Adult

The C-SPAN Bus Visits the Library

Sep 10
Monday 11:45 am
Come see the C-Span Bus as it visits Des Moines as part of its tour of 50 state capitals. C-SPAN is a private, not-for-profit company dedicated to making Congress and the U.S. government more open to the public. The public will learn about C-SPAN's in-depth public affairs coverage, discover C-SPAN's web offerings, including video that dates back to 1987, and more. There will also be interactive quizzes about the political process - a great way to test your knowledge!

Lunch Hour Yoga at the Library

Aug 28
Tuesday 12:15 pm
Join us for a 45 minute yoga session with instructor Shelby Kruse. This class is designed for all levels, whether you have been doing yoga for years, or just want to see if it is right for you. Bring your mat and meet us in the library's west wing on the 2nd floor.

Registration and submission of a liability waiver are required for participation in this event. The waiver can be filled out here: https://www.shelbykruse.com/dmpl-waiver

Great Americana Book Club

Sep 4
Tuesday 5:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of bestselling books from a variety of genres. Our first book is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Copies are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk while supplies last as well as in ebook and eaudiobook at https://www.dmpl.org/libby.

This book club will meet at The Walnut, 1417 Walnut Street, due to Americana's unexpected closure on September 4th. Future book clubs will meet at Americana restaurant on 1312 Locust Street.

Harry Potter Escape

Oct 23
Tuesday 6:00 pm
A dark curse has been cast over the school, and we need a time-turner to go back in time and stop it. But, we're locked in an office! Groups of up to 5 have 30 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles to escape. Space limited. 6:00-6:30 or 6:45-7:15 PM time slots are available. Pre-registration is required, and online registration is not available for this program. Please call 515-283-4152 or e-mail slfruhling@dmpl.org. This program is for Adults ages 18 and up.

Forest Flicks-Get Out

Oct 27
Saturday 1:00 pm
Rose invites her boyfriend Chris to a weekend getaway to meet her parents. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Join us at 1:00 for a social hour with ghoulish treats. Come in costume if you like. The movie will begin at 2:00.

This movie is Rated R. I.D. will be required to enter.

General Election Polling Place

Nov 6
Tuesday (All day)
The Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County General Election Polling Place. The Meeting Room will open to the public at 7:00 AM for voting. The Meeting Room will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM. Library services will not be available to the public from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Library services will be available to the public during normal operating hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Polling Place: General Election

Nov 6
Tuesday (All day)
The East Side Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County City Election Polling Place. The Meeting Room doors will open to the public at 7:00 AM for voting. The Meeting Room doors will close to the public and voting will cease at 9:00 PM. Library services will not be available to the public from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Library services will be available to the public during normal operating hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Computer Basics: Using the Libby App Part 2

Oct 30
Tuesday 2:00 pm

Join us for a two part class to walk through how to use Overdrive’s new e-book/e-audiobook app LIBBY!
*You must be a resident of Des Moines with a valid DMPL card for access to Libby.
*Libby is available for Apple iOS 9+, Android 4.4+, and Windows 10.

Libby App Basics Part 1: Tuesday, Oct. 23
What is Libby and how does the app work? Learn about Libby basics including how to install the app and check out materials.

Libby App Basics Part 2: Tuesday, Oct. 30

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