Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reopen for some in-person services on a limited basis on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Go HERE for all the details about 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 "Children" group.

Library Learning Bag: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Art Center

10/26/2020 @ 10:00am - 10/31/2020 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by Curbside Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Build Your Own Ofrenda Kit, courtesy of the Des Moines Art Center. The suggested age for the bags is 5-12 and are intended for you or your child to use in open-ended...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Get Cozy with Hygge

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
The Danish word “Hygge” has no easy translation into English.  It combines hospitality, contentment, and mindfulness, and some even claim that it helps Denmark earn the title of “Happiest Country in the World.”  Join Tova Brandt from the Mu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Book Festival Book Club: The Secrets We Kept

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
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 Secrets we Kept" by Lara Prescott.  The DSM Book Club is a new online sharing sessio...
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 - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Not so scary stories! Bring your imagination as we read books, sing and move our bodies in this playful story time about the world we live in. Ages two to six. You are welcome to wear a costume, but not required. This program has limited space ...

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.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...

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 Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intro to Weatherization with Green Iowa

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of tips and tricks on how to optimize your home for Iowa's mercurial weather with Green Iowa!  Green Iowa AmeriCorps (GIA) is a state-wide community service program focusing on conservation and sustainability in our loc...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Creative Readers

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Are you ready for winter? Read about Owl and how much he is looking forward to winter in Little Owl's Snow by Dirya Srinivasan and then make your very own owl and snow. Registration required - Please register as a family if m...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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