Adult

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Dec 4
Monday 10:30 am
Join us at the South Side Library for a Tai Chi class with instructor Paul Black. This class will specialize in arthritis and falls prevention, and can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movement.

Iowa Author Fair

Oct 8
Sunday 1:00 pm
Always on the lookout for an interesting read? Discover new writers at the Iowa Author Fair. 20 authors from across the state will be in the Central Library meeting room wing for this popular annual event. There will be fiction, nonfiction, and children’s authors – all of whom will be selling books and discussing their works with the public. Enjoy snacks, door prizes, and great conversation during the open house. There’s no charge to attend – come support local authors during the Iowa Author Fair! You can view a full list of the authors at dmpl.org/iowa-author-fair.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Dec 2
Saturday 10:30 am
Join us for a Tai Chi class with instructor Jan Bennett. Specializing in arthritis and falls prevention, this class can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Nov 18
Saturday 10:30 am
Join us for a Tai Chi class with instructor Jan Bennett. Specializing in arthritis and falls prevention, this class can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

Cyber Security Awareness Training

Dec 5
Tuesday 2:00 pm
The State of Iowa-Information Security Officer, Alison Radl, will provide cyber security awareness at the North Side Library. This 30 minute training session will cover the basics of cyber security awareness for the general public and allow time for questions and answers. In addition security awareness handouts will be provided to participants. Space is limited. Please preregister online at www.dmpl.org or call 515-283-4152 press 3.

A Georgian Looks at Sherman: What He Sees May Surprise You

Nov 14
Tuesday 1:30 pm
Professor Richard McMurry has a B.A. in history from the Virginia Military Institute and two advanced degrees from Emory University. He is an independent historian who frequently lectures on the Civil War. He an engaging and entertaining speaker. An author of many books including: John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence, Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History, his newest book, An Uncompromising Secessionist: The Civil War Papers of George Knox Miller and more. Space is limited.

Agua para Chocolate/Water for Chocolate

Dec 14
Thursday 1:30 pm
Join us for an event inspired by the book Like Water for Chocolate to meet your neighbors through an exchange of food and recipes. Register and bring a sample of a family favorite to share!

Acompañennos para un evento inspirado por el libro Como agua para chocolate para conocer a sus vecinos por medio de un intercambio de comida y recetas. ¡Registrese y traiga un platillo favorito de su familia para compartir!


What if civility ruled the world?

Civility, or lack thereof, is what defines a society. What is the norm in how we treat other people, particularly when there is disagreement or tension? Come and join the conversation with Connie Ryan, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa to explore this time of incivility. But more importantly, how do we move forward toward a more civil atmosphere in the public square?

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