All Ages

<i>A Little House Christmas</i> Sneak Preview

It’s a special sneak preview of a Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas! Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura Ingalls are gathering their whole family together to celebrate the holidays. When a natural disaster strikes, it appears Santa won’t be able to make it! The family must work together to ensure that there’s something under the tree for everyone. Check out a few scenes from this Des Moines Community Playhouse play and register to win free tickets to the full production!

Why Citizenship is Important

Nov 14
Tuesday 11:00 am
Eric Idehen will enchant students with a glimpse into Nigerian culture by sharing personal photographs, clothing items and naira bills. He will share the story of his journey from Nigeria to the United States and his road to success in his adopted country Mr. Idehen will share his belief that giving back is the path to being a good citizen. Students will learn about the orphanage that he started in Nigeria and explore their own ideas of how they can be good citizens.

Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Silent Shorts from The Big Three, with Live Piano Accom-

Jan 30
Tuesday 6:30 pm
paniment by Bruce Martin.

The silent era of film featured three men who’ve become known as comic geniuses: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. Enjoy short films starring each of these actors during an evening of entertainment at the Franklin Avenue Library. Local pianist Bruce Martin will provide live accompaniment as the audience watches Easy Street (1917), Bumping Into Broadway (1919), and Cops (1922). Join us for a night of funny gags and side-splitting slapstick humor!

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