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Super Fun Sunday: Tissue Paper Art

October 2nd,
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Stop by Central Library on a Sunday to make and take a craft project! This week we will make a beautiful picture using tissue paper and various shapes. This is an unsupervised drop-in craft program located in the Children's area of the library. Parent/Guardian must accompany child. Program will be held during open hours or until supplies run out.

Iowa Author Fair

October 2nd,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Central Library

Always on the lookout for an interesting read? Discover new writers at the Iowa Author Fair! Enjoy snacks, door prizes, and great conversation during the open house.

Central Crafty Readers

October 3rd,
3:30pm to 4:00pm
Central Library

Hear a story, make a craft, and do a fun game or activity in the Imagination Station on Mondays after school! Great storytime for ages 3-8, and siblings are welcome.

The Belin Quartet Plays in Celebration of the 150th Anniversary

October 4th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

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.

Early Out @ Central: Art Cart

October 5th,
2:00pm to 4:45pm
Central Library

Stop by the Children's area at Central Library to explore, play, and have fun after school. Today we will have the Art Cart out with various arts and crafts supplies. Parent/Guardian must be present with child, and supplies may be limited. Groups of 10 or more are welcome but asked to call ahead at 248-6431.

Teen Code Club

October 5th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Central Library

Teens! Drop in to learn the basics of computers and computer programming. Activities will vary from physical computing projects using a Raspberry Pi to unplugged group activities teaching coding logic.

Teen Manga Club: Watercolor Fun

October 5th,
2:30pm to 3:30pm
South Side Library

Konnichiwa Teens! Come visit the Teen Manga Club for students in Grades 6th-12th. Stop in and learn about Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) and paint a watercolor picture! You can paint a picture of your favorite Manga character - or use our Japanese art books as inspiration to create your own painting!

The Clubhouse @ Franklin

October 5th,
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Looking for a place to hang out after school? Come to the Clubhouse for games, gaming, snacks, crafts, and more. We will be in the meeting room and have activities set up around the space. Bring a friend, or make some new ones at this informal program for kids ages 8 and up.

Fandom Friday

October 7th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Attention Teens!!! Join us on the first Friday of every month for Fandom Friday! We will discuss all things fandom and create a fanzine to publish and distribute around town!
Ages 12-18.

BAM!

October 13th,
3:30pm to 4:30pm
East Side Library

Books, Art, Make! Imagine far off places, daring adventures, and magical creatures. Listen to stories from children's literature and create illustrations, sculptures, paintings and puppets. Create your own characters and stories inspired by artwork in the books we read. For ages 5-10.

Fall Festivals Around the World

October 15th,
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Forest Avenue Library

Come celebrate five fall festivals from across the globe in this make & take extravaganza!