A Promise Called Iowa, documents how Iowa became a place of refuge and freedom for many Southeast Asians. This documentary retraces their journey from Indochina to the Midwest and tells the moving story of how Southeast Asian refugees became Iowans.
With stories like The Secret at Shadow Ranch, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery, Nancy Drew is among fiction’s most famous detectives. Did you know that her creator and the author of those stories was from Iowa?
“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. The program meets at the same time for eight weeks; Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome as well.
Kids and families! Join us for "Martha Speaks" Read-Aloud Family Nights this summer! Martha, the beloved dog from the PBS show, loves to talk and read books! Kids can listen to special dog-themed stories, talk about books they're reading this summer, engage in songs and make a special craft!
We are kicking off our Summer Reading programming with some very special guests. Elsenpeter Productions will bring their fantastic marionette puppets for a performance of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library.
The Des Moines Public Library is excited to announce the launch of the Art Gallery at the Central Library! A reception to celebrate the featured artists will take place on Wednesday, June 1, with the artists on-hand to discuss their work.
Wondering what to do with all the good stuff harvested from your garden? Nutrition and Health specialist Mary Krisco from Iowa State University Extension Outreach will give a presentation on preserving food.