Preschool Storytime

Apr 2
Thursday 10:15 am
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and participate in crafts and activities that build literacy skills and kindergarten-readiness skills. For preschoolers ages 3 - 6.

Growing Vegetables

Apr 2
Thursday 11:30 am
Iowa State University Extension Polk County Master Gardener Mark White will give a presentation of growing vegetables in collaboration with the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Community Action Agency, and the Des Moines Public Library. As space is limited, please register online.

Conversations & Coffee

Apr 2
Thursday 2:00 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 Jon Hobbs at

Homework Hideout

Need a quiet place to study? No space in your room to set up books? We’ve created a quiet space with Internet and limited free color printing, common school supplies and a community mentor to encourage students to create school work that they can be proud of! Open Monday-Thursday for students in grades 4-12.

Kids Book Club

Join us after school for Kids Book Club at the East Side Library. Children ages 8-12 are invited to read Liar, Liar by Gary Paulsen. Copies of the book are available at the East Side Information Desk.

Foundation Center-Proposal Writing Basics

Apr 6
Monday 9:00 am
Join us for a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this workshop will include how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal, tips for making a proposal stronger, what funders expect to see in a proposal, and tips for communicating with funders during the grant process. Class size is limited, please pre-register.