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.
Come and join Miss Mary for stories, songs, and dance!
Come to the library and enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years.
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.
Join us for a discussion of Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. All are welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a quiet place to study? No space in your room to set up books? Weve 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.
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.
On Fridays during the school year, the Legos will be available in the children's area at the Franklin Library.
Join us for stories, songs, flannel board activities, playtime and an occasional craft activity. For toddlers ages 18 months to age 3.
Art supplies will be available all day in the children's area. Bring your imagination and creativity and we will provide the materials.
Percy, our therapy dog, sits in Rosie's Forest and listens to kids read. Won't you join us?
Closed for Easter
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.