Adult

Computer Basics for Seniors

Nov 3
Friday 2:30 pm
Have fun discovering what you can do once you learn the computer basics in this class that meets the First Friday of the month. In this series of informal classes we will provide a laptop for you to use during the workshop. This is an opportunity for you to let us know what you would like to learn regarding basic computer skills. Class size is limited to eight. Please preregister by calling 515-283-4152 press 3 or stop by the library and we will help you preregister online.



Artists' Workshop

Apr 16
Monday 5:30 pm
Please join us for an informal gathering of artists working together in a creative setting. Staff member and artist, Fueche Vang, will be present to host rewarding conversation, offering feedback and critique on your current works, whether early sketches or a few strokes away from a masterpiece.

Weather permitting, artists will be able to work on the library lawn or venture to the nearby Sculpture Park. Please plan on meeting in Meeting Room 1 in the Central Library Meeting Wing.

Artists' Workshop

Mar 19
Monday 5:30 pm
Please join us for an informal gathering of artists working together in a creative setting. Staff member and artist, Fueche Vang, will be present to host rewarding conversation, offering feedback and critique on your current works, whether early sketches or a few strokes away from a masterpiece.

Weather permitting, artists will be able to work on the library lawn or venture to the nearby Sculpture Park. Please plan on meeting in Meeting Room 1 in the Central Library Meeting Wing.

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?

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

Nov 14
Tuesday 1:30 pm
General William Sherman has been recognized for his outstanding command of the Union Army in the Civil War. He’s also received criticism for his harsh strategy of total warfare in Georgia near the war’s end. Come to the North Side Library as Professor Richard McMurry takes a look at Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” As a native Georgian, McMurry has a unique perspective on these events – and what he sees may surprise you. Please preregister for this event, as space is limited. Call 283-4152 ext. 3 or go to dmpl.org.

Backyard Prairie: Class and Starter Samples

Nov 13
Monday 4:30 pm
From the Missouri to the Mississippi Rivers, prairies once covered 85% of Iowa’s beautiful landscape. Learn how to recreate a piece of those pretty prairies in your backyard with help from a garden expert! Derek McKay, a horticultural specialist, will talk about grasses and plants commonly found on Iowa prairies. Participants will discover ways to plant natural grasses in their own backyards, no matter how big or small a plot they may have.

Grass seed samples will be available after the presentation while supplies last.

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