Babies from newborns to 18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, bouncing activities, and songs. Parents will learn to interact with their babies through play activities and interact with other parents.
Join us for an informal writers' workshop on the first Monday of the month. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. Meeting Room One. Preregister.
Find out more about this resource the Central Library has available for nonprofits. Space is limited in the Computer Lab so preregistration is necessary.
Calling all crafty kids! Join Maddie in the Storyhour/Craft Room to hear a story and make-and-take a craft based on that story. We will be reading "Edward and the Pirates" by Dave McPhail and afterwards, we'll decorating our own pirate mugs! This program is for kids in Preschool - 2nd Grade.
Teens and tweens! Come discover new books that we have at the library and make a duct tape craft! Snacks provided.
Wanting to preserve a piece of history, Professor Emeritus William Schaefer of Grand View University photographed the living World War II veterans in Clark County in 2011. The display shows the veterans during their service days and in the present. Come down to the Central Library in October and November to view these amazing pictures.
Tweens ages 9-11 are welcome to learn about the library's resources through a library scavenger hunt! Stop in the Storyhour/Craft Room for clues and you could earn a prize!
Learn about prominent people, places and events in Des Moines history by taking a virtual tour of historic Woodland Cemetery...
The Central Library will be hosting the VSA Iowa Art Exhibit in November. Browse amazing pieces created in a range of mediums by professional and novice artists with disabilities.
Join us in the Storyhour/Craft Room for songs and a craft based on the story, "Mustache" by Marc Barnett. This program is for kids in Preschool - 2nd Grade.