Adult

AViD Presents: Ryan Holiday

Apr 5
Thursday 7:00 pm
Ryan Holiday is a writer, marketer, and media strategist. After dropping out of college at the age of 19, Holiday went on to become the director of marketing for American Apparel. He has since written six books, including The Daily Stoic, Ego is the Enemy, and Perennial Seller. Holiday’s creative agency, Brass Check, specializes in working with authors, media companies, and startups. Through Brass Check, Holiday has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex.

Apartment and Small Space Gardening

Apr 4
Wednesday 6:30 pm

Do you have a small space or perhaps just a balcony for a garden? This is the class for you!

Learn how to assess sunlight, find the best planting spot, discover the joys of container growing, use vertical space, and select the best plants. Taught be Derek McKay, horticultural specialist from Ted Lare's Garden Center, learn methods to keep your small-space gardens happy and healthy!

Bad Art Night: Oceans

Join us for an evening of ocean themed bad art at the East Side Library. This all-ages event will showcase your creativity. Materials will be provided for you to make a “bad” piece of art – -use your creativity to make your best ocean themed Pinterest fail or mess-terpiece. Each team will have about 30 minutes to create their work, then each piece of art will be put into our exhibition for all to vote. Three "winners" will be chosen with fun prizes. Light refreshments will be provided. Families/Teams are encouraged to register below.

AViD Presents: Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard

May 15
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard both worked in the White House as social secretaries. Berman worked for President George W. Bush, while Bernard worked for President Barack Obama. As the head of the White House Social Office, the Social Secretary is responsible for all planning, coordination, and execution of official White House social functions. This includes everything from simple afternoon tea events to state dinners with hundreds of guests. Bernard was the first male and gay Social Secretary in history.

Polling Place: Primary Election

Jun 5
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 8:00 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.

Primary Election Polling Precinct

Jun 5
Tuesday (All day)
The Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County Primary Election Polling Precinct. 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.

Conversations & Coffee

Jun 5
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Dana Smith at desmith@dmpl.org.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Sep 10
Monday 10:30 am
Join us at the East 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 movements.

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