This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

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Monday, January 10

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Forest Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration*
3:30 PM | All Ages | Zoom

 

Tuesday, January 18

January Lego Challenge
Now-January 29 | Kids and Teens | North Side Library

"I Have a Dream" Scavenger Hunt
January 18-22 | Kids | North Side Library

Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt
January 18-22 | Kids and Teens | Forest Avenue Library

Indoor Snowball Games!
January 18-23 | All Ages | Central Library

Kid's Art Cart
Ages 4-12 | South Side Library

Simple Steps Spot: Color Walk
Ages 0-5 | East Side Library

Storytime To-Go Bags
Ages 0-5 | South Side Library

Business Model Canvas (Week 2 of 3)*
12:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

North Side Book Discussion
1:30 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Slime Time: Winter Slime*
2:30 PM | Ages 9-12 | South Side Library

Level Up!
3:30 PM | Ages 8+ | Forest Avenue Library

Bad Art Night
5:30 PM | All Ages | East Side Library

Intermediate Ukulele Class (#3 of 4)*
6:30 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Wednesday, January 19

Kid's Block Challenge
All Ages | South Side Library

Lego Winter Challenge
Kids | East Side Library

Teen Grab Bag: Winter Watercolors
Teens | Franklin Avenue Library

STEM Builders*
2:30 PM | Ages 8-12 | South Side Library

Computación Básica para Adultos | Computer Basics for Adults (in Spanish)
5:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

Best of 2021: Book Chat's Favorite Reads of the Year*
6:30 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Thursday, January 20

LSI Citizenship Class (Thursday Session #3 of 10)
10:00 AM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block Informational Table
1:00-3:00 PM | Adults | North Side Library

South Side Book Discussion
2:00 PM | Adults | South Side Library

Conversations and Coffee
3:30 PM | Adults | South Side Library

Coffee & Collage: Winter Edition
5:45 PM | Adults | East Side Library

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Friday, January 21

Dinosaur Discovery!
January 21-22 | Kids | Franklin Avenue Library

LSI Citizenship Class (Friday Session #3 of 10)
10:00 AM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

Maker Day Challenge: Lego Construction
Kids and Teens | Forest Avenue Library

The Outreach Project
1:00-3:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

 

Saturday, January 22

Science To-Go Saturdays
Kids | South Side Library

Upcoming Events

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

Storytime To Go Bags

All Day
South Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the South Side Library each week to pick up a different Storytime To Go Bag.  Each bag will include rhymes, songs, and book suggestions for babies and preschoolers along with literacy activities.  The storytime bags are recommended fo...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Simple Steps Spot: Search and Find Letters

All Day 1/24 - 1/26
Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Visit the library and do an activity highlighting one of our 5 Simple Steps.  This week we are focusing on Talk and will have our Search-and-Find Letter Bags available to play I Spy.  Caregivers and their children can search for items in...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Creative Readers Take and Make

All Day 1/24 - 1/29
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by the North Side Library to pick up your take-home edition of Creative Readers! Enjoy activities inspired by the book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty. Visit dmpl.org or call us at 515-283-4152 to place a hold on the book. This tak...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

January Lego Challenge

All Day 1/24 - 1/29
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop-in to North Side anytime during the month of January and complete a Lego Challenge! Then, we will put your completed project on display here at the library. ...

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.
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Exhibits
Event Details:
Habitat for Humanity will be at the North Side Library to answer questions about the April 2022 Rock the Block® in the Highland Park/Oak Park Neighborhood. Stop by their table to learn about how to volunteer or to get more information about how Habit...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Gateway Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Gateway Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with area organizations to connect people with community resources. Community advocates will provide information about community resources like meal sites and shelters. They may also offer support and ...

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.

East Side Book Discussion Group

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Please join us for our monthly book group where we will discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson. Books will be available for pick up at the East Side circulation desk. Coffee and treats will be served. Please note that our regular third Monday...

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.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Typing Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Would you like to learn how to type or improve your keyboarding skills at your own pace? The library can help! Visit the North Side Library every Monday at 3pm to practice and get one on one assistance. Laptops will be provided. All skill levels welc...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.