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All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE

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 "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Join the Science Tellers for a story told through science experiments. "Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress" tells the story of two kids that go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom from the Ice Sorceress! When thing...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Darius the Great is Not Okay Adib Khorram.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime: Creepy Crawlies!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
What creepy crawlies can you find outside? Join Youth Librarian Miss Janee virtually for a Creepy Crawlies Virtual Storytime Friday at 10:15 AM on Facebook!  Kids can listen to the story, In The Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming and afterwards ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Dancing Raisins Experiment

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Watch as Miss Jennifer demonstrates how to make raisins dance. You will need: A clear glass Clear soda (7-Up or Sprite) Raisins This experiment helps children learn about density and carbonation. Links YouTube ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Trust Exercise by Susan Choi.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Women's Suffrage with the Iowa Women's Archive

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Exhibits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
We're celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a Zoom presentation! In August 1920, the 19th Amendment passed making it illegal to deny a person to vote based on their sex. Join  Anna, a Processing Librarian for the Iowa Wome...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 317
Event Details:
Join us for a Zoom conversation with award-winning author, educator, and public speaker, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, as she discusses her book Raising White Kids. Sure to be relevant and thought-provoking, this is an event created to tackle some of tod...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELED Toddler Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Event Details Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Meeting Room. ...