All Ages

The Belin Quartet Live Performance

Oct 7
Tuesday 6:30 pm
The Franklin Avenue Library welcomes The Belin Quartet. The quartet is well known in the greater Des Moines community for their free noon-time concerts during the summer. Members of the quartet include violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Sherida Josephson, and cellist George Work. The Belin Quartet was established in 2000 by a generous grant to the Civic Music Association from David Belin's charitable foundation, the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts.

America's Music 2

Sep 30
Tuesday 6:00 pm

Music styles that originated in the United States during the twentieth century are the subject of America's Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9. The Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Selected film clips receive expert analysis from Drake musicology professor Dr. Eric Saylor, followed by a lively audience discussion. Registration for the series is required and limited to 100 people. Preregistration opened August 1.

America's Music 2

Sep 23
Tuesday 6:00 pm

Music styles that originated in the United States during the twentieth century are the subject of America's Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9. The Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Selected film clips receive expert analysis from Drake musicology professor Dr. Eric Saylor, followed by a lively audience discussion. Registration for the series is required and limited to 100 people. Preregistration opened August 1.

America's Music 2

Sep 16
Tuesday 6:00 pm

Music styles that originated in the United States during the twentieth century are the subject of America's Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9. The Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Selected film clips receive expert analysis from Drake musicology professor Dr. Eric Saylor, followed by a lively audience discussion. Registration for the series is required and limited to 100 people. Preregistration opened August 1.

America's Music 2

Sep 9
Tuesday 6:00 pm

Music styles that originated in the United States during the twentieth century are the subject of America's Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9. Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Registration for the entire series is required. 

How-To Tuesday for Families: Scavenger Hunt

Learn how to discover everything we have at Central Library during our Family Scavenger Hunt! Stop by the Children's area between 5:00pm and 6:30pm to begin and find out all kinds of amazing things at the library while being entered to win a prize jar of your choice. Scavenger hunt will take between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Free Movie

Nov 22
Saturday 1:00 pm
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty; or do they. Come see Disney's recent retelling of the story from the perspective of the bad fairy. Bring your pillows and popcorn. The movie is rated PG and runs 96 minutes.

Gingerbread House Decorating

We will provide all of the materials to make an amazing gingerbread house fit for an elf. Each family that registers will receive one house to decorate together.

To register for this program, please register the name of one family member to represent your family. Since each family will get their own house, you only need to have one registration spot, no matter how large your group. Registration will begin November 3.

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