Special Event

Foundation Directory Online Workshop

Jan 16
Wednesday 1:00 pm
Find funders and resources for your nonprofit! Learn how to use the Des Moines Public Library’s comprehensive funding research tool, Foundation Directory Online. As a tool of the nationally recognized Foundation Center, the Foundation Directory online has in-depth information on nearly one million grant opportunities from around 140,000 grant makers. This session provides a basic introduction to the Foundation Directory Online, including how to search for grants and related resources for nonprofit organizations.

New Year's Eve Lego Movie-A-Thon

Join us for a New Year's Eve Lego movie marathon! During the movies we will have legos, duplos and Mega-Bloks and lego themed crafts available for you to build and create with, and many Lego books and materials for you to read and check out.


10:00 AM The Lego Ninjago Movie rated PG - Run Time 90 minutes
12:00 PM The Lego Batman Movie rated PG - Run Time 104 minutes
2:00 PM The Lego Movie rated PG - Run Time 101 minutes

<i>Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt</i> Sneak Preview

Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, based on the hilarious book series by Megan McDonald. Judy Moody and her brother Stink team up to solve puzzles and unearth clues in this swashbuckling adventure that might lead to buried treasure. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!


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