Central Library

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. There will fun activities for all ages. Capes, tights, and other costumes are encouraged!

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 the City of Des Moines, the Des Moines Community Action Agency and the Des Moines Public Library.

Foundation Center-Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Apr 6
Monday 10:30 am
Join us for a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. This workshop provides an overview of the components of a fundraising plan, as well as how to take stock of your organization's strengths and assets, develop a case statement, set fundraising goals, identify funding partners, and prepare a fundraising plan and calendar. Class size is limited, please pre-register.

Foundation Center-Proposal Writing Basics

Apr 6
Monday 9:00 am
Join us for a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this workshop will include how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal, tips for making a proposal stronger, what funders expect to see in a proposal, and tips for communicating with funders during the grant process. Class size is limited, please pre-register.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online

Sep 16
Wednesday 3:00 pm
Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool. This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. Class size is limited, please pre-register.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online

Jun 17
Wednesday 3:00 pm
Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool. This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. Class size is limited, please pre-register.

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