AViD presents Michelle Hoover

Mar 7
Tuesday 7:00 pm

The Des Moines Public Library is excited to announce this year’s full lineup for our Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) lecture series! Now in its 17th year, AViD is a highly acclaimed, free lecture series that connects world-famous authors with an audience from across the state.

Michelle Hoover will open the series on Tuesday, March 7. Her newest book, Bottomland, has been selected as the 2017 All Iowa Reads title. It’s the story of a 1920s Iowa family searching for their two missing daughters.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Jun 26
Monday 11:00 am
Join us for a Tai Chi class with instructor Paul Black. This class will specialize in arthritis and falls prevention, and can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation." As participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, everyday concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

Ready to Ride: Bicycle Maintenance and Trails Overview

May 10
Wednesday 6:30 pm
Polk County has many beautiful trails to discover! Are you ready to ride? Prepare for the cycling season with a bicycle maintenance demonstration by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective and an update on new and existing trails with Park Planner, Adam Fendrick, from Polk County Conservation.

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." -Albert Einstein


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