This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Learn more at dmpl.org/events

*Registration required.

 

Monday, July 4

 

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

 

Tuesday, July 5

 

Moana Scavenger Hunt
July 5-9 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Baby Rhyme Time
10:00 AM | 0-18 months | East Side Library

Play, Grow, Learn!
10:00 AM | Ages 0-5 | South Side Library

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

Duct Tape Art
3:30 PM | Ages 10-18 | North Side Library

Reading Buddies with ARL TheraPets*
3:30 PM | Ages 6-18 | Central Library

Level Up!
4:00 PM | Ages 8+ | Forest Avenue Library

 

Wednesday, July 6

 

Moana Scavenger Hunt
July 5-9 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Lil' Crafts
Ages 2-6 | Forest Avenue Library

Choo Choo Train Storytime
10:00 AM | Ages 1-6 | Forest Avenue Library

Toddler Stories, Songs, and Movement
10:00 AM | 18 months-3 years | South Side Library

Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM | 18-36 months | East Side Library

Job Seekers Help with the Financial Empowerment Center
10:00 AM-2:00 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Baby Rhyme Time
10:15 AM | Ages 0-2 | Central Library

Toddler Stories, Songs, and Movement
10:15 AM | Ages 0-5 | Franklin Avenue Library

LEGO Wednesday
12:00-7:30 PM | Kids | East Side Library

Drop-In Computer Help at Central
2:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

Yarn Weaving
2:00 PM | Adults | East Side Library

Reading Help for Adults*
3:00 PM | Adults | North Side Library

Family Storytime
6:00 PM | Ages 0-5 | North Side Library

 

Thursday, July 7

 

Moana Scavenger Hunt
July 5-9 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM | Ages 3-5 | South Side Library

Glowforge Training*
10:00 AM | Adults | Central Library

Wiggles and Giggles
10:15 AM | Ages 0-5 | Central Library

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

English Conversation Practice
3:30 PM | All Ages | South Side Library

DIY Stained Glass Window Decorations*
4:00 PM | Ages 5-18 | Central Library

Des Moines Fire Department Obstacle Course and Water Activities
6:00 PM | Kids | East Side Library

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Comics*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

Swim Storytime
6:45 PM | Ages 0-6 | Teachout Pool (2601 Hubbell Avenue)

 

Friday, July 8

 

Moana Scavenger Hunt
July 5-9 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Maker Day Challenge
Kids and Teens | Forest Avenue Library

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Ages 0-5 | East Side Library

Family Storytime in the Park
10:15 AM | Kids | Colby Park (6900 School Street)

Fresh Conversations*
10:30 AM | Ages 60+ | North Side Library

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

Kids' Book Club: The Smartest Kid in the Universe, by Chris Grabenstein*
3:30 PM | Kids | East Side Library

3-D Printed Among Us Dioramas
4:30 PM | Ages 8+ | Forest Avenue Library

 

Saturday, July 9

 

Moana Scavenger Hunt
July 5-9 | Ages 6+ | Forest Avenue Library

Crafternoon
Kids | Central Library

Shrinky Dink Drop-In Art
Kids and Teens | North Side Library

Art Cart: Colorful Suncatchers
Kids | East Side Library

SEEDS and DMPL Present: Swan
10:00 AM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Sneak Preview
10:30 AM | Kids and Families | Franklin Avenue Library

 

Sunday, July 10

 

Crafternoon
Kids | Central Library

Green Card Immunization Info
2:00 PM | All Ages | Central Library

 

Upcoming Events

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

Moana Scavenger Hunt

All Day 7/5 - 7/9
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
 Find all the hidden characters from the movie Moana to 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

10:00am - 10:30am
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Samantha, our youth librarian, weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime! For caregivers and babies from birth to 18 months. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Play, Grow, Learn!

10:00am - 11:30am
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers can engage in open play, come and go activities at South.  Play, Grow, Learn is an opportunity to meet families with other young children and engage in the five simple steps to success - Read, Write, Sin...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

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:
Babies and their caregivers can join Miss Jennifer on Tuesdays for rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.  This program is recommended for caregivers and babies ages newborn to eighteen months.  Space is limited and available on a ...

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.

Storytime Disclaimer

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Duct Tape Art

3:30pm - 4:30pm
North Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can use colorful duct tape to make pencil pouches, wallets, bracelets, and more! ...

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.

Reading Buddies with ARL TheraPets!

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness, Play & Learn
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Do you love animals? Then visit Central Library to practice reading with an ARL TheraPet! Kids will each get 15 minutes to spend reading and interacting with a live, certified pet-therapy animal.  Engaging with animals is a great way to boost...

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.

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Level Up!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Gaming
Event Details:
Level up your gaming skills! Use our tablets and Nintendo Switch to play Among Us, Minecraft, Roblox, and more. Ages 8+. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Lil' Crafts

All Day
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Every week enjoy a different drop-in craft for our littlest readers.  From paper bag puppets to process-based art, these activities will help kids combine learning and play using the five simple steps of literacy: read, write, talk, sing, play!&...