05/2021 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by Curbside or DMPL Express Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Library Learning Bag. This month's bag includes an opportunity to create a Monarch Butterfly habitat seed ball with an instructional video from Des Moines Parks and...