Kitchen Herb Garden

Jun 10
Monday 6:00 pm
Fresh Herbs are easy to grow and add flavor and pizazz to most any dish. Join us at our outside Nature Nook at the East Side Library to plant a small kitchen herb garden and then create your own herb recipe book that calls for what you grow. All materials will be supplied. Registration is required.

Researching Family History

May 11
Saturday 2:00 pm
Tracing your family’s heritage is fun for a variety of reasons. Most people begin because they’re just curious for curiosity’s sake. Others enjoy a challenging and intricate puzzle to solve. Theresa Liewer, with the Iowa Genealogy Society, will set you in the right direction as you begin your genealogical journey. Learn about the resources available at the library, records and directories that will help you delve into your family’s past, other places to do research in the area, and more. This is a great way to get started in genealogy.

Improve Your Home Value with Tax Abatement Opportunities!

May 7
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Could spending money on home renovations actually save you money in the long run? Tax abatement opportunities may provide the answer. Des Moines City Planner Frank Dunn-Young will talk about these programs, which provide tax relief to property owners that make significant investments to their property. He’ll make a complicated topic easy-to-understand, letting you know how you may be able to afford that "wow" renovation or addition to your home that you desire.

Meet Miffy: Learn About DMPL's New Fountain

May 20
Monday 6:30 pm
Learn more about the white bunny that graces the Central Library’s southwest lawn. Jessica Rowe, director of the Greater Des Moines Art Foundation, will talk about Tom Sachs’ sculpture. Why did Sachs choose to portray Miffy, a character created by a Dutch children’s author, and why does the water in the fountain come out of Miffy’s eyes? Find out all about this new sculpture and how it came to sit outside the library.


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