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Military Family Super Hero Social

November 1st,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
East Side Library

Happy Military Family Month. Join us for an evening of crafts, snacks, and superheroes! Wonder Woman and The Dark Knight from Iowa League of Heroes will be on hand for photos!! This is a great way to meet and support military families in our community. We will have military support information on hand.

South Side Book Discussion

November 3rd,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
South Side Library
Join us for a discussion of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. All are welcome!

Fantastic Beasts Party

November 4th,
3:30pm to 6:00pm
North Side Library
Rejoin the wizarding world at the North Side library in preparation for the new movie release! Put your powers to work on Harry Potter-themed crafts, games, and scavenger hunts! Enjoy delicious, buttery popcorn, win candy, and watch one of the movies! All ages welcome!

East Side Knit-In

November 5th,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
East Side Library
Look forward to an afternoon of sharing techniques and meeting fellow knitters!

Adults, please bring your own knitting project. We will provide materials (needles, pattern, yarn) for children to begin a simple scarf. Attendees are expected to work independently, but mentors will be on hand to give initial directions and set-up and answer questions.

Cookies, hot chocolate, and tea provided.

Registration required for children and teens 10-18 to ensure that we have adequate supplies. Space is limited.

Ages 10 and up.


November 7th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages 12-18 can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Library. Applications must be turned in and approved before attending this program.

Holiday Wreath Making

November 10th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
South Side Library

A member of the Des Moines Garden Club will demonstrate how to make holiday wreaths, complete with instructions on how to create bows. This will be a hands on program and participants will leave with a decoration they have made. Supplies provided. Space is limited so register today.

Adult Coloring Party

November 7th,
11:30am to 12:30pm
East Side Library
Join us for some relaxing coloring time. Coloring supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Harry Potter Bingo

November 12th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Get ready for the new movie by diving back into the Wizarding World! Join us as we play bingo using characters from the Harry Potter series. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Ages 6 and up.

The Magic of Our Memories With Mary Kay Shanley

November 12th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
North Side Library
Humanities Iowa Speaker, Mary Kay Shanley Will discuss the importance of our memories — our memories have shaped us into who we are today. We’ll also talk about ways of interpreting the past – oral histories, storytelling and journaling. Space is limited so please preregister at or call 515-283-4152; press 3.