Events Upcoming Events Apr20 Closed for the Easter Holiday April 20th (All day) East Side Library Apr19 Artful Saturday April 19th (All day) Apr19 Free Family Movie Matinee April 19th, 1:30pm Apr21 East Side Book Discussion April 21st, 2:00pm Forest Avenue Library Apr21 Forest Avenue Book Discussion April 21st, 7:00pm Franklin Avenue Library Apr19 DIY Crafty Saturdays April 19th, 10:00am Apr21 Preschool Storytime April 21st, 10:15am South Side Library Apr21 South Side Writers' Workshop April 21st, 6:00pm Apr21 Family Storytime April 21st, 6:30pm AViD 2014 - New Adult Panel Sunday, April 27, 2:30 PM, Central Library. Holiday Closings All six locations will be closed Sunday, April 20 for the Easter Holiday. What's Happening? Download our newsletters and signup for e-news. Adult Book Discussions! Book Spine Poetry Contest April is National Poetry Month. Show off your skills by stacking book, CD, DVD, or audiobook spines to create a poem. CONTEST RULES> Poetry Workshop for Kids April 26th, 2:00pm to 4:00pmSouth Side LibraryKids in grades 3rd-6th grade are invited to share and sharpen their writing, speaking, and listening skills as they create original poems! Preregistration required. East Side Library Spring Book Sale April 26th, 10:00am to 5:00pmEast Side LibraryPlease join us for our annual Spring Book Sale at the East Side Library. A variety of books, magazines, movies, music and more will be available at reasonable prices. Retro Des Moines - Remembering Riverview May 13th, 12:00pm to 1:00pmCentral LibraryDo you remember the Wild Mouse and the Himalaya? Stroll through Riverview Park as Bill Kooker shares pictures and video clips. Growing Vegetables May 6th, 6:00pm to 7:30pmFranklin Avenue LibraryPolk County Master Gardener Mark White will provide tips on vegetable gardening. From soil preparation to planting to harvest to putting the garden to bed, this program tells it all! South Side Book Discussion May 1st, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSouth Side LibraryJoin us for a discussion of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.