When Texas native Bill Cotton came to Iowa more than fifty years ago he never anticipated falling so deeply in love with the Hawkeye state and its people. Iowa Roots Vol. 1: Ruminations Upon a Unique land, Uncommon People follows Cottons journey through Iowa as a United Methodist Minister and all the people he meets along the way.
Wondering what to do with all the good stuff harvested from your garden? Nutrition and Health specialist Mary Krisco from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will give a presentation on preserving food. Sponsored by Des Moines Community Action Agency.
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.
It's Money Smart Week! Join Carolyn Steckelberg from Polk County Extension and learn to develop a spending plan, plan for occasional expenses, create at least one financial goal and more. We'll also learn about smart meal planning and grocery shopping. Space is limited, so please preregister online at www.dmpl.org/events, or call 515-283-4152.
It's Money Smart Week! Join Mary Krisco, from Polk County Extension, and learn about using a slow cooker safely, adapting regular recipes to a slow cooker, and choosing healthy slow cooker recipes. No food will be prepared during the program, but we will get to sample some slow cooker chili! Healthy Slow Cooker Recipe booklets will also be available for purchase. Space is limited, so please preregister online at www.dmpl.org/events, or call 515-283-4152.
Celebrate Irish culture with a performance by dancers from the Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance. The revelry includes delightful traditional dances and contemporary choreographed numbers which will enchant, entertain, and inspire you!
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.
Calling all comic book and science fiction fans! The Des Moines Public Library and Iowa Comic Book Club are hosting LibCon 2015, a celebration of comic books and science fiction. Meet local artists and authors, or attend one of our special presentations. Don't forget to wear a costume and have fun!
Mandi Arthur-Struss, costume designer and cosplay enthusiast, will share her experience and enthusiasm for CosPlay. What is CosPlay? It is wearing a costume based on a character from a movie, book, or video game. Mandi will share cosplay history, techniques, and construction tips. Join her in Meeting Room 3 at 5:30.
Sean Eike, local art educator and illustrator, will provide insight into the influence of literature on comic book writing and art. Would Superman exist if Tarzan and Princess of Mars had never been written? Join Sean in Meeting Room 3 at 4:00 and find out!