Special Event

The Belin Quartet Plays in Celebration of the Library's150th Anniversary of DMPL

Oct 4
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.

SOAR with the Eagles

Jul 22
Friday 3:00 pm
SOAR, Saving Our Avian Resources, will present a live eagle program at the Franklin Avenue Library. This program is dedicated to the understanding, appreciation, and protection of our national symbol. In addition to SOAR, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will have a full-size replica of an eagle's nest in the lobby during the month of July.

Play, Grow, Learn

Play, Grow, Learn! is for families and children to use the Imagination Station to checkout early literacy tips/books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using the Central Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Play, Grow, Learn

Play, Grow, Learn! is for families and children to use the Imagination Station to checkout early literacy tips/books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using the Central Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Play, Grow, Learn

Play, Grow, Learn! is for families and children to use the Imagination Station to checkout early literacy tips/books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using the Central Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Play, Grow, Learn

Play, Grow, Learn! is for families and children to use the Imagination Station to checkout early literacy tips/books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using the Central Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Play, Grow, Learn

Play, Grow, Learn! is for families and children to use the Imagination Station to checkout early literacy tips/books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using the Central Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

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