CONCERT WILL BE INDOORS DUE TO HEAT. Celebrate the finale of the Summer Reading Program with a concert from the Belin Quartet! Kids and families can listen to orchestrated music and engage in crafts and fun!
Due to circumstances beyond the library’s control; Thora, the bald eagle, will not be coming to Franklin Library on Friday, July 22, 2016. Instead, SOAR will bring Oak, a red-tailed hawk and Stella, a great horned owl. The program will include a short powerpoint presentation on eagles and discussion of rehabilitation practices with an opportunity to see the birds and ask questions.
Kids! Join Iowa Public Television Kid's Clubhouse Host Dan Wardell for his Reading Road Trip! Families can listen to interactive stories that promote playing outdoors, reading good books, eating healthy foods and using your imagination!
Enjoy a good read and tasty eats over the lunch hour. The Des Moines Social Club will be serving up a soup and a beverage for a suggested donation of $5 in the Café Gallery at the Central Library. Magazines and books will be available for browsing or checkout. Food ingredients are donated by Mercy Medical Center Food & Nutrition Services.
What was life like for a pioneer family in Iowa in 1850? How did the pioneers get to Iowa, and what brought them here? Learn the answers to these and many more questions as you participate in hands-on activities like learning to drive a team of oxen and plotting out your farm.