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Using DNA in Genealogy

February 21st,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Bryant F. McAllister, PhD, an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Biology at The University of Iowa, will explain how DNA can be used to learn more about your family history.

History of Younkers: More Than a Store

February 22nd,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Central Library
For many Iowans, a trip to Younkers was more than just a wonderful shopping experience, it was an event. With tea rooms, fashion shows, and theater nights, Younkers became a destination. Vicki Ingham, author of Younkers: The Friendly Store, will share how the business became an Iowa institution. Join us for a fascinating presentation and refreshments.

Art in the Library: Galaxy in a Bottle

February 22nd,
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

This month create your very own galaxy in a bottle that glitters and glows. This program is for kids ages 8-18.

Teen/Tween Maker Lab: Math to Mosaic Art

February 22nd,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
South Side Library

Teens and Tweens! Come to the Maker Lab and tinker, explore and create! This month, we will create Mosaic Art! Use our Perler Beads to design patterns and iron those patterns together to make into custom art!

Holes Sneak Preview

February 25th,
10:30am to 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library

See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Holes. Based on the award-winning book by Louis Sachar, Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, who continues his family’s curse of bad luck and finds himself at Camp Green Lake. Come and enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

Soldering Demo

March 1st,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Central Library

Meet a local coder! Professional, Bailey Steinfadt, presents on developing software for the agriculture industry with photos of large scale projects and a soldering demonstration! Thanks to Area 515 Des Moines Maker Space for partnering with today's Code Club.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library Soul Food Festival

March 4th,
11:00am to 2:00pm
Forest Avenue Library

Join the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library for their annual Soul Food Festival! Traditional soul food like fried chicken, greens, red beans and rice, jambalaya, black eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato pie will be available. Arrive early as all food is first come, first served!

Free Friday Flicks at Franklin – Sherlock Holmes (2009)

March 3rd,
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Robert Downey, Jr. debuted as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous London sleuth in this 2009 film, also starring Jude Law as his friend and sidekick Dr. John Watson. Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, and Eddie Marsan also starred for director Guy Ritchie.

Edible Landscape Design

March 6th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Beth Waage, certified in Permaculture Landscape Design, will discuss ways to include edible, as well as sustainable, landscaping to your yard.