South Side Library

Furry Heroes: DMPD Canine Unit

Watch as Sergeant Miller demonstrates the abilities of the Des Moines Police Department’s Canine Unit.

The canines are used for a variety of purposes including: tracking missing persons and suspects, searching for evidence and drugs, and helping to apprehend criminals. The canines are an important asset to the Des Moines Police Department in its fight against crime.

Grades K-5.

Tween Book Club: El Deafo and Superhero Perler Beads

Kids entering grades 4-8 are invited to read and discuss El Deafo, a 2015 Newbery Honor book, by Cece Bell. After discussion, we will create Perler bead superheroes you can use as a magnet or keychain!

Books are available beginning May 18th at the South Side Information Desk. Registration is required. Adults are welcome to attend with their child but need not register.

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