5-8 years

Spooky Nights/ Noches de Cuentos de Espantos

Come to Forest Avenue Library for a special bilingual storytime celebrating two spooky holidays: Halloween and Dia de los Santos - a traditional Guatemalan holiday! After storytime there will be games, treats, and a special prize for kids in costume (while supplies last).
Vengan a Forest Avenue Library para una hora especial de Cuentos y Canciones bilingüe celebrando dos días: Halloween y Día De los Santos - una tradición Guatemalteca! Después de la hora de cuentos habrán juegos, dulces, y un premio especial para niños en disfraz.

<i>A Little House Christmas</i> Sneak Preview

It’s a special sneak preview of a Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas! Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura Ingalls are gathering their whole family together to celebrate the holidays. When a natural disaster strikes, it appears Santa won’t be able to make it! The family must work together to ensure that there’s something under the tree for everyone. Check out a few scenes from this Des Moines Community Playhouse play and register to win free tickets to the full production!

Family Movie and Coloring

Join us for a free movie and coloring time! Popcorn provided while supplies last. You may bring your own blankets, pillows, snacks, and a covered drink.

The Secret Garden (G): Before she was in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, Maggie Smith played the housekeeper to Mary Lennox, a spoiled girl who lives with her uncle in a large, old house. Often alone, Mary discovers a key to a garden that has been locked up since her aunt died. Mary decides to find the garden, but takes a detour when she hears mysterious cries in the house and decides to investigate.


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