A special guest from the Blank Park Zoo will be bringing several of their animal friends to visit the library!
Join us as we play bingo using characters from the Harry Potter series. Feel free to dress as your favorite character or wear your house colors proudly. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to the Des Moines Public Library with his friend, Dan Wardell, from IPTV! Dan will read stories about Clifford’s adventures. Afterwards, children can meet Clifford and take their picture with him.
Be careful! These treats could be dangerous. We'll use science to make colorful and explosive drinks and snacks.
Celebrate the newest "I Survived" book by putting your skills to the test. Stop by to practice ways to stay warm and full during a dangerous blizzard!
Celebrate Peter Rabbit's new movie with games, crafts, and snacks!
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.
Did you have a favorite book this year? Help lead them to victory by voting for them at our book tournament party! Elephant and Piggie, Flat Stanley, Percy Jackson, My Little Ponies, and more will face off to earn the title of North Side Library’s favorite book. Prizes and snacks!
Come to the library for a special puppet show performed by Miss Donna and Miss Jennifer. There will be lots of songs, stories, puppets, and fun.
Join the Forest Avenue Library as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, featuring keynote speaker Dionna Langford and recognition of the student art and writing contest winners.