Come learn about the history and mystery of Tarot with special guest Anita Shekinah from Ancient Ways. Then head upstairs to see the exhibit: "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine" from the National Library of Medicine.
Dr. Stephen J. Gaies will discuss the Jewish Holocaust on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Dr. Gaies is a professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa and is the director of UNI’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.
Celebrate all things Star Wars! First 20 registrants will make Star Wars shaped soap to take home. Non-registered attendees may create lightsabers from paper and cardboard or try making a Star Wars origami character (while supplies last).
Grades 4-12. 5/04 at 2:30-4:00 PM.
Registration required for soap making. Registrants must arrive no later than 3:00 to make soap. Call 515-283-4152 or register online through the Events calendar.
See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Sideways Stories From Wayside School. Join the students from Wayside School as they try to learn in the wackiest school that's ever been built. Come and enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!
Play, Grow, Learn! is time to use the Imagination Station to check out some early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.
It's almost time for Summer Reading, and we are having a pre-party for kids in grades 6-12. We will start out with games and snacks in the meeting room, and then move to the teen area to paint the windows for Summer Reading.
Natasha Bures from Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will discuss the history of Iowa’s prairies and what we can do to get them back. We’ll also learn about some of Iowa’s native plants and their historical and modern day uses. Attendees will receive a free seed packet to start their own prairie plots. Meeting Room One.
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.
Nancy Drew is the most popular female detective in fiction. Few know, however, that her creator was Mildred Augustine of Ladora, Iowa. Join us for a special presentation by Barbara Lounsberry as we learn all about Nancy Drew and her amazing creator. Meeting Room One.