Adult

Iowa State Fair: Looking Past and Present

Jul 17
Monday 6:00 pm

Former State Fair Marketing Director Kathie Swift looks at the upcoming Iowa State Fair, the jewel in Iowa's crown, and shares highlights of her past 27 years. She will update you with news of the 2017 Fair, coming up August 10-20,and review past celebrations during her tenure, 1978-2004. This year's Fair theme: "Nothing Compares to State Fair Thrills” focuses on the explosive action of its three updated Thrill Parks, from Thrill Ville to Thrill Town and the Thrill Zone. Buckle your seat belts for much more that's brand new and exciting. It's a great program for Fair lovers!

Sushi Workshop for Adults

Jul 18
Tuesday 5:30 pm

Alex Akiyama will speak about the history of sushi. Alex is the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Coordinator with the Iowa Sister States (ISS). In this 90-Minute hands-on cultural activity Alex will show up to ten adults how to make sushi rolls. The first ten to sign up may also eat the finished product. Preregistration is only required for the making of sushi. Call 515-283-4152 Press 3 or preregister online at www.dmpl.org. To find out more about the history, without making or eating sushi, you are welcome to attend this program.

Fresh.Local.Global: An Iowa Culinary Experience

Sep 23
Saturday 2:00 pm
Meet Chef Vee as she shares her culinary experience with the audience. A special event featuring locally harvested Barramundi fish, juicy farm fresh tomatoes, and creamy Iowa sweet corn. Come join us on this delectable culinary journey around the world right here in Iowa. Preregister at www.dmpl.org or call 515-283-4152 press 3. Space is limited.

Conversations & Coffee

Sep 26
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Philip Delgado at pcdelgado@dmpl.org.

Conversations & Coffee

Sep 19
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Philip Delgado at pcdelgado@dmpl.org.

Conversations & Coffee

Nov 7
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Philip Delgado at pcdelgado@dmpl.org.

Conversations & Coffee

Sep 12
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Philip Delgado at pcdelgado@dmpl.org.

Tea with Beatrix Potter

Sep 21
Thursday 4:00 pm
Join us for tea and treats to celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with Joyce Miller, a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. Joyce will share a presentation and recent publications from her private collection on Miss Potter. Please register as space is limited. Adults only. Thank you to Mercy Medical Center Food & Nutrition Services for the donation of the food.

Easter Lake Watershed Update

Aug 2
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Attracting nearly 400,000 visitors each year, Easter Lake Park has been a great recreational resource for central Iowa since 1967. Over the last several years, Easter Lake has faced diminishing water quality as development in the area has increased. Partners of the Easter Lake Watershed Project are now aiming towards improving the 178-acre lake by taking action through in-lake improvements and projects throughout the 6,380-acre watershed. Now in Phase 2 of the project, many improvements have already been made, with many more on the way.

Beatrix Potter Tea

Aug 22
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Join us for tea as we celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with Joyce Miller, a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. Joyce will share a presentation and recent publications from her private collection on Miss Potter. Please register. Adults only, please. Meeting Room One.

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