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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.

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.

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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