All Ages

Honey Bee Basics

Jul 8
Saturday 2:00 pm
Carly Raye, the 2017 Iowa Honey Queen, will discuss all aspects of beekeeping,from creating a hive to harvesting honey. Carly started beekeeping two years ago through the Iowa Honey Producers Association's Youth Scholarship Program and currently manages three
hives of her own.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Aug 21
Monday 12:00 pm
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States. Here in Des Moines we will see a partial eclipse, the moon will cover 95 percent of the sun, a spectacular sight.

Franklin Avenue Library will host a Viewing Party. All participants are required to receive a mandatory safety viewing lesson and pair of protective glasses. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and plenty of water. In case of inclement weather, we will have a live feed of the eclipse from NASA in the Meeting Room.

Solar Eclipse, the Celestial Event of the Century

Aug 15
Tuesday 6:30 pm
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States. Here in Des Moines we will see a partial eclipse, the moon will cover 95 percent of the sun, a spectacular sight.

Dave Lynch, member of the Des Moines Astronomical Society, who has been chasing solar eclipses for forty years, will share stories of his travels to ten countries and two oceans with photographs of fifteen different eclipses.


Anis' Story: Libyan Foreign Exchange Student Shares His Experience

Jun 3
Saturday 2:00 pm
Find out more about the differences and similarities between Libya and the U.S. from Anis Eljorni, foreign exchange student from North High School. Hear what he has to share from his experience of coming from Libya to Iowa before he returns to his home country. Space is limited please preregister online www.dmpl.org or call 515-283-4152 Press 3.

University of Iowa Chamber Music

May 16
Tuesday 12:00 pm
The University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program marks their fifth year of the Summer Chamber Music Tour across Iowa, a collaborative effort between the University of Iowa String Chamber Music program and Arts Share. UISQRP is pleased to present two string ensembles: Con Fantasia String Quartet and Chi Fa String Trio. This program is free and open to the public. Join us in the Music Wing on the second floor of the Central Library for an hour of music.

Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society

Apr 21
Friday 12:00 pm
Steven Kennedy will perform a concert of classical guitar pieces at the Central Library on Friday April 21 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Steven teaches guitar at Simpson College and Central College. He is also president of the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society. The performance is free and open to the public and will be held in the Music Wing on the second floor of the Central Library.

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