Furry Tales

Stop by the library to sign up for a ten minute slot to read a favorite story to therapy dog Scout. Sharing stories with Scout is a fantastic way to practice reading skills and make a furry friend at the same time.

Maker Mondays: Superhero Wands

Stop by the Central Library's Children's Area to use your creativity to make and take a craft! Today, we'll have supplies out to make your own superhero wand! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for ages 3-10. Supplies are limited.

If you plan on bringing a large group, please call ahead to let us know at 248-6420.

Free Advice for Your Device

Jun 1
Monday 2:00 pm
Get the lowdown on your library's downloadables! Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Pre-register as class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

Writers' Workshop

Jun 1
Monday 5:00 pm
Join us for an informal writers' workshop on the first Monday of the month from 5-7 PM. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. Meeting Room One. Preregister.

Iowa International Center

Jun 2
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Thanks to generous support from DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred as well as Drake University, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Public Library, the Iowa International Center is proud to present this series of monthly forums. For more information about the series, visit: www.iowainternationalcenter.org or call 282-8269, ext. 15.

Conversations & Coffee

Jun 2
Tuesday 12:30 pm
English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. This program is open to all levels of English speakers and activities will be provided to prompt and encourage conversation. For additional information please contact Ashley Molzen at armolzen@dmpl.org.