Curbside Pickup Service Begins Monday, June 1

All Des Moines Public Library buildings will be 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 begins June 1. 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Summer Scavenger Hunt

May 31, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Gaming, Play & Learn
Event Details:
This event has been cancelled.  We are sorry for any inconvenience. Get ready for summer reading by doing our scavenger hunt in the Children's Area.  Find all of the hidden pictures and receive a prize. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Summer Reading Kickoff: Scavenger Hunt

June 1, 2020
9:15am - 7:45pm
Central Library Children’s Area
Cancelled
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Kick off Summer Reading in style at Central Library.  You can sign up for our all-summer reading challenge and pick out your own prize book to keep forever.  Then try your hand at our summer scavenger hunt to win candy.   ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Preschool Storytime

June 1, 2020
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:
Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Play, Grow, Learn!

June 1, 2020
10:15am - 11:30am
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Franklin Avenue Library Afternoon Book Discussion

June 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss Educated by Tara Westover. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Basic Computer Skills

June 1, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
  Visit the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. 1st Monday of the month - Mouse and Keyboard Basics; 2...
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED STEM Mondays: Kaleidoscopes

June 1, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you a scientist? Then come to Forest Avenue Library and get ready to experiment and explore STEM concepts as we make homemade kaleidoscopes! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

CANCELLED Comics Creators

June 1, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Cancelled
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children...