Mexican Cooking

Mar 17
Saturday 12:00 pm
Get hands-on and learn about Mexican cooking traditions with CultureALL Ambassador R.J. Hernandez! Hernandez’s passion for cooking began as he watched his mother prepare Mexican dishes as a kid. During this workshop, he’ll help participants make their own flour tortillas. You’ll measure and mix ingredients, knead and roll out dough, and cook tortillas on a comal. By the time you’re done, you’ll have tortillas that would make your abuela proud! Please preregister by calling 283-4152 ext. 3, or by going to

Bad Art Night: Oceans

Join us for an evening of ocean themed bad art at the East Side Library. This all-ages event will showcase your creativity. Materials will be provided for you to make a “bad” piece of art – -use your creativity to make your best ocean themed Pinterest fail or mess-terpiece. Each team will have about 30 minutes to create their work, then each piece of art will be put into our exhibition for all to vote. Three "winners" will be chosen with fun prizes. Light refreshments will be provided. Families/Teams are encouraged to register below.

AViD Presents: Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard

May 15
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard both worked in the White House as social secretaries. Berman worked for President George W. Bush, while Bernard worked for President Barack Obama. As the head of the White House Social Office, the Social Secretary is responsible for all planning, coordination, and execution of official White House social functions. This includes everything from simple afternoon tea events to state dinners with hundreds of guests. Bernard was the first male and gay Social Secretary in history.

Harry Potter Escape

Mar 26
Monday 6:00 pm
A dark curse has been cast over the school, and we need a time-turner to go back in time and stop it. But, we're locked in an office!
Groups of up to 5 have 30 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles to escape. Space limited. 6:00-6:30 or 6:45-7:15 PM time slots are available. Pre-registration is required. Please call 515-283-4152 or e-mail Online registration is not available for this program. THIS EVENT IS FULL.

Polling Place: Primary Election

Jun 5
Tuesday (All day)
The East Side Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County City Election Polling Place. The Meeting Room doors will open to the public at 7:00 AM for voting. The Meeting Room doors will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM. Library services will not be available to the public from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Library services will be available to the public during normal operating hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


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