This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

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**Admission required.

 

Monday, September 26

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Leaf Identification Scavenger Hunt
September 26-October 1 | Kids | Central Library

Practica de conversación en inglés | English Conversation Practice
10:00 AM | Adults | Central Library

Preschool Storytime
10:15 AM | Ages 3-5 | Franklin Avenue Library

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

Typing Club*
3 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion
6 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

Reading Challenge 2022 Book Club*
6 PM | Adults | Zoom

Monarch Butterfly Tagging with Des Moines Parks and Recreation
6:30 PM | Ages 5+ | South Side Library

Resume Basics
6:30 PM | Adults | East Side Library

 

Tuesday, September 27

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Leaf Identification Scavenger Hunt
September 26-October 1 | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Baby Rhyme Time
10 AM | 0-18 Months | East Side Library

Play, Grow, Learn!
10 AM | Ages 0-5 | South Side Library

Baby Rhyme Time
10:15 AM | 0-18 Months | Franklin Avenue Library

Baby and Toddler Rhyme Time
10:30 AM | 0-24 Months | North Side Library

Creative Readers: From Book to Art
4 PM | Ages 3-8 | Franklin Avenue Library

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

DocuTalk: Waging Change (2019)*
6 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Books & Bites*
6:30 PM | Adults | The Walnut (1417 Walnut Street)

Uncovering Your Poem: Poetry Workshop with Des Moines Poet Kelsey Bigelow
6:30 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

 

Wednesday, September 28

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Leaf Identification Scavenger Hunt
September 26-October 1 | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Family Storytime
10 AM | Ages 1-6 | Forest Avenue Library

Toddler Storytime
10 AM | 18-36 Months | East Side Library

Everystep Healthy Start Community Days
10 AM-12 PM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Job Seekers Help with the Financial Empowerment Center
10 AM-2 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Job Seekers Help with the Evelyn K. Davis Center
10 AM-2 PM | Ages 16+ | South Side Library

Baby Rhyme Time
10:15 AM | 0-18 Months | Central Library

Toddler Stories, Songs, and Movement
10:15 AM | 18-36 Months | Franklin Avenue Library

Drop-In Computer Help at Central
2 PM | Adults | Central Library

Anime/Manga Meetup: Cosplay Day
4 PM | Ages 12-18 | South Side Library

Forest VolunTeens
4 PM | Ages 12-18 | Forest Avenue Library

The Art of Expression - Bullet Journals*
5 PM | Grades 6-12 | Franklin Avenue Library

Family Storytime
6 PM | Kids and Families | North Side Library

Date Night: Hunt a Killer*
6 PM | Adults | East Side Library

Book Binding: Coptic Binding
6 PM | Adults and Teens | Forest Avenue Library

Vegan Banking with Thistle's Summit
6:30 PM | Adults | South Side Library

 

Thursday, September 29

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Leaf Identification Scavenger Hunt
September 26-October 1 | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Kids Art Cart
Kids | North Side Library

No School Fun Day - Leaf Rubbing Collage
September 29 | All Ages | Franklin Avenue Library

Preschool Storytime
10 AM | Ages 3-5 | South Side Library

Glowforge Training*
10 AM | Adults | Central Library

Bilingual Job Seekers Help with the Evelyn K. Davis Center
10 AM-2 PM | Adults | South Side Library

Wiggles and Giggles
10:15 AM | Ages 0-6 | Central Library

Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM | Ages 3-5 | North Side Library

Family Bad Art Day
2:30 PM | Ages 3-12 | South Side Library

Manualidades at Forest Avenue Library
4:45 PM | All Ages | Forest Avenue Library

Crafty Readers: Reading and Weaving | Lectores Artísticos: Leyendo y Tejiendo
6 PM | All Ages | East Side Library

 

Friday, September 30

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Leaf Identification Scavenger Hunt
September 26-October 1 | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

No School Fun Day - Be Who You Are!
Kids | Franklin Avenue Library

Drop-In Building Challenges
Kids and Teens | North Side Library

Drop-In Perler Bead Art
Kids | East Side Library

Maker Day Challenge
Kids and Teens | Forest Avenue Library

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

Touch-a-Van: Fun with the Library Delivery Van
2 PM | All Ages | Franklin Avenue Library

Fluffy Slime
4 PM | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

 

Saturday, October 1

 

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Leaf Identification Scavenger Hunt
September 26-October 1 | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Art Cart: Spider Webs
Kids | East Side Library

Family Movie Party: Onward (PG)
1:30 PM | Families | Central Library

Sit n' Stitch*
1:30 PM | Adults and Teens | North Side Library

Introduction to Programming with Scratch*
2 PM | Grades 6-8 | Franklin Avenue Library

 

Sunday, October 2

 

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt
September 12-October 15 | Kids | Central Library

Game Day @ Central
1:30-4:30 PM | Adults | Central Library

 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

Latin American Country Scavenger Hunt!

All Day 9/12 - 10/15
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Join us each week to find and learn about all 33 Latin American Countries for Latinx American Heritage Month! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Game Day @ Central

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central Library Meeting Room 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 2, 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come out to the Central Library, try out some new board games and make some new friends.  A selection of table top games will be provided for use in the library.  Feel free to bring beverages, snacks, and your own games if you would like to...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Scooby Doo Scavenger Hunt

All Day 10/3 - 10/8
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Find all your friends from Scooby Doo in this scavenger hunt and win a 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 "Teens" group.

TeenTober Take-and-Make Bags!

All Day 10/3 - 10/17
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Teens! Help us celebrate TeenTober at the library! Stop by any of our six branches to pick up a TeenTober Take-and-Make Bag with fun swag and one piece of a very special community project! We’ve partnered with the student-led organizatio...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Ofrenda Flowers (Flores)

10:00am - 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Help us make paper flowers for our Day of the Dead Ofrenda decorations, which will be on display from October 24 through November 3.  Ayúdanos a hacer flores de papel para decorar nuestra Ofrenda del Día de los Muertos, que estará en exhibici...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Jennifer for Preschool Storytime on Monday mornings at 10:15 a.m.  There will be stories, rhymes, music, and more. This storytime is recommended for ages three to five, but all children are welcome to attend.   The Frankl...

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.

The Outreach Project

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Cafe Gallery
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Cafe 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.

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: 8
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.