Book Ball 150

Sep 30
Friday 6:30 pm
A benefit for the Des Moines Public Library Foundation. An evening to celebrate the Des Moines Public Library's 150th Anniversary. The venue is the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA. Black Tie Optional. Program will include the 2016 Iowa Author Award for Patricia T. O'Connor, a pause for poetry with Jim Autry, and special recognition for former Director of the DMPL, Elaine Estes. Meredith Corp. will also be honored with the 2016 Friend of Literacy Award. Tickets $200. The host for the evening is Kim Walker.

Furry Tales

Kids! Stop by the North Side Library children’s area and read a book to Shawna, the reading therapy dog! Reading to Shawna is a great way to build reading/language skills while making a furry friend!

Youth Makerspace

A free, family friendly, educational environment where youth can build, design, create and play with LittleBits, K'NEX, Kithub, LEGO Mindstorms, and more! Today's makers become tomorrow's innovators with STEAM based activities. For grades three through eight.

Iowa Author Fair

Oct 2
Sunday 1:00 pm

Always on the lookout for an interesting read? Discover new writers at the Iowa Author Fair! Enjoy snacks, door prizes, and great conversation during the open house.

Super Fun Sunday: Tissue Paper Art

Stop by Central Library on a Sunday to make and take a craft project! This week we will make a beautiful picture using tissue paper and various shapes. This is an unsupervised drop-in craft program located in the Children's area of the library. Parent/Guardian must accompany child. Program will be held during open hours or until supplies run out.