All Ages

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library Soul Food Festival

Mar 3
Saturday 11:00 am
The Friends of the Forest Avenue Library will be serving all sorts of dishes that will have your mouth watering at this annual fundraiser. Offerings will include fried chicken, greens, red beans and rice, jambalaya, black eyed peas, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato pie, and much more! Come early if you can – it’s first come, first served!

Miss Nelson Is Missing Sneak Preview

Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Miss Nelson Is Missing, based on the classic story by Harry Allard. Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school, but the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

The Art of the Taiko Drum

Apr 2
Monday 6:30 pm
All ages are invited to experience Japanese culture through the Art of Taiko. Taiko drums are traditional Japanese instruments used in festivals and musical performances around the world. Learn about the different styles of Taiko drumming, and how the drums are used in popular festivals in Japan and the US. You may even get a chance to play the drums during this interactive, educational event.

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