Special Event

What if Civility Ruled the World?

Civility, or the lack thereof, defines a society and community. It’s important to consider how we treat others, especially when there is a disagreement or tension. Connie Ryan, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, will explore the concept of civility and engage the audience in a conversation. She’ll discuss how we can create civil atmospheres and the importance of working toward civility every day.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play" Sneak Preview

Come see the beloved duo from Mo Willems’ best-selling books! Gerald and Piggie have been invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles – a trio of singing squirrels that love having a good time. So begins a day where anything is possible! Get a sneak preview of the Des Moines Playhouse’s latest production, and enter a drawing to win free tickets to the full performance!

Free Friday Flicks at Franklin - Beauty and the Beast

Jan 5
Friday 1:30 pm

See the incredible live-action version of this classic French fairy tale! Starring Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame, Beauty and the Beast was one of the most popular films of 2017. The musical received positive reviews, with lots of praise for the score and the cast performances. There’s no doubt you’ll be replaying the catchy tunes as you in your head all day!

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

Jan 30
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! Ukuleles are more popular than ever, with lots of people picking up the little stringed instrument and posting videos of their songs online.

This five-week class will be led by Natalie Steenson, the director of Art House Des Moines. You’ll learn basic chords and strumming patterns through the five weeks. Soprano ukuleles will be available to check out with your library card when you register. Please preregister for the class by calling 283-4152 ext. 3 or by emailing LAWalth@dmpl.org.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

Jan 23
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! Ukuleles are more popular than ever, with lots of people picking up the little stringed instrument and posting videos of their songs online.

This five-week class will be led by Natalie Steenson, the director of Art House Des Moines. You’ll learn basic chords and strumming patterns through the five weeks. Soprano ukuleles will be available to check out with your library card when you register. Please preregister for the class by calling 283-4152 ext. 3 or by emailing LAWalth@dmpl.org.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

Jan 16
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! Ukuleles are more popular than ever, with lots of people picking up the little stringed instrument and posting videos of their songs online.

This five-week class will be led by Natalie Steenson, the director of Art House Des Moines. You’ll learn basic chords and strumming patterns through the five weeks. Soprano ukuleles will be available to check out with your library card when you register. Please preregister for the class by calling 283-4152 ext. 3 or by emailing LAWalth@dmpl.org.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

Jan 9
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! Ukuleles are more popular than ever, with lots of people picking up the little stringed instrument and posting videos of their songs online.

This five-week class will be led by Natalie Steenson, the director of Art House Des Moines. You’ll learn basic chords and strumming patterns through the five weeks. Soprano ukuleles will be available to check out with your library card when you register. Please preregister for the class by calling 283-4152 ext. 3 or by emailing LAWalth@dmpl.org.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

Jan 2
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! Ukuleles are more popular than ever, with lots of people picking up the little stringed instrument and posting videos of their songs online.

This five-week class will be led by Natalie Steenson, the director of Art House Des Moines. You’ll learn basic chords and strumming patterns through the five weeks. Soprano ukuleles will be available to check out with your library card when you register. Please preregister for the class by calling 283-4152 ext. 3 or by emailing LAWalth@dmpl.org.

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