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.
Learn how to use DMPL's online resources to check out books and audiobooks for kids, teens and beyond! We will cover 3M, Wilbor, and Tumblebooks, giving an overview of what's available and a brief walk through on getting them on a device. Afterwards, browse some titles on our 3M e-readers, available for checkout. Please bring your library card and PIN number. You must be a resident of Des Moines or Windsor Heights. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registrations are encouraged and drop-ins are welcome!
Mary Kay Shanley is the author of 10 books, including She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes and her favorite, Our State Fair--Iowa's Blue Ribbon Story. Her next book is a memoir with the working title The Woman Who Had Me. Mary Kay says it will be released in 2015 --- if everything goes right. She adds that authors are an anxious lot. Mary Kay also teaches at the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival, co-conducts four-day writing retreats and works with two writing groups. She's very happy to join us this noon to share fabulous stories about our great state fair.
Children entering kindergarten and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, and tips to help them get ready for their first day in kindergarten!
The Iowa Brewers Union will discuss how to mix up a batch of beer at home. They will share information on the process and the equipment needed to get started. You can even sample a home brew! Pre-register.
An instructor from Power Life Yoga will lead a class on basic postures. This is a wonderful opportunity to try out yoga. If you have a mat, please bring it along! Pre-register.
D'anne Dzon from DM Cakes will demonstrate cake decorating techniques. Participants can practice their skills on cupcakes. Pre-register.
Join our friends from Agri-Cultured as we learn about fermented foods and how they can improve our health. We'll get to sample some fermented items, too! Pre-register.
The scene is ready, the script is set. Now, all that's left is to rehearse and film our viral video!
You've seen them on YouTube, now come and help us try to make a viral video! In week one we will set our scene and prepare a script. Bring your ideas!