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Preservation 101

May 7
Thursday 11:30 am
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.

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.

Cheap Eats with Your Slow Cooker

Apr 23
Thursday 11:30 am
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.

LibCon 2015

May 4
Monday 4:00 pm
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!

Cosplay 101

May 4
Monday 5:30 pm
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.

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