Wonder of Words: Author John Shors

Nov 4
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Des Moines native and best-selling author John Shors will discuss his novels, including Beneath A Marble Sky, about the building of the Taj Mahal, and his newest novel, Temple of a Thousand Faces, which brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat. www.johnshors.com

Baby Rhyme Time

Nov 5
Wednesday 10:15 am
Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months.

Wonder of Words Lunch Outside the Box: Ann Crowley

Nov 5
Wednesday 12:00 pm
Dr. Ann M. Crowley is a registered dietician and commercial food photographer who has combined the art and science of food in a wonderful recipe collection. As an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and Director of Nutrition Services at the university of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, she published extensively in professional and popular journals. Her weekly food and nutrition column was published in newspapers throughout the Midwest for thirty-two years. She has travelled extensively.

Central VolunTeens

Teens in 6th through 12th Grade can come and volunteer their time to help with various library projects. Please stop by the Central Youth Desk for an application form and have it signed by a parent prior to our meeting.

Early Out @ Central: Build-It Fun

Nov 5
Wednesday 2:00 pm
Stop by the Children's area at Central Library to explore, play, and have fun after school. We will provide some blocks, duplos, and legos and kids can get building. Parent/Guardian must be present with child, and supplies may be limited.

Geocaching Treasure Hunting 101

Teens are invited to learn about geocaching (pronounced: geo cashing) and see what this treasure hunting game is all about! Geocachers use a GPS device to locate the caches that can be hiding anywhere. Special visitor, Brad Olk, will be here to teach teens about this hobby. Come discover what all the fun is about!

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.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online

Nov 5
Wednesday 3:00 pm

Looking for funding for your non-profit organization? The Foundation Directory Online is a resource that provides access to searchable online databases that can help you in your search. We'll show you how to use it. Central Library Computer Lab. Class size is limited. Please pre-register.