Family

Play, Grow, Learn!

Jul 31
Tuesday 10:15 am
It’s summer, so we’re headed outdoors! This special summer-only family storytime will includes songs, dancing, books, crafts, and activities – all in the beautiful green space that is Evelyn K. Davis Park. The park is located next door to the Forest Avenue Library.

In case of rain, the storytime will be held in the Forest Avenue Library meeting room.

Zombie Makers

Have you ever wanted to turn a stuffed animal, toy or doll into a wild work of art? Join us for our fourth annual
Zombie program. We will be turning Barbie dolls, toys, and stuffed animals into your own Frankenstein creations using a variety of
materials! During the last 10 minutes, we will vote on these for prizes! Feel free to wear a costume!

Jester Puppets: 'Jolly Roger', A Musical Puppet Adventure

Ho ho ho, me mateys! It’s time to sail the high seas! See the Jester Puppets in action for a showing of Jolly Roger, a Musical Pirate Adventure. Familiar faces join brand new characters as they head along on an ocean journey that kids will love. Throughout this interactive program, kids will learn to walk and talk like a pirate! So swab yer decks and batten down your hatches 'cause Jester Puppets is ready to make port at the Des Moines Public Library!

Jester Puppets: 'Jolly Roger', A Musical Puppet Adventure

Jul 31
Tuesday 2:00 pm

Ho ho ho, me mateys! It’s time to sail the high seas! See the Jester Puppets in action for a showing of Jolly Roger, a Musical Pirate Adventure. Familiar faces join brand new characters as they head along on an ocean journey that kids will love. Throughout this interactive program, kids will learn to walk and talk like a pirate! So swab yer decks and batten down your hatches 'cause Jester Puppets is ready to make port at the Des Moines Public Library!

Watercolor Workshop with Christine Hilbert

Author and Illustrator Christine Hilbert visits DMPL to lead a workshop teaching you how to create your own beautiful watercolor designs. After reading her book, Echo of the Star, Christine will provide step-by-step instruction to create a personalized 8x10 watercolor ice cream cone or cardinal. For children and teens ages 8 and up, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Space limited. Please pre-register online at www.dmpl.org or call 515-283-4152.

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