Franklin Avenue Library

Teen Cosplay and Costuming 101

Have you ever wanted to design your own costume, but didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve cosplayed before and just want some tips and ideas for next time. Experienced and beginning cosplayers alike are invited to sign up for this 3 day workshop, where we will discuss the history of cosplay as well as the supplies, planning, and research that goes into creating a great costume. This program is open to teens aged 12-18, and registration is required.

Teen Cosplay and Costuming 101

Have you ever wanted to design your own costume, but didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve cosplayed before and just want some tips and ideas for next time. Experienced and beginning cosplayers alike are invited to sign up for this 3 day workshop, where we will discuss the history of cosplay as well as the supplies, planning, and research that goes into creating a great costume. This program is open to teens aged 12-18, and registration is required.

Teen Cosplay and Costuming 101

Have you ever wanted to design your own costume, but didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve cosplayed before and just want some tips and ideas for next time. Experienced and beginning cosplayers alike are invited to sign up for this 3 day workshop, where we will discuss the history of cosplay as well as the supplies, planning, and research that goes into creating a great costume. This program is open to teens aged 12-18, and registration is required.

Teen CSI Camp

Learn all about the fascinating world of forensic science at this 3 day camp! We’ll discover the methods that real life crime scene investigators use to collect and process evidence while also learning about career opportunities and the schooling behind becoming a CSI. This camp is open to teens aged 12-18, and registration is required.

Teen CSI Camp

Learn all about the fascinating world of forensic science at this 3 day camp! We’ll discover the methods that real life crime scene investigators use to collect and process evidence while also learning about career opportunities and the schooling behind becoming a CSI. This camp is open to teens aged 12-18, and registration is required.

Teen CSI Camp

Learn all about the fascinating world of forensic science at this 3 day camp! We’ll discover the methods that real life crime scene investigators use to collect and process evidence while also learning about career opportunities and the schooling behind becoming a CSI. This camp is open to teens aged 12-18, and registration is required.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Aug 21
Monday 12:00 pm
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States. Here in Des Moines we will see a partial eclipse, the moon will cover 95 percent of the sun, a spectacular sight.

Franklin Avenue Library will host a Viewing Party. All participants are required to receive a mandatory safety viewing lesson and pair of protective glasses. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and plenty of water. In case of inclement weather, we will have a live feed of the eclipse from NASA in the Meeting Room.

Solar Eclipse, the Celestial Event of the Century

Aug 15
Tuesday 6:30 pm
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States. Here in Des Moines we will see a partial eclipse, the moon will cover 95 percent of the sun, a spectacular sight.

Dave Lynch, member of the Des Moines Astronomical Society, who has been chasing solar eclipses for forty years, will share stories of his travels to ten countries and two oceans with photographs of fifteen different eclipses.


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