Special Event

Forest Flicks: Coco

Nov 1
Thursday 3:00 pm
Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt give voice to the characters of Coco, an animated celebration of music, family, and forgiveness! Miguel loves music, but old family wounds forbid him from pursuing his dreams of musical greatness. When a photograph on the family’s ofrenda during Día de Muertos reveals a secret, Miguel travels to the Land of the Dead to discover the truth about his musical heritage.

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!

Stress Free, Nourishing Meals: How to get your family to eat and feel great

Jul 17
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It doesn’t have to be difficult to make refreshing,
nutritious meals for your family. Learn how to
make meal prep a bit easier with tips from Dani
Lin, a health coach and cooking instructor in
Des Moines. She’ll provide practical nutrition
tips that you can incorporate into your meal planning.
Dani will share meal ideas and demo a recipe, followed by
time for questions. Space is limited, so please preregister
at dmpl.org or call 283-4152 ext. 3.

FULL - Kids in the Kitchen

Jun 18
Monday 2:30 pm
Does your child love to cook? Visit the South Side Library in partnership with the Iowa State University Extension Outreach and learn how to make easy, kid-friendly snacks. Kids will learn lessons about food safety and nutrition and make a snack. Participants will need to attend all seven sessions. For youth ages 5-11. Preregistration required. Space is limited. Groups may not register for this program.

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