This Week at DMPL

Learn more at dmpl.org/events.

 

Monday, February 22

Nintendo Switch Teen Tournament: Mario Kart 8*
4:00 PM | Ages 10-18 | Nintendo Switch Online
Join us for a Mario Kart 8 tournament! You must have a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Online subscription, and a copy of Mario Kart 8. Registrants will be emailed the passcode to access the tournament once registration is reviewed by library staff.

Spark Stories: Daila Kyi
6:30 PM | All ages | Facebook
Hear the “spark” that shaped Daila Kyi’s community engagement. Kyi is a Family Focus Program Manager with Ethnic Minorities from Burma Advocacy and Resources Center and a Community Researcher with the Crime Victim Assistance Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa.

 

Tuesday, February 23

DMPL Virtual Book Club*
6:30 PM | Adults | Zoom
This month, we’re discussing Woman 99 by Greer Macallister, an Iowa native.

 

Wednesday, February 24

AViD Presents: Robert Kolker*
7:00 PM | All Ages | Zoom
Award-winning journalist and author Robert Kolker will discuss his critically acclaimed nonfiction book Hidden Valley Road, about a family where six of twelve children were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

 

Thursday, February 25

Teen Six-Word Stories Writing Lab*
4:00 PM | Teens | Zoom
Can you tell a story in six words? Give it your best shot at a writing meetup, where we'll learn about what six-word stories are and where they came from, then practice creating them together!

DSM Book Festival Book Club*
7:00 PM | Adults | Zoom
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion. This month, we’re discussing The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

 

Friday, February 26

Virtual Storytime
10:15 AM | Ages 2-6 | Facebook
Bring your imagination and join Miss Donna as we read books, sing and move our bodies in this playful story time about the world we live in.

*Registration required. Register at dmpl.org/events.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Self Guided Metro Mural Tour

All Day 4/1 - 5/1
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Des Moines is home to some amazing artwork, and staying socially distant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what the city has to offer! Use this challenge to find your way to some incredible murals in your neighborhood and around Des Moines. Head to each l...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

VIRTUAL PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST

04/01/2021 @ 8:00am - 04/23/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Make an original shoebox-sized diorama using iconic PEEPS marshmallow candies. Create your family friendly entry using current events, themes from your favorite book, movies/television, or clever “peeps” puns! A limited number of diorama kits (sui...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Library Learning Bags: April Edition

04/10/2021 @ 10:00am - 04/17/2021 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Library Learning Bags: Earth Day Edition Stop by Curbside or DMPL Express Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Library Learning Bag. This month's bag includes a plant related craft in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.  The...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

CANCELLED - DMPL Virtual Teen Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for this meeting of the DMPL Teen Book Club where will be discussing American Street by AVID author, Ibi Zoboi. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Rosie and Miss Mary will be joined for this storytime by Mr. Jay.  He is an ASL certified interpreter at Capitol View Elementary in Des Moines.  We will sing, do some rhymes and read a story all with sign language interpretation by Mr....
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a virtual storytime English and Spanish celebrating Earth Day! ¡Disfruten de un cuento virtual en inglés y español celebrando el Día de la Tierra! facebook.com/dmlib ...

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.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
  THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please look out for another offering this summer! Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's s...