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, April 15

 

I Spy: Arab-American Heritage Month
April 7-20 | Kids | Central Library

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15-27 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Be Ready: Iowa Legal Aid’s Community Resource Fair for Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
10 AM-1 PM | Adults | Central Library

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

East Side Book Discussion Group
2 PM | Adults | East Side Library

ASAP Mondays: Hip Hop Dance*
4 PM | Ages 9-14 | Forest Avenue Library

Meet the Author: Lindsay Currie (presented by Beaverdale Books)
4 PM | Kids/Teens and Families | Franklin Avenue Library

Art 101: Still Life Oil Painting*
6 PM | Adults and Teens | Central Library

Mushroom Foraging
6:30 PM | Adults | East Side Library

Franklin Cinema Club: Punch-Drunk Love
6:30 PM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

 

Tuesday, April 16

 

I Spy: Arab-American Heritage Month
April 7-20 | Kids | Central Library

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15-27 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Winnie the Pooh Scavenger Hunt
April 16-20 | 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

North Side Book Discussion
2 PM | Adults | North Side Library

After-School Club: Melted Crayon Art
4 PM | Ages 10-18 | North Side Library

Reading Buddies with ARL TheraPets!
4 PM | Kids | Central Library

Sensory Play Hour
4 PM | Toddlers, Pre-K, and Kids | South Side Library

 

Wednesday, April 17

 

I Spy: Arab-American Heritage Month
April 7-20 | Kids | Central Library

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15-27 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Winnie the Pooh Scavenger Hunt
April 16-20 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

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

Drop-In STEM Challenge: Magnet Maze
2-7 PM | Kids and Teens | North Side Library

South VolunTeens
4 PM | Ages 12-18 | South Side Library

The Art of Expression: Earth Day Sculptures*
5 PM | Grades 6-12 | Franklin Avenue Library

Books That Will Change your Life: A Nonfiction Book Club*
6 PM | Adults | Central Library

 

Thursday, April 18

 

I Spy: Arab-American Heritage Month
April 7-20 | Kids | Central Library

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15-27 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Winnie the Pooh Scavenger Hunt
April 16-20 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

South Side Book Discussion
2 PM | Adults | South Side Library

Glowforge Training*
3 PM | Adults | Central Library

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online*
3 PM | Adults | Central Library

EPIC Graphic Novel Book Club
4 PM | Ages 7-11 | Franklin Avenue Library

DMPL & Dragons: Thursday*
5:30 PM | Adults | Central Library

STEAM Cart Challenge: Rubber Band Racers*
6:30 PM | Kids | East Side Library

What Can AI Do for History and Education
6:30 PM | All Ages | Franklin Avenue Library

 

Friday, April 19

 

I Spy: Arab-American Heritage Month
April 7-20 | Kids | Central Library

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15-27 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Winnie the Pooh Scavenger Hunt
April 16-20 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

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

 

Saturday, April 20

 

I Spy: Arab-American Heritage Month
April 7-20 | Kids | Central Library

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15-27 | Ages 3+ | South Side Library

Winnie the Pooh Scavenger Hunt
April 16-20 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Art Cart Saturdays
Kids | East Side Library

Little Explorers
10 AM | Ages 0-5 | Central Library

Puzzle and Game Café
11 AM-1 PM | Ages 8+ | South Side Library

Seed and Plant Exchange
2 PM | Adults | South Side Library

 

Sunday, April 21

 

I Spy: Poetry
April 21-May 4 | Kids | Central Library

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us at Central as we celebrate the heritage and contributions of Arab American authors! Find all of the pictures in the Youth area and learn about some great people ... you might even find a book you'd like to read! Find them all 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt!

All Day 4/15 - 4/27
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Kids! Drop in and search the library for all of the items on the sheet and win a prize. For youth ages 3 and up.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Oh, bother, I hope you brought some honey! All of our friends from the Hundred Acre Woods are visiting the library this week! Help us find Pooh and Eeyore and the whole gang and you'll win a marvelous 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.

Creative Readers-From Book to Art!

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Children will listen to a story and then create a masterpiece while exploring with art and STEM activities. Ages 3 to 8 years old, but younger and older siblings are welcome.   ...

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

After-School Club: Melted Crayon Art

4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can join us after school on Tuesdays to enjoy activities in our meeting room. This week, we will make art with melted crayon shavings! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Reading Buddies with ARL TheraPets!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 2, 3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Do you love animals? Then visit Central Library to practice reading with and learn about an ARL TheraPet! Engaging with animals is a great way to boost confidence and reduce anxiety around learning to read! Children under 10 must have a caregiver ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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

Sensory Play Hour

4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Come to South Side for an hour of sensory exploration! From cool textures to fun activities, kids can have a great time learning while doing what they do best: playing! The program space is set up in stations, so families can move between differ...

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.

Baby Rhyme Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Central Library Meeting Room 1
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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