This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

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Monday, October 11

TeenTober Take and Make Bags
Now-October 15 | Ages 12-18 | All Locations

Baby Yoda Glow
October 11-16 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Storytime To-Go Bags
October 11-13 | Ages 0-5 | Franklin Avenue Library

Storytime To-Go Bags
October 11, 13, & 14 | Ages 0-5 | South Side Library

Franklin Avenue Book Discussion
1:00 PM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

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

Typing Club*
3:00 PM | Adults | North Side Library

3-D Printing Basics: Bookmarks on Zoom*
4:00 PM | Ages 9-18 | Zoom

Franklin VolunTeens
4:00 PM | Ages 12-18 | Franklin Avenue Library

Anime Club: Kawaii Pumpkins*
5:30 PM | Ages 12-17 | East Side Library

Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal - A Photographic Journey*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Tuesday, October 12

Conversations & Coffee
2:30 PM | Adults | South Side Library

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

After-School Club: Video Gaming
4:00 PM | Ages 10-18 | North Side Library

 

Wednesday, October 13

Erika Mendez Art Day!
All Day | Kids | East Side Library

Lil Craft Bags: Sesame Street
All Day | Toddlers & Preschoolers | Forest Avenue Library

Learn to Slay: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons* (Session #1 of 4)
4:00 PM | Ages 12-18 | Zoom

Spark Stories: Jose Alvarado
6:30 PM | Adults | Facebook & YouTube

 

Thursday, October 14

DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Dragon Claws*
4:30 PM | Ages 9-18 | Zoom

NEA Big Reads Book Discussion: Parable of the Sower
6:00 PM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

 

Friday, October 15

Maker Day Challenge: Paper Pixel Art
All Day | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

American Sign Language Virtual Storytime 
10:15 AM | Kids | Facebook

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

Epic Graphic Novel Club: Nightlights*
4:30 PM | Ages 8-12 | East Side Library

3-D Printing Basics: Mini Monsters*
4:30 PM | Ages 9-18 | Forest Avenue Library

 

Saturday, October 16

Bubble Cup Learning Bag at Central
October 16-22 | Kids | Central Library

Coding Bracelet Take-and-Make
October 16, 18-22 | Kids | North Side Library

World Singing Day
11:00 AM | Adults/All ages | Central Library Lawn

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Take & Make
Event Details:
Come to the Central Library youth area or the pick-up window to receive a kit with the items you will need to make amazing bubble cups!   By following the instructions or watching the video that will be available on the Des Moines Public Li...
This event is in the "Children" group.

I-Spy: Pumpkins

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Drop in anytime October 18th-October 30th in the children's area to search for hidden painted pumpkins all over the children's area, take home a prize for finding them all, and vote for your favorite!   ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Storytime To Go Bags

All Day
Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes, Take & Make
Event Details:
Visit the Franklin Library every Monday 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 f...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" 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
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, 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 "Children" group.

Mini Haunted House Craft

All Day 10/18 - 10/23
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Build your own mini haunted house with the provided supplies or branch out and use your own.  As supplies last, best for ages 6+. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

NEA Big Reads Student Art Exhibit

All Day 10/18 - 10/30
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
Event Details:
Join us at Des Moines Public Library for a student art exhibit inspired by the NEA Big Read pick Fahrenheit 451. Explore artistic interpretations of censorship from over 50 Des Moines Public School student artists at the Franklin and Central branches...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

NEA Big Reads Student Art Exhibit

All Day 10/18 - 10/30
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
Event Details:
Join us at Des Moines Public Library for a student art exhibit inspired by the NEA Big Read pick Fahrenheit 451. Explore artistic interpretations of censorship from over 50 Des Moines Public School student artists at the Franklin and Central branches...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Coding Bracelet Take and Make

10:00am - 5:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Drop-in to the North Side Library and take home everything you need to make a secret message bracelet! You will learn about binary code while making your bracelet and receive a list of books about coding if you'd like to explore more. ...